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Strange Affair by Peter Robinson
  

Strange Affair

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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!

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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 . . .

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'The Banks novels are, simply put, the best series now on the market' STEPHEN KING

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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Publication date

3rd June 2005

Author

Peter Robinson

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www.inspectorbanks.com/

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Publisher

Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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9780330491655

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