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Cold Is the Grave by Peter Robinson
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Nov 05, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: detective, crime-british
Read in November, 2011

I watched ITVs Banks series and had to reread the book. The TV ending puzzled us and felt wrong. It was illogical, complicated and rushed.

This is a good solid Peter Robinson novel, logical in its development and its ending. It is somewhat slow with too much detail of Banks's musical tastes and his inner musings. Shortened by a quarter it would have been an excellent crime novel. The ending differs substantially from the TV adaptation.

Chief Constable Riddle's daughter runs away to London. Brought back to Yorkshire she seems to be settling down when she is murdered in a particularly horrific way. Riddle's career and political ambitions are potentially in ruins. The plot line is complex with many twists and turns, working on several different layers. This is a must for Banks fans


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