Beau death / Peter Lovesey.Series: Lovesey, Peter. Peter Diamond series: 17.Publisher: London Sphere, 2017Copyright date: ©2017Description: 408 pages ; 23 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780751570687Subject(s): Diamond, Peter, (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Diamond, Peter (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Police -- England -- Bath -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Police -- Fiction | Bath (England) -- FictionGenre/Form: Mystery fiction. | Detective and mystery fiction. DDC classification: 823/.914 LOC classification: PR6062.O86 | B43 2018Other classification: FIC022020 | FIC022020
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A wrecking ball crashes through the roof of a terraced cottage in Bath and exposes a skeleton in eighteenth-century clothes. Can these possibly be the remains of Beau Nash, the so-called King of Bath, whose body is said to have ended up in a pauper's grave? Peter Diamond, the city's most experienced detective, is ordered to investigate, but grappling with historical events causes ructions in his team until everyone is diverted by a modern killing during a fireworks display on the Royal Crescent lawn.But Beau Nash refusesto be ignored - and when astonishing new facts emerge about the case, Bath's history is rewritten and mysteries ancient and modern are fused in a devastating climax.