It should have been a cosy scene - log fire, sheepskin rug, Vivaldi on the stereo, Christmas lights and tree. But appearances can be deceptive. For Caroline Hartley, lying quietly on the couch, has been brutally murdered. Inspector Alan Banks is called to the grim scene. And he soon has more suspects than he ever imagined. As he delves into her past, he realises that for Caroline, secrecy was a way of life, and her death is no different. His ensuing investigation is full of hidden passions and desperate violence . . . 'The characterizations are unfailingly sharp and subtle' New York Times 'A definite contender for fiction's new top cop' Independent on Sunday 'Watch for those twists - they'll get you every time' IAN RANKIN
Peter Robinson - leading author of British crime books. Peter grew up in Yorkshire and now divides his time between Richmond, North Yorkshire and Toronto, Canada. He is the bestselling crime writer of the critically acclaimed DCI Banks series of detective books, featuring Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks. Peter's novels have won numerous awards in Britain, the United States, Canada and Europe, and are published in translation all over the world.
In the latest in his series of detective books, WATCHING THE DARK, DCI Banks investigates the death of a fellow officer. Could an English girl who disappeared in Estonia six years ago hold the secret at the heart of this case?
WATCHING THE DARK is the 20th in a series of crime fiction novels about DCI Banks. The TV crime series DCI Banks is in its second series.
For all fans of quality crime fiction novels, more information, news and features about both Peter Robinson and the DCI Banks crime books are available at:
Official Website: http://www.inspectorbanks.com
'If you haven't encountered Chief Inspector Alan Banks before, prepare for a crash course in taut, clean writing and subtle psychology.' Ian Rankin, leading British crime writer
'[Peter Robinson deserves a place] near, perhaps even at the top of, the British crime writers' league' The Times
'Banks is one of the most fully drawn figures in this genre of fiction' New York Times
If you have enjoyed the author Lee Child, any of Mark Billingham's books or the crime writer Peter James' novels, then try bestselling crime author Peter Robinson, whether you read his books in order or dive in at his latest, WATCHING THE DARK.