Twenty one books in, I keep wanting to take Robinson’s success and high level of craftsmanship for granted. But then the reviews and booksellers remind me to remind you about a writer who bookseller Carol Schneck Varner notes is “one of the masters of the genre.”
“Consistently fun…As usual with a Banks novel, the chief inspector’s frictions with higher-ups are nearly as gripping as the unraveling of the case itself. First-rate procedural and character study….[T]his is one of the series’ highlights.”
— Booklist (starred review)
“Robinson excels at connecting his detectives’ personal stories to the investigation, endowing familiar characters with fresh nuance and depth. Impeccable pacing….”
— Publishers Weekly
“When a man turns up dead with a large sum of cash in his pocket, Detective Chief Inspector Banks is called in to investigate. But when his investigation leads him to an aristocrat with a complicated past, he’s warned off by his supervisors. The inspector isn’t about to give up, even when his investigation brings him face to face with a killer who now has Banks in his sights. Children of the Revolution is classic character-driven suspense from one of the masters of the genre!”
–Carol Schneck Varner, Schuler Books and Music, Okemos, MI
Children of the Revolution: An Inspector Banks Novel (9780062240507) by Peter Robinson. $25.99 hardcover. 3/25/14 on sale.