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ISBN:
0754086143
Author:
Peter Lovesey
Category:
Mystery
Language:
English
Publisher:
Black Dagger Crime (May 1, 2002)
Pages:
256 pages
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1537 kb
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1243 kb
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1253 kb
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Rating:
4.4
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206


The False Inspector Dew is a humorous crime novel by Peter Lovesey. It won the Gold Dagger award by the Crime Writers' Association in 1982 and has featured on many "Best of" lists since.

The False Inspector Dew is a humorous crime novel by Peter Lovesey. 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 the perfect murder while aboard the ocean liner, Mauretania

I have always enjoyed Peter Lovesey books. He is great on interesting stories and often shows the humorous side of characters

I have always enjoyed Peter Lovesey books. He is great on interesting stories and often shows the humorous side of characters. This book is 27th in the "The Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time" by CWA (who award the daggers). The story is unusual and the characters are interesting, because they develop alongside the plot. This is just a good read and the Kindle book is good value.

But Scotland Yard was unaware of the existence of another file. He had demanded to be told why the cabin stewards had blacked out the portholes, why the lifeboats had been swung out on their davits and why the officers were stopping passengers from lighting their cigars on deck.

The False Inspector Dew (1982) is a stand-alone historical mystery by Peter Lovesey, known as well for his historical mystery series starring Sergeant Cribb and Bertie the Prince of Wales, a modern series with Peter Diamond, several other stand-alones, and short stories. My first introduction to Lovesey's writing was his Victorian series with Sergeant Cribb. It won the Gold Dagger award by the Crime Writers' Association in 1982 and has featured on many Best of lists since.

Praise for The False Inspector Dew. Crime writers' Association gold dagger winner crime writers' association . I have long loved Peter Lovesey's books. A creative, courageous and gifted writer. Crime writers' Association gold dagger winner crime writers' association dagger of daggers shortlist one of . keating'S 100 best crime & mystery books one of the times's 100 best crime novels of the twentieth century. An airy, intricate maze of criminal secrets and switched identities. aboard a luxury ocean liner crossing the Atlantic circa 1921. Lovesey is a master of the crime novel.

Informationen zum Titel The False Inspector Dew von Peter Lovesey aus der Reihe Black Dagger Crime [mit . This may be Lovesey's most ingeniously plotted mystery for which he was awarded the CWA Gold Dagger.

Informationen zum Titel The False Inspector Dew von Peter Lovesey aus der Reihe Black Dagger Crime This may be Lovesey's most ingeniously plotted mystery for which he was awarded the CWA Gold Dagger. Classic fiction, Crime & mystery, Crime & Thriller, Fiction

The False Inspector Dew is a humorous crime novel by Peter Lovesey. The dentist takes on the identity of Inspector Walter Dew, Crippen’s nemesis, but when a murder occurs aboard the ship the captain invites "Inspector Dew" to investigate. Literary significance and reception. The novel is highly praised by many crime fiction critics and writers. Julian Symons in his book Bloody Murder referred to it as one of the cleverest crime comedies of the past few years.

Pantheon Books, 12 февр. Peter Lovesey was born in Whitton, Middlesex in 1936. He also won the CWA Gold Dagger in 1982 and the 2000 CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger Award in recognition of his career in mystery writing. He was a teacher before becoming a full-time writer. His first mystery novel was Wobble to Death which introduced Victorian detective Sergeant Cribb. He later introduced Peter Diamond and Bertie in his novels to follow. He is the recipient of the Anthony Award, McAvity Award, Ellery Queen Readers' Award and the Mystery Writers of America Golden Mysteries Short Story Prize.

A standalone novel from the critically acclaimed Peter Lovesey. The False Inspector Dew was the winner of the 1982 CWA Gold Dagger. 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.

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  • Billy Granson
As a long-time fan of author Peter Lovesey, I've been meaning to read The False Inspector Dew for many years. I finally bought the Kindle edition because I noticed it on a list of the 100 best mysteries ever written. And, indeed, it's probably my favorite of Lovesey's books so far. Set primarily in 1921 on a trans-Atlantic passage of the RMS Mauretania (sister ship of the Lusitania), it's original, witty, true to period, surprising, and concisely told. So, as a mystery novel I would give it 4 stars.
HOWEVER, the Kindle edition is without a doubt the sloppiest electronic book I have ever had the misfortune to buy. It is riddled with errors, sometimes more than a few in a single sentence. Clearly the Kindle edition was scanned from an earlier, print edition and the publisher neglected to have the new ms. copy edited before unleashing it on the public. To me, this constitutes utter contempt for the reader and is the low-water mark of how far publishing has sunk. The apparent culprits are the folks at SoHo Crime. SHAME ON YOU!!! I will never buy a SoHo Crime Kindle edition again.
  • Kajikus
Lovesey often gives the sense his tongue is firmly in his cheek. The False Inspector Dew reads as though it were written in the 40s: the characters are drawn as wry twists on old cliches, sailing along (literally) in their frothy, and quietly funny, quest for love and bungled adventure. The False Inspector is not what he seems (like many of the characters). Like Chance in Being There, Walter is imbued by everyone else with characteristics he just doesn't have. Lovesey pokes fun at romance (particularly with the wistful and foolish heroine), detection (the ship's officer whom the false inspector displaces is equally as bad a dectective as our hero) and finally with plot, which he twists to suit his neat but far fetched needs. The cast springs from the Victorian parlors: the shipboard Johnny, the nearly harumphing captain, the well heeled family trying to marry off their daughter, the light fingered and lovely shill, and the aw-darn, I-really-liked-him murderer. This is not a slap your knee comedy, but your leg is consistently pulled in a dry English humor sort of way. There seems to be a real, honest to God, genuine mistake in the book, where one character refers to a character by the true name which hasn't yet been revealed. I re-read that part, thinking that Lovesey was having another go at my leg, but no, I think it really slipped through. This is a book best read where you can sit smiling to yourself without anyone asking you what the joke is. I had the sense that Lovesey has read all the old detective novels, and seen all the black and white movies and is having his way with them and us.
  • Black_Hawk_Down.
I have to admit I stumbled through the beginning of this novel---finally got caught up in it and went back to the beginning to re-read. It worked great after that. I am of an "advanced age" and wonder if the problem is me----or not? I still consider this author one of my favorite----keep it coming, please.
  • MilsoN
A very entertaining book. It kept me reading steadily all the way through. I have enjoyed every Peter Lovesey that I've read. All of his Peter Diamond books are excellent. False Inspector Dew is a very intertaining character, and I remember the story long after reading it. For me, that's the best indicator of a good book.
  • Pipet
I also enjoyed this book, until I came to the anti-climatic end. However the biggest spoiler was all the typos in the Kindle version. Every page had multiple errors. This seems to be an on going problem with the Kindle books, though this is the worst one I've encountered. Folks, I still paid money for this book, the very least you could do is proof read it. This is annoying enough that if apple's iBooks are better, I will switch.
  • Rishason
As always, Peter Lovesey delivers a great story. This one has plenty of clues, plenty of character, and an end that will amaze you. Loved it.
  • Ielonere
Another good, somewhat different Lovesy.
Well-written, which counts a lot with me, engaging, interesting plot, a nice read! Mentions the Crippen case. I will look for more stories by Lovesey.