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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Pan; Reprints edition (8 Nov. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330482203
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330482202
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 2.5 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,641 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Peter Robinson grew up in Yorkshire, and now divides his time between Richmond and Canada. Peter has written twenty-two books in the bestselling DCI Banks series as well as two collections of short stories and three standalone novels, the most recent of which is Number One bestseller BEFORE THE POISON. The critically acclaimed crime novels have won numerous awards in Britain, the United States, Canada and Europe, and are published in translation all over the world.

Peter's DCI Banks is now a major ITV1 drama by Left Bank productions. Stephen Tompkinson (Wild at Heart, Ballykissangel) plays Inspector Banks, and Andrea Lowe (The Bill, Murphy's Law) plays DI Annie Cabbot. The first series aired in Autumn 2011 with an adaptation of FRIEND OF THE DEVIL, the second in Autumn 2012, and the third in February 2014.

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.

Find out more from Peter's website, www.inspectorbanks.com, or visit his Facebook page, www.facebook.com/peterrobinsonauthor.

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'Peter Robinson's cast of characters is vividly drawn. Well-written . . .highly entertaining.' -- Scotland on Sunday

'Robinson excels in the depiction of character . . . He is steadily ascending toward the pinnacles of crime fiction.' -- Publishers Weekly

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Another unputdownable Inspector Banks novel from Peter Robinson.

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199 of 203 people found the following review helpful By Ann Turner on 14 Dec. 2004
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I bought this book in good faith thinking it was one I hadn't read, but found it is Dry Bones That Dream under a different title. So don't be fooled! It is a good read, but I am angry at being duped into thinking I hadn't read it.
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110 of 112 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 18 Jan. 2005
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Excellent book, but as previous reviewer pointed out this is an old book re-titled. Don't think much of that. Peter Robinson's books are good enough as they are - they do not need to be sold under the guise of a new title!
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129 of 132 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 Aug. 2005
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Yes ,I too was duped into thinking that this was a Robinson that I hadn't read! It is a good book but feel cheated. I now have two copies of Dry bones/Final account! Naughty!
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86 of 88 people found the following review helpful By Jacci Gordon on 11 Oct. 2005
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Yes I too was duped - I dont understand the need to do this with books why re title a book in the first place? And if that is the case people should be made aware of the fact.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By D. B. Jennings-powell on 31 Oct. 2007
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Having read all the 'Banks' books, and seeing this NEW!! title I was ready to order, it was a good job then I happend upon the customer reviews first, it really is too much, is it titled for the American market? does Mr Robinson need the money? was he aware of this being published, I just feel for the people who purchased this in good faith,a con comes to mind, I cannot remember which title, but I feel this has been done before with another title, oh yes, 'The Summer That Never Was', I believe that book was published using a different title? ( so be aware ). Why oh why do they do it, It's expensive enough to buy one, but to double up, and then have your hopes of a good read dashed, well that just about takes the biscuit, or P***. JUST BE AWARE.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Sebastian Fernandez on 21 Nov. 2007
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I believe that this novel will have a very different appeal for different people, and the reason behind this is simple. In this book, Robinson focused a lot more on the development of Inspector Banks and the events that are affecting his personal life and psyche, than in the case at hand. Therefore, people that are fans of the series and that have come to empathize with the main character are rewarded by the author's choice, but the people that are just picking up a mystery novel and have not heard of Banks before, will likely be disappointed.

Mystery-wise, Banks has to investigate the death of an accountant, who was murdered execution style. The particularities of the case dictate that most of the investigation has to do with unearthing secrets about the victim, who we quickly realize, was not as boring or as typical as we thought at first. For this task, Banks counts with the help, among others, of Hatchley, who I was happy to see return to the spotlight. The large ex-rugby player may be blunt and abrasive, but provides the readers with a picturesque view of life.

As I mentioned before, most of this book is about Inspector Banks and the effect that different events are having on his life. As we started seeing in the previous installment, his relationship with his wife has changed after the kids left home, and this has led him to once again be tempted by other women. But maybe even more importantly, the case he is working on will have a profound impact on the way he is looking at his job as well as his view of authority and of what is right and wrong. The fact that Superintendent Burgess, with whom Banks has clashed in the past, is also part of the case, does not make things easier in the least. Fans of the series will have a great time, and will probably want to know what is going to happen with our esteemed inspector in the next book.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By G. M. Berry on 5 Nov. 2007
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As far as I can tell this book is the same book as 'Final Account'
but under this new title. Fine if you know this but a bit misleading
if you are just scrolling through and order without checking. Surely it should be listed under both titles?
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By John Austin HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on 27 April 2004
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Peter Robinson is one living author whose book titles will be circulated to all my family members when my next birthday draws near. He has rejuvenated an appetite for murder mysteries that had become jaded.
This one opens, literally, with a bang, as two masked men abduct an accountant. The incident is witnessed by the man's wife and daughter. Soon after shots are heard at the nearby barn on the accountant's Yorkshire property. The man's face has been blasted off. Chief Inspector Alan Banks is summoned and begins investigating. It becomes clear that the abducted man, Keith Rothwell, was not all he seemed to be. Layer after layer is peeled off his public and private image, his essential identify becoming more and more elusive.
Almost all the traditional elements of the murder mystery genre are skillfully worked by Peter Robinson. Characterization is a stand out feature, although characters all seem to be uniformly articulate. Readability is another sterling quality. This is a murder mystery that will easily draw you in, and one that will leave you feeling afterwards that your time with it has been well spent.
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