Publisher description for The house sitter / Peter Lovesey.

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Counter A British Mystery Master To Rival P. D. James and Colin Dexter

When a woman is found strangled to death on a popular beach in Sussex, the police have a hard time identifying her. It takes twelve days to discover she was a top psychological profiler for the National Crime Faculty. Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is called in because the victim lived in Bath. He must coordinate his efforts with those of Henrietta Mallin, the original senior investigating officer, as well as try to cooperate with the cocky young officer charged with investigating the bizarre murder that the victim had been working on.

Oddly, the National Crime Faculty tries to thwart his efforts.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Police England Bognor Regis Fiction, Bognor Regis (England) Fiction, Serial murders Fiction, Policewomen Fiction