The Tooth Tattoo

The Tooth Tattoo

Book - 2013
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Peter Diamond, head of the Criminal Investigation Division in scenic Bath, England, is investigating the murder of a young woman whose body has been found in the canal, the only clue to her identity a tattoo of a music note on one of her teeth. For Diamond, who wouldn't know a Stradivarius from a French horn, the investigation is his most demanding ever. Meanwhile, strange things are happening to jobbing violist Mel Farran, who finds himself scouted by a very elite classical quartet, one whose previous violist disappeared without a trace. Despite the mystery shrouding the group, the chance to join is too good to pass up, and Mel finds himself in a cushy residency at Bath Spa University with the quartet and embroiled in the unusually musical murder investigation. As the story unfolds in fugue-like counterpoint, Peter and Mel both learn frightening secrets about fandom and about what it takes to survive in the cutthroat world of professional musicians.
Publisher: New York : Soho Press, c2013
ISBN: 9781616952303
161695230X
Characteristics: 348 p. ; 24 cm

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zipread
Nov 08, 2018

Well written with a plot hard to outguess, I found Lovesey's book virtually impossible to put down. More murder mysteries should be this engaging. Definitely a thumbs-up for this one.

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Blue_18
Aug 30, 2016

Enough of this already. I was impressed by some of the early stuff but things have gone downhill since. Professionals bumbling around lost looking for a solution to a crime; then some mysterious person walks in and explains what happened; then Peter Diamond says, "I knew that." is lame.

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cheadlebeagle
Nov 20, 2013

I love this series; humour with a good story everytime.

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meyoubou
Jul 26, 2013

Great read.

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axeman
Jun 23, 2013

A Crime novel involving a string quartet and the murder of a Japanese woman. Peter Diamond is a very likeable character and this was a good book.

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