Innocent Graves

Author: Peter Robinson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330514555
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Innocent Graves is the eighth novel in Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series, following on from Dry Bones That Dream. One foggy night, Deborah Harrison is found lying in the churchyard behind St Mary's, Eastvale. She has been strangled with the strap of her own school satchel. But Deborah was no typical sixteen-year old. Her father was a powerful financier who moved in the highest echelons of industry, defence and classified information. And Deborah, it seemed, enjoyed keeping secrets of her own . . . With his colleague Detective Constable Susan Gay, Inspector Alan Banks moves along the many suspects, guilty of crimes large and small. And as he does so, plenty of sordid secrets and some deadly lies begin to emerge . . . Innocent Graves is followed by the ninth book in this Yorkshire-based crime series, Dead Right.

Dead Right

Author: Peter Robinson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330469320
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Dead Right is the ninth novel in Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series, following on from Innocent Graves. The broken body of Jason Fox has been found in a dirty alleyway. At first it looks like a typical after-hours pub fight gone wrong. But Inspector Alan Banks soon realizes that the truth is rarely so straightforward . . . Jason was a member of the Albion League, a white power organization. And there are many people who might have wished him dead: the Pakistani youths he had insulted in the pub that evening; the shady friends of his business partner; or someone within the Albion League itself. And just as Banks begins to get a grip on the case, an unexpected discovery forces him to reconsider everything he believes . . . The Inspector Banks series became the major British ITV drama DCI Banks. Dead Right is followed by the tenth book in this Yorkshire-based crime series, In A Dry Season.

Dry Bones That Dream

Author: Peter Robinson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 033051458X
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Dry Bones That Dream is the seventh novel in Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series, following on from Wednesday's Child. It was 2.47 a.m. when Chief Inspector Alan Banks arrived at the barn and saw the body of Keith Rothwell for the first time. Only hours earlier two masked men had walked the mild-mannered accountant out of his farmhouse and clinically blasted him with a shotgun. Clearly this is a professional hit – but Keith was hardly the sort of person to make deadly enemies. Or was he? For the police investigation soon raises more questions than answers. And who, exactly, is Robert Clavert? The more Banks scratches the surface, the more he wonders what lies beneath the veneer of the apparently happy Rothwell family. And when his old sparring partner Detective Superintendent Richard Burgess arrives from Scotland Yard, the case take yet another unexpected twist . . . Dry Bones That Dream is followed by the eighth book in this Yorkshire-based crime series, Innocent Graves. The series became the major British ITV drama DCI Banks

The Return Of Inspector Banks

Author: Peter Robinson
Publisher: Penguin Canada
ISBN: 9780143050278
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Peter Robinson's Detective Chief Inspector Banks is now a favourite with readers across the globe. This third omnibus collects Robinson's seventh, eighth and ninth Banks novels and sees the brilliant detective face his most challenging cases yet. Final Account When accountant Keith Rothwell is brutally murdered, thevictim's background provides more questions than answers.When the case takes another unexpected twist, Banks finds himselfin a race against time with the killers dogging his footsteps. Innocent Graves Sixteen-year-old Deborah Harrison was last seen alive headinghome from school. Her body is soon found in the local cemetery anda suspect is apprehended, but Banks is not convinced. There are twomany loose ends--including the victim's own dark secrets. Dead Right On a rainy night in Eastvale, a teenager is found brutally beaten to death after what appears to be a pub brawl gone wrong. As Banks investigates, the case becomes more complex and more sinister, and the solving of the mystery becomes imperative as escalating racial tensions threaten more violence to come.

