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The Hanging Valley : The Inspector Banks Series : Book 4 - Peter Robinson

The Hanging Valley

The Inspector Banks Series : Book 4

Paperback

Published: 1st August 2013
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The fourth haunting Inspector Banks novel

A faceless corpse is discovered in a tranquil, hidden valley below the village of Swainshead. And when Chief Inspector Alan Banks arrives, he finds that no-one is willing to talk. Banks' frustration only grows when the identity of the body is revealed. For it seems that his latest case may be connected with an unsolved murder in the same area five years ago.

Among the silent suspects are the Collier brothers, the wealthiest and most powerful family in Swainsdale. When they start to use their influence to slow down the investigation, Inspector Alan Banks finds himself in a race against time...

About the Author

Peter Robinson grew up in Yorkshire and now lives in Canada. He is the author of fourteen novels featuring Inspector Banks. Peter is the winner of numerous awards in the United States, Britain and Canada, and in 2002 he won a CWA Dagger.

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: 9781447225461
ISBN-10: 1447225465
Series: The Inspector Banks Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st August 2013
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1