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Sleeping in the ground

Sleeping in the ground

Robinson, Peter, 1950- author

A shocking mass murder occurs at a wedding in a small Dales church and a huge manhunt follows. Eventually, the shooter is run to ground and things take their inevitable course. But Banks is plagued with doubts as to exactly what happened outside the church that day, and why. Struggling with the death of his first serious girlfriend and the return of profiler Jenny Fuller into his life, Banks feels the need to dig deeper into the murders, and as he does so, he uncovers forensic and psychological puzzles that lead him to the past secrets that might just provide the answers he is looking for. When the surprising truth becomes clear, it is almost too late

Paperback, Book. English. Crime. Detective and mystery stories.
Published London: Hodder, 2018
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Details

Statement of responsibility: Peter Robinson
ISBN: 1444786903, 9781444786903
Note: Originally published: London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2017.
Physical Description: 374 pages ; 20 cm.
Series: Inspector Banks novels
Subject: Police England Yorkshire Fiction.; Banks, Alan (Fictitious character) Fiction.
Series Title: Inspector Banks novels.

Author note

Peter Robinson's DCI Banks is now a major ITV1 drama starring Stephen Tompkinson (Wild at Heart, Ballykissangel) as Inspector Banks, and Andrea Lowe (The Bill, Murphy's Law) as DI Annie Cabbot.

Peter's standalone novel BEFORE THE POISON won the IMBA's 2013 Dilys Award as well as the 2012 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel by the Crime Writers of Canada. This was Peter's sixth Arthur Ellis award. His critically acclaimed DCI Banks novels have won numerous awards in Britain, the United States, Canada and Europe, and are published in translation all over the world.

Peter grew up in Yorkshire, and now divides his time between Richmond and Canada. Peter keeps a website at www.inspectorbanks.com.

Reviews

Top-notch police procedure
Jeffery Deaver||The Alan Banks mystery-suspense novels are the best series on the market. Try one and tell me I'm wrong.
Stephen King||Peter Robinson has for too long, and unfairly, been in the shadow of Ian Rankin; perhaps PIECE OF MY HEART, the latest in the Chief Inspector Banks series, will give him the status he deserves, near, perhaps even at the top of, the British crime writers' league.
The Times||Robinson also has a way of undercutting the genre's familiarity. With a deceptively unspectacular language, he sets about the process of unsettling the reader.
Independent||Classic Robinson: labyrinthine plot merged with deft characterisation
Observer