Another One Goes Tonight

Another One Goes Tonight

Large Print - 2016
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Two police officers are about to head home after a long night shift when they receive one last call. En route to investigate, the patrol car spins off the road, killing one of the exhausted cops and leaving the other in critical condition. Detective Peter Diamond is assigned to look into the case. His supervisor is desperately hoping Diamond will not discover the officers were at fault. Instead, Diamond discovers something even worse, a civilian on a motorized tricycle was involved in the crash and has been lying on the side of the road for hours. Diamond administers CPR, but the man's fate is unclear. Soon, though, Diamond becomes suspicious of the civilian victim and begins a private inquiry that leads to a trail of uninvestigated deaths. As the man lingers on life support, Diamond must wrestle with the fact that he may have saved the life of a serial killer.
Publisher: Waterville, ME. : 2016. Thorndike Press,
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781410492166
Branch Call Number: LT LOVE

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zipread
Dec 22, 2016

What a convoluted plot. The story seems quite simple; then it doesn't; then it double crosses you again. Old men fall asleep like cord wood never to waken again. The prime suspect becomes the prime victim and vice versa. One of the characters mentions the term "misdirection" --- the conjurer's trick. And for sure there's a ,lot of this in "Another One..." and that's what is so conflicting in this novel. That's what will keep you hooked.
Murder mystery fans: you can't afford to miss this one.
But "Who is Hornby"?

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athena14
Nov 05, 2016

Intriguing at first, but goes on much too long.

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JackPurcell
Sep 08, 2016

Good characters, good plotting, plausible ..... not a bad read.

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ralwal
Aug 25, 2016

Too slow and plodding.

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harrissusanc
Aug 08, 2016

Lovesey makes a character drama out of village caper and meticulous procedural as Detective Diamond re-traces the steps of a railway enthusiast whose life he saved. Keeps amateur and advanced sleuth readers guessing.

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