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Friend of the Devil By Peter Robinson

Friend of the Devil
by Peter Robinson

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DCI Banks encounters a chilling character from his past in the 17th novel in the series - a number one bestseller and the basis for the ITV1 TV series.

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Friend of the Devil Summary


Friend of the Devil: DCI Banks 17 by Peter Robinson

When Karen Drew is found sitting in her wheelchair staring out to sea with her throat cut one chilly morning, DI Annie Cabbot, on loan to Eastern Area, gets lumbered with the case. Back in Eastvale, that same Sunday morning, 19-year-old Hayley Daniels is found raped and strangled in the Maze, a tangle of narrow alleys behind Eastvale's market square, after a drunken night on the town with a group of friends, and DCI Alan Banks is called in. Banks finds suspects galore, while Annie seems to hit a brick wall--until she reaches a breakthrough that spins her case in a shocking and surprising new direction, one that also involves Banks.

Then another incident occurs in the Maze which seems to link the two cases in a bizarre and mysterious way. As Banks and Annie dig into the past to uncover the deeper connections, they find themselves also dealing with the emotional baggage and personal demons of their own relationship. And it soon becomes clear that there are two killers in their midst, and that at any moment either one might strike again.

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Friend of the Devil Reviews


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 *
Praise for PIECE OF MY HEART * : *
Readers will be on the edge of their seats * Publishers Weekly *
"The 17th Chief Inspector Banks outing is classic Robinson: a labyrinthine plot merged with deft characterisation." * Peter Guttridge, Observer *
'Brilliantly evokes the time of British psychedelia ... as well as being a terrific contemporary crime novel.' * Independent on Sunday *
'Peter Robinson has for too long, and unfairly, been in the shadow of Ian Rankin; perhaps PIECE OF MY HEART, the latest in the Chief Inspector Banks series, will give him the status he deserves, near, perhaps even at the top of, the British crime writers' league . . . PIECE OF MY HEART brilliantly interweaves past and present, providing two strands of tension for the price of one, and further enhancing Alan Banks's reputation as one of crime fiction's most appealing cops.' * Marcel Berlins, The Times *
'Two riveting, equally interesting crime novels in one' * Telegraph *

About Peter Robinson


Peter Robinson grew up in Yorkshire, and now lives in Canada. His bestselling, critically acclaimed Inspector Banks series has won numerous awards in Britain, the United States, Canada and Europe.

Additional information

GOR000364167
Friend of the Devil: DCI Banks 17 by Peter Robinson
Peter Robinson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
2007-01-01
528
0340836911
9780340836910
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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