Peter Lovesey

Peter Lovesey

This is a complete list of Peter Lovesey books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series or category.

Recent/Upcoming Peter Lovesey Books

No Upcoming Books. Click the '+ Follow' button to register an account, and we will notify you when they have new books coming out.

Book Notification is an Amazon Associate and eBay Partner. If you click on a book title it will take you to Amazon or your default book store where you can read more about the book or purchase it. We earn money from qualifying purchases.

List of Sergeant Cribb Books in Publication Order

List of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales Books in Publication Order

List of Inspector Henrietta Mallin Books in Publication Order

List of Peter Diamond Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
7.6
The Last Detective
1991
2
8.7
Diamond Solitaire
1992
3
9
The Summons
1995
4
8
Bloodhounds
1996
5
6
Upon a Dark Night
1997
6
9
The Vault
1999
7
10
Diamond Dust
2002
8
8
The House Sitter
2003
9
8
The Secret Hangman
2007
10
7
Skeleton Hill
2009
11
8.5
Stagestruck
2011
12
7
Cop to Corpse
2012
13
6.5
The Tooth Tattoo
2013
14
9
The Stone Wife
2014
15
8.7
Down Among the Dead Men
2015
16
8
Another One Goes Tonight
2016
17
Beau Death
2017
18
10
Killing with Confetti
2019
19
The Finisher
2020
20
7
Diamond and the Eye
2021
21
8
Showstopper
2022

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order (with Edward Marston)

List of Collections in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of Bibliomysteries Books in Publication Order

A collection of short stories and novellas centered around the theme of books. Each story combines elements of mystery, crime, and suspense with a focus on books, libraries, bookstores, or the world of literature, involving various authors contributing to this intriguing and literary-focused series.

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Book of Virtue (By: Ken Bruen)
2012
2
Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By: C.J. Box)
2012
3
The Book Thing (By: Laura Lippman)
2012
4
The Book Case (By: Nelson DeMille)
2012
5
An Acceptable Sacrifice ( By: Jeffery Deaver)
2012
6
Death Leaves a Bookmark (By: William Link)
2012
7
The Final Testament (By: Peter Blauner)
2013
8
Rides a Stranger (By: David Bell)
2013
9
The Long Sonata of the Dead (By: Andrew Taylor)
2013
10
The Book of Ghosts ( By: Reed Farrel Coleman)
2013
11
10
The Compendium of Srem (By: F. Paul Wilson)
2014
12
What's in a Name? ( By: Thomas H. Cook)
2014
13
Remaindered
2014
14
The Sequel (By: R.L. Stine)
2014
15
The Gospel of Sheba (By: Lyndsay Faye)
2014
16
Book Club (By: Loren D. Estleman)
2014
17
The Nature of My Inheritance (By: Bradford Morrow)
2014
18
It's in the Book (By: Max Allan Collins, Mickey Spillane)
2014
19
10
The Scroll (By: Anne Perry)
2014
20
The Book of the Lion (By: Thomas Perry)
2015
21
The Little Men (By: Megan Abbott)
2015
22
Condor in the Stacks (By: James Grady)
2015
23
Mystery, Inc. (By: Joyce Carol Oates)
2015
24
Every Seven Years (By: Denise Mina)
2015
25
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart)
2015
26
8
The Travelling Companion ( By: Ian Rankin)
2016
27
Citadel (By: Stephen Hunter)
2016
28
Reconciliation Day (By: Christopher Fowler)
2016
29
Dead Dames Don't Sing (By: John Harvey)
2016
30
The Haze (By: James W. Hall)
2016
31
Hoodoo Harry (By: Joe R. Lansdale)
2017
32
The Pretty Little Box ( By: Charles Todd)
2018
33
Seven Years (By: Peter Robinson)
2018
34
The Hemingway Valise (By: Robert Butler)
2018
35
The Last Honest Horse Thief (By: Michael Koryta)
2018
36
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By: John Connolly)
2018
37
The Girl Who Did Say No (By: David Handler)
2020
38
The Traitor (By: Martin Edwards)
2022
39
The Dark Door (By: Lisa Unger)
2022
40
The Honeymoon Trap (By: Peter Swanson)
2022
Show All Books in this Series

