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a b c d e f g Napier, Jim (14 November 2012). "Peter Robinson". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada . Retrieved 7 October 2022. The story itself was not bad, I would say it was even an improvement on the book #25, which in my opinion was the weakest one so far. I liked the new angle and the twist to the story that I did not really see coming and I am quite intrigued about the direction of this particular narrative in the future. That being said, for the first time ever I had multiple issues with the way the characters were portrayed, especially female ones. The author made several attempts at explaining to the reader why sex trade is morally wrong (duh?) but he continued to portray all female characters in a very sexual terms, always mentioning their looks and the way they sexually aroused all the men around them. There was a scene in the high school when Banks is actually wondering what sexual fantasies schoolboys might have about his female partner. Somehow I do not think that remark was super necessary for the plot, “realistic” as it may be because all it did was change my opinion about Banks from being a perceptive, intelligent detective to a sex obsessed aging man trying to feel more macho.

Many Rivers to Cross – 2019 – Peter Robinson

The Summer that Never Was (2003), ISBN 9780333907443 (published in the United States as Close to Home) Abattoir Blues (2014), ISBN 9781848949072 (published in the United States as In the Dark Places) [23] I am a big fan of the Banks series mostly due to witty dialogues, interesting cases and detailed descriptions of the police procedural. The writing in this one has shifted in a way that makes me uncomfortable and I really hope that Peter Robinson reads his readers’ comments and continues to deliver an intelligent and thought-provoking books instead of confusing them with sexist messages. If not, the 27th Inspector Banks book will definitely be my last.

Banks doesn’t dwell on Keane’s reappearance: there’s always a new case to be solved in North Yorkshire. “The body of a teenage boy is found stuffed into a wheely bin on the East Side Estate,” and Detective Superintendent Banks and DI Annie Cabbot are called to the crime scene. The ethnicity of the teenager bumps a random murder into something potentially more complicated. Dr Burns, the police doctor in attendance, points out to Banks that a Middle Eastern, dark-skinned victim is unusual “around these parts.” Banks finds the threads of each case seem to be connected to the other, and to the dark side of organised crime in Eastvale. Does another thread link to his friend Zelda, who is facing her own dark side? The truth may be more complex – or much simpler – than it seems… Zelda, a police consultant and “super recognizer” who never forgot a face she has encountered, is a former sex slave and forced prostitute from the age of 17. She is the girlfriend of the artist father of Annie Cabott and a good friend of Banks. A skinny young boy is found dead — his body carelessly stuffed into a wheelie bin. Detective Superintendent Alan Banks and his team are called to investigate. Who is the boy, and where did he come from? Was his body discarded, or left as a warning to someone? He looks Middle Eastern, but no one on the Eastvale Estate has seen him before. Set in the fictional English town of Eastvale in the Yorkshire Dales. Robinson has stated that Eastvale is modelled on Ripon and Richmond and is somewhere north of Ripon, close to the A1 road[ sic]. [5] A former member of the London Metropolitan Police, Inspector Alan Banks leaves the capital for a quieter life in the Dales. Since 2010 several of the novels have been adapted for television under the series title DCI Banks with Stephen Tompkinson in the title role. [22]


Oh dear. I guess I didn't much enjoy this for a number of reasons. The series appears to be running out of ideas, with the consequence that this latest installment had a fairly weak and unengaging plot in terms of the crime at the centre of the novel, and I felt that the story was padded with a side plot that featured an unconvincingly written Moldovan woman exacting revenge on people from her past. The typical discussions of fine music, fine wine/spirits and fine food have become more like indulgences by the author than attempts at verisimilitude, and a lot of the rest was either slightly pedestrian police procedural (people walking in to rooms, a bit of dialogue attempting to be witty/revealing, people walking out of rooms) or irrelevant soap opera. a b c d e Sloniowski, Jeannette; Rose, Marilyn, eds. (25 March 2014). Detecting Canada: Essays on Canadian Crime Fiction, Television, and Film. Wilfrid Laurier University Press. ISBN 9781554589289. a b c "Peter Robinson". notablebiographies. Archived from the original on 13 September 2015 . Retrieved 24 August 2015. Detective Superintendent Alan Banks and his team are called to investigate. Who is the boy, and where did he come from? Was he discarded as rubbish, or left as a warning to someone? He looks Middle Eastern, but no one on the East Side Estate has seen him before.Another sweltering month in Charlotte, another boatload of mysteries past and present for overworked, overstressed forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan. Peter Robinson (17 March 1950 – 4 October 2022) was a British-born Canadian crime writer who was best known for his crime novels set in Yorkshire featuring Inspector Alan Banks. He also published a number of other novels and short stories, as well as some poems and two articles on writing. At the same time, Zelda, girlfriend of Annie Cabbot’s father Ray is conducting her own investigation in London. In Careless Love, Zelda came across as a somewhat annoying cliché. However, in this novel, as we learn more about her personal history, she becomes a much more interesting and sympathetic character. What Banks doesn’t know is that Zelda witnessed Keane talking to Mr Hawkins, her boss at the NCA. Zelda has a preternatural ability to recognize and remember faces: she’s positive in her ID. Zelda’s old friend Mati also has a horrific history of abuse and cruelty at the hands of ruthless men: she doesn’t understand Zelda’s reluctance to speak up.

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a b Cogdill, Oline H. (20 February 2005). "Two Writers Modernized British Crime Fiction". Sun-Sentinel. Fort Lauderdale. p.23. ProQuest 389831798 . Retrieved 7 October 2022– via ProQuest. I have long been a fan of DCI Banks and Peter Robinson. Banks is supremely ethical, but never arrogant, and he’s a Guardian reader to boot, as revealed in this recent installment. He works in the fictional Yorkshire town of Eastvale. Banks formerly worked in the Met, London, but went north for a quieter life. However, judging from this series, his work life is not that quiet. a b c Stephenson, Hannah (11 July 2018). "Crime in the blood: creator of DCI Banks comes home". The Yorkshire Post. p.15. ISSN 0963-1496.

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Banks thought of Zelda. ‘I know someone who might be able to help you with any pictures you haven’t identified yet. She knows the sex traffic world inside out, and she’s a super-recognizer.’ A young skinny Middle Eastern boy is found dead and discarded inside an elderly homeowners wheelie bin in the Eastvale housing estate. The boy isn’t recognised as belonging to the neighbourhood so it’s a mystery to who he is and where he’s come from. There are possible racial overtones in the case. A middle-aged heroin addict is also found dead in a decaying neighbouring estate and Banks feels the cases may be connected. Into the Woods 1,” “Londonderry Air,” “Summertime” from Toru Takemitsu: Complete Music for Solo Guitar by Andrea Dieci

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