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Lovesey, Peter Harmer free

Born 10 Sept. 1936; s of Richard Lear Lovesey and Amy Lovesey (née Strank); m 1959, Jacqueline Ruth Lewis; one s one d

crime writer, since 1970

Education

Hampton Grammar Sch.; Reading Univ. (BA Hons 1958)

Career

Flying Officer, RAF, 1958–61; Lectr, Thurrock Technical Coll., 1961–69; Head of Gen. Educn Dept, Hammersmith & West London Coll., 1969–75. Crime Writers’ Association: Chm., 1991–92; Cartier Diamond Dagger, 2000. Grand Prix de Littérature Policière (French Crime Writers’ Assoc.), 1985; Vikelas Plaque, Internat. Soc. of Olympic Historians, 2008; Grand Master: Swedish Acad. of Detection, 2010; Mystery Writers of America, 2018

Publications

Wobble to Death, 1970 (televised 1980); The Detective Wore Silk Drawers, 1971 (televised 1980); Abracadaver, 1972 (televised 1980); Mad Hatter’s Holiday, 1973 (televised 1981); Invitation to a Dynamite Party, 1974 (televised 1981); A Case of Spirits, 1975 (televised 1980); Swing, Swing Together, 1976 (televised 1980); Waxwork (Silver Dagger), 1978 (televised 1979); The False Inspector Dew (Gold Dagger), 1982; Keystone, 1983; Rough Cider, 1986; Bertie and the Tinman, 1987; On the Edge, 1989 (televised as Dead Gorgeous, 2002); Bertie and the Seven Bodies, 1990; The Last Detective, 1991; Diamond Solitaire, 1992; Bertie and the Crime of Passion, 1993; The Summons (Silver Dagger), 1995; Bloodhounds (Silver Dagger), 1996; Upon a Dark Night, 1997; The Vault, 1999; The Reaper, 2000; Diamond Dust, 2002; The House Sitter, 2003; The Circle, 2005; The Secret Hangman, 2007; The Headhunters, 2008; Skeleton Hill, 2009; Stagestruck, 2011; Cop to Corpse, 2012; The Tooth Tattoo, 2013; The Stone Wife, 2014; Down Among the Dead Men, 2015; Another One Goes Tonight, 2016; Beau Death, 2017; short stories: Butchers and Other Stories of Crime, 1985; The Crime of Miss Oyster Brown and Other Stories, 1994; Do Not Exceed the Stated Dose, 1998; The Sedgemoor Strangler and Other Stories of Crime, 2001; Murder on the Short List, 2008; non-fiction: The Kings of Distance, 1968; (jtly) The Guide to British Track and Field Literature, 1969; The Official Centenary History of the Amateur Athletic Association, 1979; (jtly) An Athletics Compendium: an annotated guide to the UK literature of track and field, 2001; (jtly) British Athletics 1866–80, 2016; as Peter Lear: Goldengirl, 1977 (filmed 1979); Spider Girl, 1980; The Secret of Spandau, 1986

Recreations

researching athletics history, visiting teashops

Address

c/o Vanessa Holt Ltd, 59 Crescent Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 2PF

Clubs

Detection