DCI Banks encounters a chilling character from his past in the 17th novel in the series - a number one bestseller.
Peter Robinson grew up in Yorkshire, and now divides his time between Richmond and Canada. There are twenty-one books in the bestselling DCI Banks series - 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 Robinson's DCI Banks is now a major TV series, starring Stephen Tompkinson (Wild at Heart, Ballykissangel) as Inspector Banks, and Andrea Lowe (The Bill, Murphy's Law) as DI Annie Cabbot. The first series aired in 2011 with an adaptation of Friend of the Devil. Peter's recent 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.Peter keeps a website at 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 RankinIt's neither the setting nor even the characters that makes Robinson's work so satisfying, but the plotting of Swiss-watch precision. - Independent