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Sarah Broadhurst's view...
The fifteenth Inspector Banks. The great thing about these long-running series is the building of insight into the chief character. This one has Alan Banks digging into the life of his brother, Roy, a man he has never really liked. So you have added family background coupled with an intriguing plot. He really is very good. Just a piece of inside industry news that may interest you. He is changing publisher again, his next full-length novel (for Pan has some short stories expected in paperback in November) will be from Hodder. They paid lots of money for him!
Comparison: Colin Dexter, Reginald Hill, Iain Banks.
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Strange Affair by Peter Robinson
When Alan Banks receives a disturbing message from his brother, Roy, he abandons the peaceful Yorkshire Dales for the bright lights of London, to seek him out. But Roy seems to have vanished into thin air. Meanwhile, DI Annie Cabbot is called to a quiet stretch of road just outside Eastvale, where a young woman has been found dead in her car. In the victim's pocket, scribbled on a slip of paper, police discover Banks' name and address. Living in Roy's empty South Kensington house, Banks finds himself digging into the life of the brother he never really knew, nor even liked. And as he begins to uncover a few troubling surprises, the two cases become sinisterly entwined . . .
'The Banks novels are, simply put, the best series now on the market' STEPHEN KING
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