List of Bibliomysteries Series in Chronological Order

#ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Book of Virtue (By: Ken Bruen)
2012
2
10
The Scroll (By: Anne Perry)
2014
3
Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By: C.J. Box)
2012
4
An Acceptable Sacrifice ( By: Jeffery Deaver)
2012
5
Death Leaves a Bookmark (By: William Link)
2012
6
Seven Years (By: Peter Robinson)
2018
7
The Book Thing (By: Laura Lippman)
2012
8
The Book of Ghosts ( By: Reed Farrel Coleman)
2013
9
Book Club (By: Loren D. Estleman)
2014
10
The Long Sonata of the Dead (By: Andrew Taylor)
2013
11
The Final Testament (By: Peter Blauner)
2013
12
Rides a Stranger (By: David Bell)
2013
13
What's in a Name? ( By: Thomas H. Cook)
2014
14
It's in the Book (By: Max Allan Collins, Mickey Spillane)
2014
15
The Nature of My Inheritance (By: Bradford Morrow)
2014
16
Remaindered
2014
17
10
The Compendium of Srem (By: F. Paul Wilson)
2014
18
The Gospel of Sheba (By: Lyndsay Faye)
2014
19
The Sequel (By: R.L. Stine)
2014
20
The Book of the Lion (By: Thomas Perry)
2015
21
The Little Men (By: Megan Abbott)
2015
23
Every Seven Years (By: Denise Mina)
2015
24
Citadel (By: Stephen Hunter)
2016
25
Condor in the Stacks (By: James Grady)
2015
26
Mystery, Inc. (By: Joyce Carol Oates)
2015
27
8
The Travelling Companion ( By: Ian Rankin)
2016
28
The Haze (By: James W. Hall)
2016
29
Dead Dames Don't Sing (By: John Harvey)
2016
30
Reconciliation Day (By: Christopher Fowler)
2016
31
Hoodoo Harry (By: Joe R. Lansdale)
2017
32
The Pretty Little Box ( By: Charles Todd)
2018
33
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By: John Connolly)
2018
34
The Hemingway Valise (By: Robert Butler)
2018
35
The Last Honest Horse Thief (By: Michael Koryta)
2018
36
The Book Case (By: Nelson DeMille)
2012
37
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart)
2015
38
The Girl Who Did Say No (By: David Handler)
2020
39
The Traitor (By: Martin Edwards)
2022
40
The Dark Door (By: Lisa Unger)
2022
41
The Honeymoon Trap (By: Peter Swanson)
2022
Show All Books in this Series

List of Peter Lovesey Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Perfect Murder
1991
2
The Man Who...
1992
3
Fifty Best Mysteries
1993
4
2nd Culprit
1993
5
The Crown Crime Companion
1995
6
Malice Domestic 5
1996
7
10
Malice Domestic 6
1997
8
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
1999
9
A Century of British Mystery and Suspense
2000
10
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 2
2000
11
Malice Domestic 10
2001
12
The Mysterious Press Anniversary Anthology: Celebrating 25 Years
2001
13
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 3
2002
14
Thou Shalt Not Kill
2005
15
The Detection Collection
2005
16
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 8
2011
17
Deadly Pleasures
2013
18
The Sinking Admiral
2016
19
6
The Usual Santas
2016
20
Motives for Murder
2016
21
Silent Night, Deadly Night
2016
22
The Usual Santas of Soho Crime Christmas Capers
2017
23
8
CWA Anthology of Short Stories: Mystery Tour
2017
24
Silver Bullets
2019
25
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part XXV: 2021 Annual 1881-1888
2021
26
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part XXVII: 2021 Annual 1898-1928
2021
Show All Anthologies

Peter Lovesey: Biography

Peter Lovesey was born on September 10th, 1936 and is currently 87 years old. Peter Lovesey was born in Whitton, Middlesex, England. Lovesey attended Reading University where he received a Bachelor of Arts.

Peter Lovesey is the author of the Peter Diamond series which currently consists of 21 novels. The Peter Diamond series started in 1991 with the novel The Last Detective. The most recently released novel in the Peter Diamond series was Showstopper which was released in 2022. There are no upcoming novels for the Peter Diamond series.

Peter Lovesey has also written the Sergeant Cribb series which has 8 books including Wobble to Death and The Detective Wore Silk Drawers.

Peter Lovesey has been on Japan's Kono Mystery ga Sugoi! international list twice. In 1994, his book The Last Detective was ranked #10. In 1997, The Summons was on the list at #3.

Peter Lovesey: Awards & Accolades

Peter Lovesey won the Edgar Award, Grand Master, in 2018.

Peter Lovesey has won many awards including:

  • Waxwork won the Crime Writer's Association Award, Silver Dagger Award, in 1978.
  • The False Inspector Dew won the Crime Writer's Association Award, Gold Dagger Award, in 1982.
  • The Last Detective won the Anthony Award, Best Mystery Novel, in 1992.
  • The Summons won the Crime Writer's Association Award, Silver Dagger Award, in 1995.
  • Bloodhounds won the Crime Writer's Association Award, Silver Dagger Award, in 1996 as well as the Barry Award - Best Novel in 1997, Macavity Award - Best Mystery Novel in 1997.
  • The House Sitter won the Macavity Award, Best Mystery Novel, in 2004.

