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In A Dry Season by Peter Robinson
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Apr 21, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: 2012, kobo, library-book, mystery, peter-robinson, police-procedural
Read from May 01 to 07, 2012

It's a year since Alan Banks and Sandra have separated and Alan has moved to a small cottage in another village. His superior, Jimmy Riddle, assigns him to investigate a skeleton found in a dried-up reservoir. He meets a local detective, Annie Cabbott. Together they learn that the skeleton was a female and through eliminating women who had lived in Hobb's End, believe it is Gloria Shakelton, a beautiful blond who had lived there during the war.

The back story is told by a manuscript written by Vivian Elmsley, a popular detective novelist. It's a very believable depiction of life in a small English village during the fighting.

This was a very good read. The character of Annie was a good addition to the story, and I hope she's in the next one too.

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