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Strange Affair (Mass Market Paperbound)
Chief Inspector Alan Banks faces his most personal case from New York Times bestselling author Peter Robinson.
A bullet to the brain abruptly halted a terrified young woman's desperate flight. In her pocket is the name of a policeman whose own life was brutally invaded, mercilessly shaken, and very nearly erased a policeman who has since gone missing.
The dead woman in the car had been running from something but she didn't run far or fast enough. Detective Inspector Annie Cabbot would like to question the man the victim was apparently racing to meet: Annie's superior and former lover Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks. But Banks has vanished into the anonymous chaos of the city, drawn into a mad whirl of greed, inhumanity, and death, by a frantic phone call from the brother he no longer knows. Banks is unaware that the threads connecting a sinister kidnapping with a savage slaying are as thick as rope . . . and long enough for a haunted and broken rogue cop to hang himself.
One of his most, clever, twisting thrillers, Strange Affair attests once again why readers love and can t get enough of Peter Robinson's novels of suspense.
About the Author
Peter Robinson is the author of the Inspector Banks novels, including "Strange Affair," which was chosen as one the best books of 2005 by the "Globe and Mail," the "South Florida Sun-Sentinel" and "January Magazine," and of two non-series suspense novels, "Caedmon's Song" and "No Cure for Love," "Strange Affair" has also been shortlisted for the "LA Times" Book Award for best crime fiction novel. He has also published a collection of short stories called "Not Safe After Dark," His novels have been translated into over sixteen languages, and he has won a number of international awards, including the MWA Edgar, the CWA Dagger in the Library, the Martin Beck Award, from Sweden, the Danish Palle Rosenkrantz Award, and the French Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere. He has also won five Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Awards.
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“First-rate … an addictive crime series … bet you can’t read just one.”
-Janet Maslin, New York Times
“Smart and shapely ... immaculately constructed.”
-Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review
“A damn fine crime novel...like a master class in crime fiction.”
“If you haven’t read Robinson .... what on Earth is stopping you? .... A clever and entertaining thriller.”
“Fascinating....Robinson, with his usual deft touch and unblinking eye, brings the story to an unexpectedly gut-wrenching conclusion.”
“A fast-moving story [with] some knockout scenery and an assemblage of delicately drawn characters.”
-Raleigh News & Observer
“Flawless plotting and superbly drawn characters….[Robinson] is a master craftsman.”
“Robinson shows he’s a master ... mixes a gritty plot with intense character studies....Consistently compelling.”
-Globe and Mail (Toronto)
“The best Banks book in years.”
-Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
“Robinson has won just about every mystery award there is….His latest shows why.”
-Booklist (starred review)
“An engaging pleasure . . . like red wine, [Banks] gets better and more interesting with age.”
“Robinson is on a winning streak.”
“Deeply nuanced works of art.”
“The Alan Banks mystery-suspense novels are, simply put, the best series now on the market.”
“Stunningly complex and intricately plotted....Peter Robinson fools and entertains me with every twist.”
“Complex and intelligent.”
-Sunday Times (London)
“Exquisitely complex and atmospheric.”
-Los Angeles Times Book Review
“Taut, carefully thought out…with plots that are refreshingly cliché-free.”
-Time Out London
“Cunning…authentic and atmospheric.”
-The Independent (London)
“Different and intriguing.”
Peter Robinson is:“A gifted creator of fully fleshed and vividly present characters.”
“A happy discovery.”
-Lady Antonia Fraser in the London Sunday Times
“A skillful writer…”
“Absorbing…Robinson continues to stretch the boundaries of the standard procedural.”
“Robinson actually seems to grow in front of our eyes, delivering books of greater complexity each time.”
-San Diego Union-Tribune
“The equal of legends in the genre such as P.D. James and Ruth Rendell.”
-St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Psychologically acute fiction.”