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Children of the Revolution A DCI Banks Mystery by Peter Robinson

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Longlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2014.

A DCI Banks mystery, can you believe it is the 21st! A college lecturer with a shady past is the centre of Banks and his team’s latest case. This is a bit formulaic but it’s Banks, he’s getting on a bit and we all love him. With lots of characters all appearing to hide something, lots of back story to lead us astray and some interesting twists for his competent team to ponder, this delivers as it should. Good police procedural stuff, with only one murder for a change.

If you like Peter Robinson you might also like to read books by Ian Rankin, Mark Billingham and Ann Cleeves.

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Children of the Revolution A DCI Banks Mystery by Peter Robinson

Ex-college lecturer Gavin Miller is found dead; his distorted body strewn across a disused railway track near his home. There's no sign of a struggle, and no concrete evidence except for one distinguishing package: GBP5,000 of cash, tucked inside the man's pocket. But when DCI Banks delves into Miller's past, he uncovers a troubled existence tarnished by accusations of abuse and misconduct which throws up an array of puzzling questions. What really occurred at the college where the victim used to teach? How was he embroiled in political activism at Essex University, over forty years ago? And what links him to an upstanding pillar of the community, who also harbours a dark secret from her past? One thing is clear: someone will stop at nothing - even murder - to prevent Banks from discovering the truth ...


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

Classic Robinson: a labyrinthine plot merged with deft characterisation - Observer

About the Author

Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson grew up in Yorkshire, and now divides his time between Richmond and Canada. There are twenty-two books in the bestselling DCI 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 Robinson's DCI Banks is now a major ITV1 drama by Left Bank productions. Stephen Tompkinson (Wild at Heart, Ballykissangel) plays Inspector Banks, and Andrea Lowe (The Bill, Murphy's Law) plays DI Annie Cabbot. Peter's recent standalone novel BEFORE THE POISON won the IMBA's 2013 Dilys Award as well as 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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16th January 2014


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Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division


400 pages


Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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