Dead Right (Inspector Banks #9)
The broken body of Jason Fox has been found in a dirty alleyway. At first it looks like a typical after-hours pub fight gone wrong. But Inspector Alan Banks soon realizes that the truth is rarely so straightforward . . .
Jason was a member of the Albion League, a white power organization. And there are many people who might have wished him dead: the Pakistani youths he ha
Although written back in 1997, years before the plight faced by Syria's refugees, author Peter Robinson penned a novel concerning national pride cloaked in vicious racism and intolerance. James Flood is found beaten to death in Banks' never peaceful Eastvale.
After the battered corpse is identified by Forensics, young members of Eastvale's Pakastani residents are prime suspects. Flood had a run in with George Mahmood at a local pub. He didn't take kind ...more
Jason Fox gets himself stomped to death in an alley after leaving a pub at closing time. When the Eastvale police discover that young Fox was a lieutenant in the neo-Nazi Albion League, things get complicated enough. B ...more
Banks has personal problems with hi ...more
As I’ve said before...Robinson’s books flow with a sp ...more
Police Constable Ford comes upon what initially looks like a drunk, not able to make it home and sleeping it off against a graffiti scarred wall in an alley. But when the body does not move and he looks more closely, it is obvious the young man is dead. He has been badly beaten, his pockets emptied and his wallet is gone. It looks as if he has been hit over the head with a bottle and kicked several times by someone with heavy boots. This may ...more
Jim Kelly was, born in Hertfordshire on April Fool's Day 1957 his father was a detective in the 'Met' - London's elite metropolitan police force and his mother's father was a special constable. Before becoming a writer he worked as a journalist in the fens and later in London. His first series "The Phillip Dryden Series" is set in Ely, in the Fens, and features journalist Philip Dryden and his side-kick Humph. The books won a Dagger In ...more
Also like the longer format better, the ones I read this far are 5-600 pages, whilst this is a modest 300... Last but not least, this is the first one I read translated (into Swedish) and while I certainly cannot blame the author (or the translator, nothing wrong there either), the ex ...more
Banks is being pushed hard by Chief Constable Riddle, who gives him conflicting orders (solve it now, but spend more time in the office on paperwork)and accuses ...more
In this book in the series, Allen Banks has a complicated case to solve with political overtones. A young boy is beaten to death as the result seemingly of a bar fight. But as Banks delves into the case, he finds that the victim is part of a neo-Nazi group. Three Pakistan youths are accused of the murder because they were seen to be part of the fight. Then, the departmen ...more
He's not my favourite author and I won't ruin his rating. Until I can have a private system where I can safely put one star to remind myself that this author is not one of my favourites, I won't spoil a writer's reputation and rating with a public rating. Many people enjoy Peter Robinson's simple ...more
The book was one I picked up really cheaply in a bookstore,but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised.A lovely flowing manner to the writing and characters I could believe in.Although this book was not the first in the series,it really was a great novel as a first read of the author.I would have no qualms about reading others of Peter Robinson's books
Peter Robinson was born in Yorkshire. After getting his BA Honours Degree in English Literature at the University of Leeds, he came to Canada and took his MA in English and Creative Writing at the University of Windsor, with Joyce Carol Oates as his tutor, then a PhD in En ...more