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Friend of the Devil: DCI Banks 17 Hardcover – 9 Aug 2007

4.4 out of 5 stars 280 customer reviews
Book 17 of 22 in the Inspector Alan Banks Series

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  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton; 1st Edition edition (9 Aug. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405619023
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405619028
  • ASIN: 034083689X
  • Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 3.8 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 280 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 404,984 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Whatever the profession (from medicine to cuisine), it's always good to sit back and relax, knowing that you're in the hands of a consummate professional. So it is with crime fiction, and Peter Robinson is one of the most reliable names around. He has written 17 books in his much-acclaimed Inspector Bank series (Friend of the Devil is the 17th), and his writing has the confidence that is commensurate with the best in the field.

DI Annie Cabbot is on loan to another area (and is not working with her colleague, Chief Inspector Alan Banks), and finds herself saddled with a difficult case. A woman’s body is found in a wheelchair by the sea. Her throat has been ripped open. At the same time, a teenage girl has been raped and murdered after an alcohol-fuelled night out. DCI Banks is dealing with another case. The two detectives experience very dissimilar results: Banks is faced with a multiplicity of suspects, while Annie Cabbot makes absolutely no progress in her case. Those familiar with detective fiction won't be surprised to learn that the various cases turn out to be interrelated, and when the duo begin to make considerable inroads into the mysteries, they find that aspects of their own pasts are coming back to haunt them. And a burning question becomes ever more pertinent: just how many killers are involved in these cases?

We may be used to relationships between male and female detectives that alternate between the fractious and the reluctantly affectionate, but Peter Robinson has always been able to steer a very confident route down this particular avenue, always firmly keeping cliché at bay. But (as always with this author), the plot’s the thing to catch the attention of the reader, and Friend of the Devil works out a labyrinthine narrative with a particularly pleasing attention to detail. --Barry Forshaw

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Watch for those twists - they'll get you every time (Ian Rankin)

Robinson once again puts his skills to work in a police procedural that grips like pliers (Independent on Sunday)

Classic Robinson: a labyrinthine plot merged with deft characterisation (Observer)

Peter Robinson is good at producing ingenious mysteries, and this one does not disappoint (Daily Telegraph)

Watch for those twists theyll get you every time (Ian Rankin)

Readers will be on the edge of their seats (Publishers Weekly)

' Brit cop-job books don't come much better than Peter Robinson's . . . There's none of that frantic, rat-race paced frenzy that the Yanks employ that leave you needing a lie down after half a dozen pages. This is relax-on-the-sofa stuff, layered and engrossing with just the right balance of thrill, chill and human spillage to keep the reader honest . . . Bloody marvelous' (Daily Sport)

'Whatever the profession (from medicine to cuisine), it's always good to sit back and relax, knowing that you're in the hands of a consummate professional. So it is with crime fiction, and Peter Robinson is one of the most reliable names around. He has written 17 books in his much-acclaimed Inspector Bank series, and his writing has the confidence that is commensurate with the best in the field' (Barry Forshaw, Crime Time,)

Praise for Piece of My Heart (:)

'Brilliantly evokes the time of British psychedelia ... as well as being a terrific contemporary crime novel.' (Independent on Sunday)

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