The following novels by Peter Lovesey were also nominated for these awards:

  • Mad Hatter's Holiday: Crime Writer's Association Award, Gold Dagger Award (1973).
  • Vandals: Anthony Award, Best Short Story (1986).
  • Rough Cider: Edgar Award, Best Mystery Novel (1988).
  • Bertie and the Seven Bodies: Crime Writer's Association Award, Last Laugh Dagger (1990).
  • The Crime of Miss Oyster Brown: Agatha Award, Best Short Story (1991). Anthony Award, Best Short Story (1992).
  • A Parrot is Forever: Agatha Award, Best Short Story (1996).
  • The Summons: Edgar Award, Best Mystery Novel (1996).
  • Corbett Correspondence: Agatha Award, Best Short Story (1997). Macavity Award, Best Short Story (1998).
  • The Reaper: Barry Award, Best British Crime Novel (2001). Dilys Award, Best Mystery Novel (2002).
  • The House Sitter: Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Best Mystery/Thriller (2003). Barry Award, Best British Crime Novel (2004).

Peter Lovesey: Author Insights

The highest rated book by Peter Lovesey on Book Notification is The Reaper, a Standalone novel.

The most read book by Peter Lovesey on Book Notification is The Last Detective, the 1st novel in the Peter Diamond series.

The most common authors followed by users who also follow Peter Lovesey are:

  1. Louise Penny, author of the Inspector Gamache Series.
  2. Ann Cleeves, author of the Shetland Island Series.
  3. Charles Todd, author of the Inspector Ian Rutledge Series.
  4. Richard Osman, author of the Thursday Murder Club Series.
  5. Elly Griffiths, author of the Ruth Galloway Series.

Peter Lovesey: F.A.Q

When was Peter Lovesey Born? How old is Peter Lovesey?

Peter Lovesey was born on September 10th, 1936. Peter Lovesey is currently 87 years old.

Where was Peter Lovesey Born?

Peter Lovesey was born in Whitton, Middlesex, England and is English.

What awards has Peter Lovesey won?

Peter Lovesey has won the following awards: Grand Master at the Edgar Award (2018).

What book awards has Peter Lovesey won?

Waxwork: Crime Writer's Association Award Silver Dagger Award (1978).
The False Inspector Dew: Crime Writer's Association Award Gold Dagger Award (1982).
The Last Detective: Anthony Award Best Mystery Novel (1992).
The Summons: Crime Writer's Association Award Silver Dagger Award (1995).
Bloodhounds: Crime Writer's Association Award Silver Dagger Award (1996), Barry Award Best Novel (1997), Macavity Award Best Mystery Novel (1997).
The House Sitter: Macavity Award Best Mystery Novel (2004).

What was the first book Peter Lovesey wrote?

The first novel written by Peter Lovesey was Five Kings of Distance, published in 1968.

What was the most recent book Peter Lovesey wrote?

His most recently released work was Showstopper on December 6th, 2022.

Will there be any more books by Peter Lovesey?

Peter Lovesey does not have any upcoming novels with a set publication date within the next few months at this time.

How many books has Peter Lovesey written?

Peter Lovesey has written 55 books across 11 series.
  • 8 books in the Sergeant Cribb Series
  • 3 books in the Albert Edward, Prince of Wales Series
  • 2 books in the Inspector Henrietta Mallin Series
  • 21 books in the Peter Diamond Series
  • 8 Standalone Novels
  • 4 Short Stories/Novellas
  • 7 Collections
  • 1 Non-Fiction Books
  • 1 book in the Bibliomysteries Series

Have a Question?

    Author Discussion


    Subscribe
    Notify of
    guest

    1 Comment
    Oldest
    Newest Most Voted
    Inline Feedbacks
    View all comments
    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    Diamond did that thing I like in ‘The Last Detective’ where a detective has to defy his superiors to do the right thing. I love that trope because it establishes the hero as a righteous character worth rooting for.

    Peter Diamond feels like he’s channeling older English detectives. He doesn’t care for advanced crime-solving tools and techniques, which means that he keeps clashing with his younger counterparts.

    That was enough to win me over if you can believe it because it gives the story an additional edge. If you read as much crime and mystery fiction as I do, after a while, the books start blending together. They all feel the same. Extra plot points like this one, where an old-fashioned detective has to ply his trade in a modern world, keep things interesting.

    Book Notification is an Amazon Associate. Book links to Amazon, eBay and other book stores are affiliate links, and we earn money from any qualifying purchases.

    Welcome to Book Notification!

    Are we missing any books or looking for an author that isn't on the site? Have any feedback or ideas that will enhance your experience? Contact us below.


      To see what we are currently working on as well as some of our future plans, see our road map.
      Monthly Contest
      affiliate disclaimer

      We are giving away 10 $25 gift cards. Every time you comment on an author page in the Author Discussion section at the bottom, you are entered into the sweepstakes. So get commenting! Winners announced in the next newsletter.


      Upcoming Books
      Popular Authors:
      Todays Most Followed Authors:
      Skip to content