Short Take: In the Dark Places – Peter Robinson

It’s easy to take a reliable performer like Robinson for granted. Book after book gets raves and a loyal fan base often sends him to the bestseller lists. He’s twenty-some books in this point and Library Journal points out that “the series remains absorbing.” Booklist says he “remains an A+ staple.” Peers who admire his work include Louise Penny:

In the Dark Places is wonderful–a cause for celebration. Brilliantly plotted, beautifully paced, it gathers speed and dread until I could barely stand it. Peter Robinson writes with compassion, with depth, with the assurance of a writer at the top of his game and rewards us with a truly heart-pounding finale. All who adore great writing, and Inspector Banks, will find this a thrilling read.”

“When a war veteran walking his dog discovers blood and bone – but no body – in an abandoned hangar, and a young woman reports her partner missing, Inspector Alan Banks and his team are plunged into a frustrating and complex investigation. Robinson writes classic British character-driven suspense. If you’re a fan of Elizabeth George, Ian Rankin or Ruth Rendell, if you miss Reginald Hill and P.D. James, check out In the Dark Places! “
— Carol Schneck Varner, Schuler Books and Music, Okemos, MI

“Robinson is equally adept at making murder on a small scale as compelling as any serial killer hunt, and Banks continues to charm.”
Publishers Weekly

“Robinson’s latest takes a good while to get started but steadily builds to some very frightening revelations and a hold-your breath climax. As usual, the relationships between Banks and his crew and the fascinating way that procedure and forensics are used make for a solid read. Robinson belongs on any P. D. James’ fan’s must read list.”
 – Booklist

In the Dark Places: An Inspector Banks Novel (9780062240545) by Peter Robinson. $25.99 hardcover. 8/11/15 on sale.

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