Playing With Fire

Author: Peter Robinson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330523805
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Playing With Fire is the fourteenth novel in Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series, following on from The Summer That Never Was. In the early hours of a cold January morning, two narrow boats catch fire on the dead-end stretch of the Eastvale canal. When signs of accelerant are found at the scene, DCI Banks and DI Annie Cabbot are summoned. But by the time they arrive, only the smouldering wreckage is left, and human remains have been found on both boats. The evidence points towards a deliberate attack. But who was the intended victim? Was it Tina, the sixteen-year-old who had been living a drug-fuelled existence with her boyfriend? Or was it Tom, the mysterious, lonely artist? As Banks makes his enquiries, it appears that a number of people are acting suspiciously: the interfering 'lock-keeper', Tina's cold-hearted step-father, the wily local art dealer, even Tina's boyfriend . . . Then the arsonist strikes again, and Banks's powers of investigation are tested to the limit . . .

A Dedicated Man

Author: Peter Robinson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330469282
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‘The Alan Banks mystery-suspense novels are the best series on the market. Try one and tell me I'm wrong’ Stephen King. A Dedicated Man is the second novel in Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series, following on from Gallows View. A dead body. Hidden secrets. Banks will find the truth. The brutally murdered body of a supposedly well-liked local historian is found half-buried under a dry stone wall. But who would kill such a thoughtful, dedicated man? Young Sally Lumb, locked in her lover's arms on the night of the murder, tries to find the killer herself. But her good-intentions only leads to more danger. And when Chief Inspector Alan Banks is called to investigate and soon discovers that disturbing secrets lie behind the seemingly untroubled façade . . . A Dedicated Man is followed in the Inspector Banks series by A Necessary End.

The Summer That Never Was

Author: Peter Robinson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330514504
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The Summer That Never Was is the thirteenth novel in Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series, following on from Aftermath. A skeleton has been unearthed. Soon the body is identified, and the horrific discovery hits the headlines. Fourteen-year-old Graham Marshall went missing during his paper round in 1965. The police found no trace of him. His disappearance left his family shattered, and his best friend, Alan Banks, full of guilt. That friend has now become Chief Inspector Alan Banks, and he is determined to bring justice for Graham. But he soon realizes that in this case, the boundary between victim and perpetrator, between law-guardian and law-breaker, is becoming more and more blurred.

Past Reason Hated

Author: Peter Robinson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330469401
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Past Reason Hated is the fifth novel in Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series, following on from The Hanging Valley. It should have been a cosy scene – log fire, sheepskin rug, Vivaldi on the stereo, Christmas lights and tree. But appearances can be deceptive. For Caroline Hartley, lying quietly on the couch, has been brutally murdered. Inspector Alan Banks is called to the grim scene. And he soon has more suspects than he ever imagined. As he delves into her past, he realizes that for Caroline, secrecy was a way of life, and her death is no different. His ensuing investigation is full of hidden passions and desperate violence . . . Past Reason Hated is followed by the sixth book in this Yorkshire-based crime series, Wednesday's Child.

In A Dry Season

Author: Peter Robinson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330514695
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In A Dry Season is the tenth novel in Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series, following on from Dead Right. During a blistering summer, drought has depleted Thornfield Reservoir, uncovering the remains of a small village called Hobb's End – hidden from view for over 40 years. For a curious young boy this resurfaced hamlet is a magical playground . . . until he unearths a human skeleton. Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks is given the impossible task of identifying the victim – a woman who lived in a place that no longer exists, whose former residents are scattered to the winds. Anyone else might throw in the towel but DCI Banks is determined to uncover the murky past buried beneath a flood of time . . . In A Dry Season is followed by the eleventh book in this Yorkshire-based crime series, Cold is the Grave.

Caedmon S Song

Author: Peter Robinson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330514474
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Peter Robinson's psychological thriller Caedmon's Song follows two characters and their mysterious connection. On a balmy June night, Kirsten, a young university student, strolls home through a silent moonlit park. Suddenly her tranquil mood is shattered as she is viciously attacked. When she awakes in hospital, she has no recollection of that brutal night. But then, slowly and painfully, details reveal themselves – dreams of two figures, one white and one black, hovering over her; wisps of a strange and haunting song; the unfamiliar texture of a rough and deadly hand . . . In another part of England, Martha Browne arrives in Whitby, posing as an author doing research for a book. But her research is of a particularly macabre variety. Who is she hunting with such deadly determination? And why?