The False Inspector Dew (Winner of the 1982 Gold Dagger Award)

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9780099315605: The False Inspector Dew (Winner of the 1982 Gold Dagger Award)

The year is 1921. A passionate affair between voracious romance reader Alma Webster and her dentist, Walter Baranov, has led to his wife’s murder. The lovers take flight aboard the Mauretania and the dentist takes the name of Inspector Dew, the detective who arrested the notorious wifekiller Dr. Crippen. But, in a disquieting twist, a murder occurs aboard ship and the captain invites “Inspector Dew” to investigate.

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Peter Lovesey is the author of more than thirty highly praised mystery novels and has been awarded the CWA Gold and Silver Daggers and the Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement, as well as many US honors. He lives in West Sussex, England.

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CRIME WRITERS’ ASSOCIATION GOLD DAGGER WINNER
CRIME WRITERS’ ASSOCIATION DAGGER OF DAGGERS SHORTLIST
ONE OF H.R.F. 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.”
The New York Times Book Review

“The sort of book that ought to be a bestseller and deserves to be.”
The Times

“Absolutely riveting . . . A masterpiece. I defy anyone to foresee the outcome.”
—Ruth Rendell

“Oh what a lovely crime this is.”
The Washington Post Book World

“Brilliant . . . Stunning.”
Evening Standard

“An extraordinarily clever, fascinating novel . . . Compulsively readable.”
The Week, Best Books

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