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Children of the Revolution : A DCI Banks Mystery - Peter Robinson

Children of the Revolution

A DCI Banks Mystery

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Published: 13th August 2013
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The twenty-first novel in Number One bestselling author Peter Robinson's critically acclaimed DCI Banks series.

A disgraced college lecturer is found murdered with 5,000 in his pocket on a disused railway line near his home. Since being dismissed from his job for sexual misconduct four years previously, he has been living a poverty-stricken and hermit-like existence in this isolated spot. The suspects range from several individuals at the college where he used to teach to a woman who knew the victim back in the early '70s at Essex University, then a hotbed of political activism. When Banks receives a warning to step away from the case, he realises there is much more to the mystery than meets the eye - for there are plenty more skeletons to come out of the closet...

About the Author

Peter Robinson grew up in Yorkshire, and now divides his time between Richmond and Canada. There are twenty books in the bestselling Inspector Banks series - the critically acclaimed crime novels have won numerous awards in Britain, the United States, Canada and Europe, and are published in translation all over the world.

Peter's recent standalone novel Before The Poison won the 2012 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel by the Crime Writers of Canada. This was Peter's sixth Arthur Ellis award.

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Banks doesn't disappoint

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Well Written

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    Comments about Children of the Revolution:

    The latest Banks novel does not disappoint. Interesting twist to this one as well as setting the scene for Annie to be heavily the subject of perhaps the next banks novel.

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    great reading

    By breda

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    • Hard to put down
    • Informative

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      A wonderful, well-written plot with a great twist and strong characters and there's even romance on the cards for Banks too. A page-turning read for both fans of Robinson and Banks and readers who really enjoy a good crime-thriller Woman's Way As Robinson slowly moves towards a fitting and satisfying climax he manages to increase the tempo with each turn of the page thanks to a well-crafted and multi layered plot. Milo's Rambles blog Praise for Peter Robinson : 'Peter Robinson has for too long, and unfairly, been in the shadow of Ian Rankin; perhaps PIECE OF MY HEART, the latest in the Chief Inspector Banks series, will give him the status he deserves, near, perhaps even at the top of, the British crime writers' league' Marcel Berlins, The Times Classic Robinson: a labyrinthine plot merged with deft characterisation Observer Robinson also has a way of undercutting the genre's familiarity. With a deceptively unspectacular language, he sets about the process of unsettling the reader Independent

      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: 9781444704921
      ISBN-10: 1444704923
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 416
      Published: 13th August 2013
      Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
      Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 3.0
      Weight (kg): 0.47
      Edition Number: 1