Fate has its way of letting seemingly simple things irrevocably alter the course of people s lives. This is what Larry Bulger, the hero in Peter Robinson s new novel, My Story in the Philippines in First Person, discovers. At 30 years old, Larry is enjoying the rewards that his life and career in the engineering industry brought him. When he signs a contract to work overseas in the Philippines he has no idea that the decision will propel him on his first true adventure and inextricably change his life. From the bustling urban maze work of Manila (the country s capital) to the mesmerizing Chocolate Hills of Bohol to the anxiety-ridden streets of Basilan, Larry s voyage will be riddled with excitement, new discoveries, intriguing personalities and, unexpectedly, danger. As Larry becomes immersed in the unique culture and life, he also becomes enmeshed in perilous circumstances he never thought were possible. Soon, Larry will realize some enlightening truths about himself. Peopled by richly-drawn characters, My Story in the Philippines in First Person unfolds to an adventure of a lifetime and a window into an enchantingly exotic world.
Wednesday's Child is the sixth novel in Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series, following on from Past Reason Hated. When two social workers, investigating reports of child abuse, appear at Brenda Scupham's door, her fear of authority leads her to comply meekly with their requests. Even when they say that they must take her seven-year old daughter Gemma away for tests . . . It is only when they fail to return Gemma the following day that Brenda realizes something has gone terribly wrong. At the same time, Banks is investigating a particularly unpleasant murder at the site of an abandoned mine. Gradually, the leads in the two cases converge, guiding Banks to one of the most truly terrifying criminals he will ever meet . . . Wednesday's Child is followed by the seventh book in this Yorkshire-based crime series, Dry Bones That Dream.
The twenty-fifth instalment of the Number One Bestselling DCI Banks series 'With a deceptively unspectacular language, [Robinson] sets about the process of unsettling the reader.' Independent A young local student has apparently committed suicide. Her body is found in an abandoned car on a lonely country road. She didn't own a car. Didn't even drive. How did she get there? Where did she die? Who moved her, and why? Meanwhile a man in his sixties is found dead in a gully up on the wild moorland. He is wearing an expensive suit and carrying no identification. Post-mortem findings indicate he died from injuries sustained during the fall. But what was he doing up there? And why are there no signs of a car in the vicinity? As the inconsistencies multiply and the mysteries proliferate, Annie's father's new partner, Zelda, comes up with a shocking piece of information that alerts Banks and Annie to the return of an old enemy in a new guise. This is someone who will stop at nothing, not even murder, to get what he wants - and suddenly the stakes are raised and the hunt is on.
Discussing work by writers such as Wordsworth, Hardy, Pound, Lowell, and Hill, this is a study of the way people other than their authors contribute to poems, by `the finest poet of his generation' (Eric Griffiths, PN Review).
The Sunday Times bestseller, Aftermath, is the twelfth novel in Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series, following on from Cold is the Grave. Number 35 The Hill is an ordinary house in an ordinary street. But it is about to become infamous. When two police constables are sent to the house following a report of a domestic disturbance, they stumble upon a truly horrific scene. A scene which leaves one of them dead and the other fighting for her life and career. The identity of a serial killer, the Chameleon, has finally been revealed. But his capture is only the beginning of a shocking investigation that will test Inspector Alan Banks to the absolute limit.
Strange Affair is the fifteenth novel in Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series, following on from Playing With Fire. 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’ 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 . . . 'The Banks novels are, simply put, the best series now on the market' Stephen King
A terrible crime. No obvious motive. Banks is on the case. 'Top-notch police procedure' - Jeffery Deaver 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.