Abattoir Blues: The 22nd DCI Banks Mystery
Two missing boys. A stolen bolt gun. One fatal shot. Three ingredients for murder. When DCI Banks and his team are called to investigate the theft of a tractor from a North Yorkshire village, they're far from enthusiastic about what seems to be a simple case of rural crime. Then a blood stain is found in an abandoned hangar, two main suspects vanish without a trace, and events take a darkly sinister turn. As each lead does little to unravel the mystery, Banks feels like the case is coming to a dead end. Until a road accident reveals some alarming evidence, which throws the investigation to a frightening new level. Someone is trying to cover their tracks - someone with very deadly intent ...
The twenty-second novel in Number One bestselling author Peter Robinson's critically acclaimed DCI Banks series.
[Peter Robinson deserves a place] near, perhaps even at the top of, the British crime writers' league The Times It's neither the setting nor even the characters that makes Robinson's work so satisfying, but the plotting of Swiss-watch precision Independent Classic Robinson: labyrinthine plot merged with deft characterisation Observer As always with the excellent DCI Alan Banks novels, you can expect the story to grip you from beginning to end. Choice A real page-turner that confirms Robinson as a master of crime fiction. Bella Magazine
Peter Robinson grew up in Yorkshire, and now divides his time between Richmond and Canada. There are twenty-two 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 ITV1 drama by Left Bank productions. Stephen Tompkinson (Wild at Heart, Ballykissangel) plays Inspector Banks, and Andrea Lowe (The Bill, Murphy's Law) plays DI Annie Cabbot. The first series aired in Autumn 2011 with an adaptation of FRIEND OF THE DEVIL, the second in Autumn 2012, and the third aired in February 2014. 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.