The False Inspector Dew (Paperback)Peter Lovesey (author)
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A standalone novel from the critically acclaimed Peter Lovesey. The False Inspector Dew was the winner of the 1982 CWA Gold Dagger.
It is 1921, and Alma Webster, a reader of romances, is passionately in love with her dentist, Walter Baranov. There is only one foreseeable outcome: the murder of his wife.
Inspired by the real-life Dr Crippen case, they plot a way to achieve it perfectly aboard the ocean liner, Mauretania. With a fine sense of irony, Baranov takes the identity of Inspector Dew, Crippen's nemesis. But when a murder is reported aboard the ship and 'Inspector Dew' is invited to investigate, the complications begin.
Listed in The Times' 100 Best Crime Novels of the Twentieth Century.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 234 g
Dimensions: 197 x 128 x 23 mm
Absolutely riveting ... I read The False Inspector Dew because I couldn't resist it and now I wish I'd saved it for the weekend. He's such a stylish, lucid writer, and wickedly clever as well, with a wonderful knack of springing really astonishing surprises ... A masterpiece. I defy anyone to foresee the outcome * Ruth Rendell *
The sort of book that ought to be a bestseller and deserves to be * HRF Keating, The Times *
Oh, what a lovely crime this is * Washington Post *
Brilliant ... stunning * Evening Standard *
Impossible to put down ... We dare you not to smile and smile again as wicked entertainer Lovesey sails through each roll and turn of the transatlantic crossing * Kirkus Reviews *
Lovesey's masterpiece thus far and one of the best mysteries ever written, one that opens up new possibilities for the genre * Dictionary of Literary Biography *
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