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Piece of My Heart Peter Robinson

Piece of My Heart By Peter Robinson

Piece of My Heart by Peter Robinson

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The stunning new Inspector Banks novel, by an author ready for the Number One slot.

Piece of My Heart Summary

Piece of My Heart: DCI Banks 16 by Peter Robinson

As volunteers clean up after a huge outdoor rock concert in Yorkshire in 1969, they discover the body of a young woman wrapped in a sleeping bag. She has been brutally murdered. The detective assigned to the case, Stanley Chadwick, is a hard-headed, strait-laced veteran of the Second World War. He could not have less in common with - or less regard for - young, disrespectful, long-haired hippies, smoking marijuana and listening to the pulsing sounds of rock and roll. But he has a murder to solve, and it looks as if the victim was somehow associated with the up-and-coming psychedelic pastoral band the Mad Hatters.

In the present, Inspector Alan Banks is investigating the murder of a freelance music journalist who was working on a feature about the Mad Hatters for MOJO magazine. This is not the first time that the Mad Hatters, now aging rock superstars, have been brushed by tragedy. Banks finds he has to delve into the past to find out exactly what hornets' nest the journalist inadvertently stirred up.

Piece of My Heart Reviews

The Alan Banks mystery-suspense novels are, simply put, the best series on the market * Stephen King *
A terrific contemporary crime novel * Independent on Sunday *
Further enhances Alan Banks' reputation as one of crime fiction's most appealing cops * The Times *
Classic Robinson: labyrinthine plot merged with deft characterisation * Observer *
Praise for Peter Robinson:
Banks is one of the most fully drawn figures in this genre of fiction * New York Times *
The Alan Banks mystery-suspense novels are, simply put, the best series now on the market. * Stephen King *
Move over Ian Rankin - there's a new gunslinger in town. If you haven't caught up with him already, now is the time to start * Independent on Sunday *
The novels of Peter Robinson are chilling, evocative, deeply nuanced works of art * Dennis Lehane *
Prepare for a crash course in taut, clean writing and subtle psychology * Ian Rankin *
A wonderful novel. * Michael Connelly *

About Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson's DCI Banks became a major ITV1 drama starring Stephen Tompkinson (Wild at Heart, Ballykissangel) as Inspector Banks, and Andrea Lowe (The Bill, Murphy's Law) as DI Annie Cabbot. 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. His critically acclaimed DCI Banks novels have won numerous awards in Britain, the United States, Canada and Europe, and are published in translation all over the world. In 2020 Peter was made a Grand Master by the Crime Writers of Canada. Peter grew up in Yorkshire, and divided his time between Richmond, UK, and Canada until his death in 2022.

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Piece of My Heart: DCI Banks 16 by Peter Robinson
Used - Very Good
Hodder & Stoughton
Short-listed for Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2008
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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