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Strange affair

Strange affair

Robinson, Peter, 1950- author

When he receives a disturbing call from his brother Roy, Inspector Banks heads off to London to search him out. Meanwhile, DI Annie Cabbot is called to a murder scene on a quiet road. A young woman has been found dead in her car - with Banks' name and address written on a slip of paper in the back pocket of her jeans

Paperback, Book. English. Crime. Detective and mystery stories.
Published London: Pan Books, 2016
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Statement of responsibility: Peter Robinson
ISBN: 150981079X, 9781509810796
Note: TV tie-in.
Note: Originally published: London: Macmillan, 2005.
Physical Description: 426 pages ; 20 cm.
Series: The Inspector Banks series
Subject: Banks, Alan (Fictitious character) Fiction.; London (England) Fiction.; Police England Yorkshire Fiction.
Series Title: Inspector Banks series.

Author note

Peter Robinson grew up in Yorkshire and now lives in Canada. His Inspector Banks series has won numerous awards in Britain, Europe, the United States and Canada. There are now fifteen novels published by Pan Macmillan in the series. Aftermath, the twelfth, was a Sunday Times bestseller.


The Banks novels are, simply put, the best series now on the market

Back cover copy

'Deeply absorbing, and the nuances of Banks's character are increasingly compelling' Publisher's Weekly

When Alan Banks receives a disturbing message from his brother, Roy, he abandons the peaceful Yorkshire Dales for the bright lights of London to seek him out. But Roy seems to have vanished into thin air.

Meanwhile, DI Annie Cabbot is called to a quiet stretch of road just outside Eastvale, where a young woman has been found dead in her car. In the victim's pocket, scribbled on a slip of paper, police discover Banks's name and address.

Living in Roy's empty South Kensington house, Banks finds himself digging into the life of the brother he never really knew, nor even liked. And as he begins to uncover a few troubling surprises, the two cases become sinisterly entwined . . .

'Robinson's Inspector Banks novels have built up a rising reputation as one of the most authentic and atmospheric of crime series. Any reader who still misses Morse should promptly resolve to go north with Banks' Independent