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Bad Boy : Inspector Banks : Book 19 - Peter Robinson

Bad Boy

Inspector Banks : Book 19


Published: 1st February 2011
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The new DCI Banks from Number One bestselling author Peter Robinson.

Banks isn't back, and that's the problem.

If DCI Alan Banks had been in his office when his old neighbour came calling, perhaps it would have turned out differently.

Perhaps an innocent man would still be alive.

And perhaps Banks's daughter wouldn't be on the run with a wanted man.

But Banks is on holiday, blissfully unaware of the terrible chain of events set in motion by the discovery of a loaded gun in a young woman's bedroom, and his daughter's involvement with the ultimate bad boy . . .

About the Author

Peter Robinson's award-winning novels have been named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly, a Notable Book by the New York Times, and a Page-Turner of the Week by People magazine. Robinson was born and brought up in Yorkshire, England, and now divides his time between North America and Richmond, Yorkshire.



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    'Readers who have followed him through various family crises and professional ups and downs won't be disappointed; newcomers won't find it difficult to become similarly engrossed. - The Sun Herald on Bad Boy

    The plotting is as tight as an intricate jigsaw where each piece fits exactly. One for fans and new readers alike. - Notebook

    Robinson writes world class detective stories. The cases are always thrilling and intriguing, the plots deliciously multi-layered like an interesting dessert and both baddies and goodies are flawed and believable...deeply engrossing read. - Australian Woman's Weekly on Friend of the Devil

    A Chief Inspector Banks mystery is always worth reading and this one is no exception. - Herald Sun on Friend of the Devil

    The writing and the characterisations are intelligent and clear and Robinson is good at using small details to create a sense of place...a good police novel. - The Canberra Times on Piece of My Heart

    The narrative is very hard to put down... intelligent, carefully crafted genre crime. - The Sunday Age on Friend of the Devil

    Peter Robinson is a prolific author of police procedurals that have proved engaging and enduringly popular...churning out crime fiction as solid and unshowy as it is well constructed. - The Age on All the Colours of Darkness

    'Brilliant! . . . Gut-wrenching plotting, alongside heart-wrenching

    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: 9780340836972
    ISBN-10: 0340836970
    Series: DCI Banks
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 448
    Published: 1st February 2011
    Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.1  x 2.8
    Weight (kg): 0.31
    Edition Number: 1