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Standing in the Shadows Peter Robinson

Standing in the Shadows By Peter Robinson

Standing in the Shadows by Peter Robinson

Condition - Very Good
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The brilliant new novel in the number one bestselling Alan Banks crime series - by the master of the police procedural.

Standing in the Shadows Summary

Standing in the Shadows by Peter Robinson

'The best mystery-procedural series on the market. Try one and tell me I'm wrong' STEPHEN KING
'[O]ne of the finest police procedural writers around... [Standing in the Shadows] is as narratively rich and surprising as Robinson's best work' NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

Late November, 1980. Student Nick Hartley returns from a lecture to find his house full of police officers. As he discovers that his ex-girlfriend has been found murdered in a nearby park, and her new boyfriend is missing, he realises two things in quick succession: he is undoubtedly a suspect as he has no convincing alibi, and he has own suspicions as to what might have happened . . .

Late November 2019. An dig near Scotch Corner unearths a skeleton that turns out to be far more recent than the Roman remains the archaeologist is looking for. Detective Superintendent Alan Banks and his team are called in and, as an investigation into the find begins, the past and the present meet with devastating consequences.

'The master of the police procedural' MAIL ON SUNDAY

Standing in the Shadows Reviews

Having started my Banks habit up again I won't be leaving it so long before I pick up my next Robinson thriller * Evening Standard Online *
As ever, Peter Robinson has constructed a gripping, complex mystery . . . his legion of fans will be delighted * The Sunday Times Crime Club *
Not Dark Yet by Peter Robinson sees the author and his creation, Supt Alan Banks on top form in the 27th book in the series * Peterborough Telegraph *
Complicated, unexpected and startling, the story is all that, but Robinson brings all the disparate parts together so cleverly that the result on finishing the novel is a satisfaction that all readers want at the end of a good book * On-Magazine *
This series continues to be as thoughtful and intelligent as ever, with the usual bonus of the magnificent Dales * Observer *
Robinson cleverly incorporates the two plots, showing how police work has had to adapt in a very different climate * The Sunday Times *
As gripping as ever * Choice Magazine *
The ending, in which the two narratives join, is a stunner * Booklist *
Fans will welcome this latest Banks adventure and revel in what Michael Connelly calls Robinson's 'clear eye for the telling detail.' * Booklist *
Robinson pulls the reader in with deft characterizations, powerfully understated action scenes, and strong locales . . . A strong addition to the Banks series that suggests tantalizing possibilities for the next installment * Kirkus *
Bestseller Robinson ably balances multiple plotlines in his intricate 27th novel * Publishers Weekly *

About Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson's DCI Banks series was made into 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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Standing in the Shadows by Peter Robinson
Used - Very Good
Hodder & Stoughton
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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