"(1988) The body of a well-liked local historian is found half-buried under a drystone wall near the village of Helmthorpe, Swainsdale. Who on earth would want to kill such a thoughtful, dedicated man?"
"(1989) Violence erupts at an anti-nuclear demonstration in Eastvale, leaving a policeman stabbed to death. At first there are over 100 suspects, but things narrow down to those living on Maggie's Farm"
"(1992) It looked cosy - log fire, sheepskin rug, Vivaldi music, Christmas lights & tree. But appearances can be deceptive. For Caroline Hartley, lying quietly on the couch, has been brutally murdered"
"(1994) 2 masked men abduct an accountant, the incident witnessed by the man's wife and daughter. Soon shots are heard at a nearby barn on the Yorkshire property. The man's face has been blown away..."
"(2000) DCI Banks is called to the house of Chief Constable Riddle, whose 16-year-old daughter Emily has run away and for once Riddle wants Banks to use his unorthodox methods to find her without fuss"
"(2004) On a chill winter's day, a fire is found to have consumed two narrow boats on the Eastvale canal. Banks and DI Annie Cabbot find themselves examining some grisly remnants: charred bodies found"