Short Take: Children of the Revolution – Peter Robinson

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.

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