Many Rivers to Cross
By Peter Robinson
The twenty-sixth instalment of the internationally bestselling DCI Banks series gives Banks and Annie a homegrown case, while her past reaches out to put Zelda in danger.
A young Middle Eastern boy is dead - his body stuffed in a wheelie bin on the East Side Estate. Detective Superintendent Banks and his team are called to investigate this case whose profile increases even further when they realise he was stabbed elsewhere and dumped. Who is the boy, and where did he come from?
Then a heroin addict is found dead of an overdose in an area of town scheduled for redevelopment as a shopping centre, and, while trying not to be distracted by his concern for his friend Zelda's increasingly dangerous situation, Banks discovers a connection with a shady property developer.
Finding a solution to the case may come at a terrible cost...
Peter Robinson's DCI Banks is now a major ITV1 drama starring Stephen Tompkinson (Wild at Heart, Ballykissangel) as Inspector Banks, and Andrea Lowe (The Bill, Murphy's Law) as DI Annie Cabbot.
Peter's 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. His critically acclaimed DCI Banks novels have won numerous awards in Britain, the United States, Canada and Europe, and are published in translation all over the world.
Peter grew up in Yorkshire, and now divides his time between Richmond and Canada. Peter keeps a website at www.inspectorbanks.com.
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05 Sep 2019
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Hodder & Stoughton
Praise for the DCI Banks series — :
Near, perhaps even at the top of, the British crime writers' league. — Times
The Alan Banks mystery-suspense novels are the best series on the market. Try one and tell me I'm wrong. — Stephen King
This is vintage Banks - a dogged search for truth which never once loses its grip on its hero's intuition and charm. — Daily Mail
The master of the police procedural. — Mail on Sunday
Robinson is prolific, but with each book he manages to ring the changes. — Guardian
Banks' slow but dogged pursuit of murderers and his meditations on the past make him a figure readers feel they know intimately and trust implicitly and, despite moments of darkness, the series warmth makes you feel all's right with the world. — S Magazine
Robinson has a unique knack of revealing to the layman the painstaking and ingenious ways in which the numerous experts who work for the police can wheedle out the most infinitesimal clues surrounding a suspicious death — On Yorkshire Magazine
Robinson also has a way of undercutting the genre's familiarity. With a deceptively unspectacular language, he sets about the process of unsettling the reader. — Independent