Skeleton Hill, Paperback
3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Battle and burial are built into the history of Lansdown Hill, so it is no great shock when part of a skeleton is unearthed there.

But Peter Diamond, Bath's Head of CID, can't ignore the fresh corpse found close to the folly known as Beckford's Tower.

The hill becomes the setting for one of the most puzzling cases he has investigated, involving golf, horseracing, Civil War re-enactment and the Cyrillic alphabet. Inevitably, Diamond butts heads with the group of vigilantes who call themselves the Lansdown Society, discovering in the process that his boss Georgina is a member.

She resolves to sideline Diamond by sending him to Bristol and handing the skeleton investigation to his deputy, Keith Halliwell.

Fortunately matters don't pan out as Georgina plans...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780751543315



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The great interest of the Peter Diamond series for me,is that they are mainly set in the beautiful city of Bath. In 'Skeleton Hill' this interest is intensified because Beckford's Tower is central to the story and this is a building and area I know very well.Diamond is a character that has grown and developed over quite a few novels and in this one he shows himself not only to be a clever detective,but also as rather a unscrupulous user of other members of his team. The story itself is rather uneven with exciting passages interspersed with pages of dullish writing.

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I like the way he throws lots of themes into the mix. Main one here being Civil War re-enactment, but also horse racing, golf, Ukraine.

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