Having moved his family to the market town of Eastvale, Chief Inspector Alan Banks is disturbed by a local crime wave and teams up with psychologist Jenny Fuller-to whom he is attracted-to find out who is targeting Eastvale women.
In this chilling and surprising classic tale, the brutal, execution-style murder of a nondescript accountant opens up a deadly Pandora's Box of lies, double lives, blood, and deception for Chief Inspector Alan Banks.
From New York Times bestselling and Edgar award-winning author Peter Robinson comes this brilliant novel of suspense?a thrilling tale of family secrets and past evils that have spread from one generation to another and wreaked havoc on an unsuspecting town....
When a peaceful demonstration ends with fifty arrests and the death of a young constable, Superintendent "Dirty Dick" assumes the investigation, forcing Inspector Banks to undertake his own hunt for the killer before his superior's misguided obsession results in further bloodshed.
A well-liked, respected historian and archaeologist is bludgeoned to death and left half-buried in a field. Now it falls to Chief Inspector Banks to solve a seemingly motiveless murder-and stop a killer who's bound to kill again.
Ordered to run an investigation from his desk without further incident-or find himself on traffic duty-Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks soon finds himself outside the investigation and his own department, following a trail whose end may lead to his own destruction.
After the body of a disgraced college lecturer is found on an abandoned railway line with a large amount of money in his pocket, Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks suspects that the victim's death may be connected to his past at a university that was ahotbed of political activism.
Upgrading your order to Express Delivery
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There are two speedy upgraded delivery options for mainland UK:
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Royal Mail First Class - £2.85 per order:
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