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ISBN:
0143014323
ISBN13:
978-0143014324
Author:
Peter Robinson
Publisher:
Image on File Penguin Books Canada, Limited; First Thus edition (2003)
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Mystery
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Rating:
4.9

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In Dry Bones That Dream Peter Robinson makes a nice comeback. This time Alan Banks is dealing with the.

You can check the records, if you haven’t done already. Banks whistled between his teeth.

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The victim, a nondescript "numbers cruncher," died horriblyjust yards away from his terrified wife and daughter, murdered by men who clearly enjoyed their work.

Innocent Graves (1996) was selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the best-mysteries of 1996, and was called the page-turner of the week by People Magazine. The tenth novel, In-a-Dry-Season, won the Anthony-and-Barry awards for best-novel. In the year 2001, it won the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere award of France, along with Sweden’s Martin-Beck-Award. Cold-is-the-Grave, marked a turning point in Robinson’s career.

Banks’s headlights danced over the scene as he drove into the bumpy farmyard and came to a halt. Lights shone in both the upstairs and downstairs windows. To his right, a high stone wall buttressed a copse that straggled up the daleside, where the trees became lost in darkness. Straight ahead stood the barn. A group of officers had gathered around the open doors, inside which a ball of light seemed to be moving

Author: Peter Robinson. There’s more than blood and bone beneath the skin.

Author: Peter Robinson. There’s more than blood and bone beneath the ski. he victim, a nondescript numbers cruncher, died horribly just yards away from his terrified wife and daughter, murdered by men who clearly enjoyed their work. The crime scene is one that could chill the blood of even the most seasoned police officer.

Every once in a while, Peter Robinson tries something new within his field of police procedurals. In this case, it is the surprise ending.

Money and murder change hands in the new Inspector Banks novel from. Every once in a while, Peter Robinson tries something new within his field of police procedurals.

A dark, unsettling story. There's more than blood and bone beneath the skin. The victim, a nondescript number cruncher, was murdered just yards away from his wife and daughter. And the crime scene is one that could chill the blood of even the most seasoned police officer. Lies breed further deceptions and blood begets blood.

Reviews:
  • Kage
A mild-mannered accountant is brutally executed as Peter Robinson’s "Final Account" begins, and Detective Inspector Alan Banks is at a loss to understand why someone felt he deserved such a gruesome death. Before too long, though, he finds that there is much more to the man than meets the eye, and following the clues leads him far afield from Yorkshire, ultimately stretching to the Caribbean and Southern Europe too…. I only just finished the previous novel in the Alan Banks series a few days prior to starting this one, but I’m enjoying them so much, and there are so many titles to catch up with, that it doesn’t feel like I’m “binge-reading” at all. Inspector Banks is as complex a character as one could want, and this novel emphasizes his love of classical music in a way that both adds more dimension to his character and some important plot points as well - though now I feel that my classical music education is sorely lacking, particularly in terms of the more modern composers referenced in this story. So, a mystery to solve, and some music to find too, what more could one want? Recommended!
  • Rgia
In this mystery, a plain old accountant is found executed on his estate in a gruesome manner with his head blown off, while his daughter and wife are bound in ropes in the house. There seems to be no reason for such a boring man to have been executed in such a manner, but as Alan Banks and his crew start to delve farther into his life, they find out that the man has been leading a double-life, hiding from not just his family, but also absconding money from a petty tyrant who rules a small island in the Caribbean. All of this stuff, put him in danger from a variety of people who Banks has to chase down in order to find out who is guilty for his murder. In the meantime, a woman who was innocently involved with the accountant as a friend is aggressively hurt, because the people who killed the accountant think she knows or has something they want...and Banks has to figure out what that is before anyone else gets hurt.

I enjoy the Banks mysteries...he is a troubled soul, obviously having problems with his marriage by this time, but highly intelligent, with great taste in music, and in many ways desperately trying to keep his head above water in every part of his life. I often don't approve of his choices...they wouldn't be mine. But he is an interesting character, and very well fleshed out. Occasionally Robinson's mysteries get bogged down, and you need to hang in there til the thread gets going again, but they are usually worth the read.
  • Keramar
I have become addicted to Peter Robinson's excellent series of Inspector Banks novels. In Banks himself, Robinson has created a fascinating, likable but flawed, well-rounded detective, who I find to be just as engaging as Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch (I started reading the Banks books when I ran out of Bosch books, and I find the Banks series to be just as enjoyable as the Bosch series). The supporting cast is also extremely well characterized, both the regulars and the one-offs, from the young and talented Detective Constable, the Neanderthal and sexist Detective Sergeant, to the sleazy purveyor of under-the-counter pornography who is persuaded to help with the investigation through not exactly by-the-book techniques.

This book has a compelling and ingenious plot, with several twists and turns, and one or two major surprises. The book wasted no time in starting the action, from the very first sentence:

"The uniformed constable lifted the tape and waved Detective Chief Inspector Banks through the gate at two forty-seven in the morning".

Banks and his colleagues are summoned to a farm to investigate the execution-style murder of an accountant. The victim at first appears to be a classic accountant type, gray and boring, but the investigation uncovers a whole other side to him. The pacing is perfect, and held my interest so much that I read this book in 2 days, which seems to be a pattern for me with the Banks books.

I enjoy the Yorkshire setting of these books; it is a pleasant change from familiar locations like Los Angeles. Robinson makes you feel as though you are there, with his depictions of the scenery , the places, the pubs, the people, and snippets like "'Bloody hell, Alan', he said by way of greeting, 'tha looks like Columbo!'"

I have not been reading the Banks novels in the correct order; I started our by reading the most highly reviewed books in the series (like "In a Dry Season"), but this has not really been a problem for me. Robinson does not assume any previous knowledge on the part of the reader.

I am happy that there are still several books in this series that I have not yet read. Now, on to the next one.......
  • Jieylau
Banks is investigating another murder that seems to have some facets just out of his reach. The family of the victim is hiding something, but maybe it is nothing to do with the murder. I am moving through the series as fast as I can afford the next volume.
  • Xarcondre
Lots of twists and turns in this one, with an excellent surprise ending. And Banks is getting more complex (if you are reading in order). I agree with those who say it could have had a slightly faster pace.
  • Sinredeemer
A typical Banks book - that is a good thing. But, begins to drag and be repetitive after the middle.. If you are not a dedicated liberal just ignore the left leaning America bashing in favor of a usually good story.
  • Fountain_tenderness
I am a fan of Inspector Banks and can rarely put down any book if his
without reluctance. All the characters in his police world have
their individual personalities and quirks beautifully detailed. I am always
so glad to meet them once again. This particular book,
however, left me breathless at the ending. I needed a few pages more.
Daisy M