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Abattoir Blues : The 22nd DCI Banks Mystery - Peter Robinson

Abattoir Blues

The 22nd DCI Banks Mystery

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BANKS IS BACK - AND THE HUNT IS ON.

When two boys vanish under mysterious circumstances, the local community is filled with unease. Then a bloodstain is discovered in a disused World War Two hangar nearby, and a caravan belonging to one of the youths is burned to the ground. Things quickly become much more sinister.

Assigned to the case, DCI Banks and his team are baffled by the mystery laid out before them. But when a motor accident throws up a gruesome discovery, the investigation spins into a higher gear - in another direction.

As Banks and his team struggle desperately to find the missing boy who holds the key to the puzzle, they find themselves in a race against time where it's their turn to become the prey...

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A good yarn

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  • Engaging Characters
  • Suspenseful
  • Well Written

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      Comments about Abattoir Blues:

      Good story and up to the usual Robinson's standard

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      [Peter Robinson deserves a place] near, perhaps even at the top of, the British crime writers' league The Times It's neither the setting nor even the characters that makes Robinson's work so satisfying, but the plotting of Swiss-watch precision Independent Classic Robinson: labyrinthine plot merged with deft characterisation Observer As always with the excellent DCI Alan Banks novels, you can expect the story to grip you from beginning to end. Choice A real page-turner that confirms Robinson as a master of crime fiction. Bella Magazine

      Peter Robinson

      Peter Robinson, who emigrated to Canada in 1974, is best known for his novels featuring Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks of the Eastvale Criminal Investigation Department, Yorkshire, England. In addition, Robinson has published several non-series novels, among them the psychological thriller Caedmon's Song and a police procedural set primarily in Los Angeles, No Cure for Love. In each case, Robinson combines what might be called "psychological realism," or a focus on character and motivation, with thoughtful cultural commentary, particularly with respect to post-Thatcher England and its susceptibility to the values, tastes, and practices of urban America.

      Robinson's Inspector Banks series is built around the character of Alan Banks and the quiet, methodical, and ruminative way in which he sets about solving crimes in the Yorkshire Dales with the assistance of his investigative team. Banks is relatively new to the Dales, having recently transferred from London in search of (ironically, given the number of murders that fall his way) a quieter professional life. He is married to an independent woman he genuinely enjoys and who challenges rather than acquiesces to him. A consummate family man, Banks runs miniature trains for relaxation, relishes his Sunday beef with Yorkshire pudding, and mourns his children's adolescent trajectory away from hearth and home. He enjoys a good working partnership with his superior, Detective Superintendent Gristhorpe, a gritty Yorkshireman who struggles to replicate the ancient technology of dry stone wall-building on his Dales farm. In employing cool logic, honed instinct, and sheer doggedness in pursuing his inquiries, and in avoiding violence for the most part, Inspector Banks is very much the classic police investigator—which is not surprising, given Robinson's acknowledgment of writers like Simenon, Maigret, and Christie as early influences upon his work.

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      ISBN: 9781444704976
      ISBN-10: 9781444704969
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 384
      Published: 12th August 2014
      Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
      Country of Publication: GB
      Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 16.5  x 2.9
      Weight (kg): 0.51
      Edition Number: 1