Search Results: "Peter Robinson"


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FINAL ACCOUNT by Peter Robinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"If the tangle of clues is a little predictable, the final confrontation makes up for it all."
Whoever said accountants lead boring lives never met Keith Rothwell, Yorkshire squire, owner or part-owner of 15 businesses, and victim of a no-nonsense shotgun execution in his own barn. Read full book review >

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AFTERMATH by Peter Robinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 9, 2001

"But Robinson's canvas is as admirably broad and his insight into character and motive as keen as ever."
It looks like a routine domestic call for Probationary Police Constable Janet Taylor and her partner Dennis Morrisey. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST CUT by Peter Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 14, 2004

"For the most part, though: a brutally efficient page-turner that shows a welcome new side to Banks's accomplished creator."
A taut stand-alone suspenser first published in Canada as Caedmon's Song in 1990, the year Robinson's well-regarded Inspector Banks debuted in the US in Gallows View.Read full book review >

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CLOSE TO HOME by Peter Robinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Robinson unites P.D. James's strengths—breadth, ambition, and an olympian penetration into character—with some of her equally characteristic weaknesses: a tendency to sprawl and a ritual reluctance to tie all those wonderfully woven threads together."
Underneath all the endless complications, Detective Inspector Alan Banks's behemoth 13th appearance is a case of two dead boys. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE MUSIC'S OVER by Peter Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Despite the double plot requiring two virtually unrelated pools of characters, the thematic connections between the cold case and the red-hot case are so pervasive and powerful that the result is one of the most tightly spun tales to come from Robinson's remorseless imagination."
Alan Banks' first case as detective superintendent is a 50-year-old sex crime that's echoed by an equally appalling assault in present-day Eastvale. Read full book review >

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SLEEPING IN THE GROUND by Peter Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Robinson's interrogations, many of them conducted in pubs, have the rare quality of steadily illuminating and thickening both the speakers and their subjects. The result is a slow-burning intensity that deepens from beginning to end."
DS Alan Banks is snapped out of mourning his long-ago first love by a particularly nasty murder spree that interrupts the nuptials at St. Mary's Church. Read full book review >

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A NECESSARY END by Peter Robinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1992

"Fans of British procedurals should get to know this appealing series."
When the crowd recedes from an anti-nuke rally in quiet Eastvale, crowd-controlling P.C. Edwin Gill lies dead. Read full book review >

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WATCHING THE DARK by Peter Robinson
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"The tale unfolds realistically but uncompellingly, with Banks the only truly memorable character this time around."
The death of a fellow officer sends DCI Alan Banks (Bad Boy, 2010, etc.) looking for secrets in every corner of Eastvale and eventually as far afield as Estonia. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION by Peter Robinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 25, 2014

"Robinson has won many awards for his Detective Banks novels (Watching the Dark, 2013, etc.), and with this latest, he demonstrates his mastery of the craft."
Robinson's latest Inspector Banks novel is an English murder mystery sure to please lovers of the genre. Read full book review >

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A DEDICATED MAN by Peter Robinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"A tidy, articulate, well-observed sample of the current retro- Thirties British school—there's even a superfluous map of Swainsdale- -that carries you along on a rising tide of suppressed passion to the uninspired denouement."
Who killed workaholic industrial archeologist/local historian Harry Steadman of Swainsdale and carted his body off to be buried near a crumbling wall? Read full book review >

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ALL THE COLORS OF DARKNESS by Peter Robinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2009

"The much-honored Robinson (Friend of the Devil, 2008, etc.) revisits a concept even Agatha Christie, in one of her last novels, couldn't bring to life. Despite his far more subtle and powerful psychological insight, he doesn't pull it off either."
What looks like a routine murder-suicide turns into a nerve-wracking case for DCI Alan Banks and DI Annie Cabbot. Read full book review >

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WEDNESDAY'S CHILD by Peter Robinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1994

"Expert lesser work from Robinson (Past Reason Hated, 1993, etc.): an unsurprising but thoroughly accomplished British procedural that puts its lowlife denizens through their paces with all the withering mastery of a lion tamer."
There's precious little time for Yorkshire Inspector Alan Banks's worries about his distant wife or teenage daughter; he's hot on the trail of the couple, plausibly masquerading as social workers, who took 7-year-old Gemma Scupham away from her slatternly mother. Read full book review >