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
His novels track the changing nature of crime, taking on difficult subjects such as gangs of men who groom underage girls, and the new book tackles the contentious subject of widening inequality.
This is vintage Banks - a dogged search for truth which never once loses its grip on its hero's intuition and charm.
The Alan Banks mystery-suspense novels are the best series on the market. Try one and tell me I'm wrong.
Praise for Careless Love
A fast-paced and ingenious story
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.
Praise for the DCI Banks series
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
Robinson remains the master of the police procedural.
Top-notch police procedure
Robinson is prolific, but with each book he manages to ring the changes.
Peter Robinson has for too long, and unfairly, been in the shadow of Ian Rankin; perhaps PIECE OF MY HEART, the latest in the Chief Inspector Banks series, will give him the status he deserves, near, perhaps even at the top of the British crime writers' league