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Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,699
Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (98 of 111)
Location: Leeds England
Birthday: 21 Jun
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,699 - Total Helpful Votes: 98 of 111
Dead Right: An Inspector Banks Mystery (The Inspec&hellip by Peter Robinson
4.0 out of 5 stars A Tiny Step Back, 15 April 2014
Dead Right the ninth book in the Peter Robinson authored Alan Banks series and sadly is in my opinion a slight step backwards from the highs of the previous three books.

The first thing to note is that this book is yet another departure for Robinson as it is the first book to be dominated by Banks personal life. Whilst the state of his marriage and his relationship with his children have always played a part in the books, Dead Right is almost dominated by developments in Alan Banks personal life and the effect these developments have on his frame of mind.

The case itself sees the team trying to track down the killer of a young man who has been kicked to death outside a… Read more
Innocent Graves (An Inspector Banks Mystery) by Peter Robinson
Innocent Graves the eighth book in the excellent Alan Banks series is not just the best Alan Banks so far but one of the best crime novels I have ever had the pleasure of reading.

Starting in the gloomy setting of a church graveyard at night the Vicars wife who is drunk stumbles upon a shocking discovery. Hidden behind one of the graves is the body of young Deborah Harrison. All the classic signs of a sex crime are present, the cloths have been interfered with and young Deborah has been left in a way that does nothing to protect her dignity.

After a little digging Deborah is discovered to be the daughter of a rich industrialist and the new Chief Inspector Jimmy Riddle… Read more
Dry Bones That Dream (An Inspector Banks Mystery) by Peter Robinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Robinson on a role, 5 April 2014
Dry Bones That Dream the seventh in the Chief Inspector Banks series is a continuation of the excellent work in his last book Wednesday's Child (An Inspector Banks Mystery). Starting off with Alan and his team at the scene of what appears to be an execution style killing of local accountant Keith Rothwell it soon becomes apparent that the mild and quiet accountant may have more skeletons in his closet than they could ever imagine.

What starts off as a fairly straight forward looking crime novel soon develops into a very complicated and very intriguing book. Once the layers of Keith Rothewell's life begin to be peeled… Read more