Peter Lovesey was born in Middlesex and studied at Hampton Grammar School and Reading University, where he met his wife Jax. He won a competition with his first crime fiction novel, Wobble to Death, and has never looked back, with his numerous books winning and being shortlisted for nearly all the prizes in the international crime writing world. He was Chairman of the Crime Writers' Association and has been presented with Lifetime Achievement awards both in the UK and the US.
Peter Lovesey is one author who can grab me on the title page . . . he's very, very good and knows his Bath history inside out - Toronto Globe and Mail Pacing, dialogue, exposition, backstory - nobody handles them better than Lovesey - Booklist A case that has all the ingredients of a first-rate mystery. Peter Lovesey rarely puts a foot wrong - Daily Mail on Beau Death Peter Lovesey's characterisation, humour, and plotting are key, and I'm glad to report that these elements are here in abundance - Martin Edwards on Beau Death Peter Lovesey - the dean of English mystery novelists - remains as ingenious as ever in Beau Death - Washington Post Astonishingly convincing and inventive - Morning Star on Beau Death