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.
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 seventeenth instalment in the Number One bestselling DCI Banks series When Karen Drew is found sitting in her wheelchair staring out to sea with her throat cut one chilly morning, DI Annie Cabbot, on loan to Eastern Area, gets lumbered with the case. Back in Eastvale, that same Sunday morning, 19-year-old Hayley Daniels is found raped and strangled in the Maze, a tangle of narrow alleys behind Eastvale's market square, after a drunken night on the town with a group of friends, and DCI Alan Banks is called in. Banks finds suspects galore, while Annie seems to hit a brick wall - until she reaches a breakthrough that spins her case in a shocking and surprising new direction, one that also involves Banks. Then another incident occurs in the Maze which seems to link the two cases in a bizarre and mysterious way. As Banks and Annie dig into the past to uncover the deeper connections, they find themselves also dealing with the emotional baggage and personal demons of their own relationship. It soon becomes clear that there are two killers in their midst, and that at any moment either one might strike again.
A well-dressed couple claim to be social workers responding to abuse allegations and pressure Brenda Scupham into allowing them to take her seven-year-old daughter, Gemma, into protective care. When they fail to return, Brenda realizes her catastrophic mistake, and soon Chief Inspector Alan Banks is on the case. As days pass, Banks and his colleague Detective Superintendent Gristhorpe begin to lose hope, but then a body is found in the ruins of a nearby lead mine, and the two cases begin to connect in a chilling, horrifying way. Sixth in the critically acclaimed Inspector Banks Mystery Series.
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.
The twenty-fifth instalment of the Number One Bestselling DCI Banks series 'Robinson remains the master of the police procedural.' Mail on Sunday 'Robinson is prolific, but with each book he manages to ring the changes.' Guardian ***** 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.
Peter Robinson's psychological thriller Caedmon's Song follows two characters and their mysterious connection. On a balmy June night, Kirsten, a young university student, strolls home through a silent moonlit park. Suddenly her tranquil mood is shattered as she is viciously attacked. When she awakes in hospital, she has no recollection of that brutal night. But then, slowly and painfully, details reveal themselves - dreams of two figures, one white and one black, hovering over her; wisps of a strange and haunting song; the unfamiliar texture of a rough and deadly hand . . . In another part of England, Martha Browne arrives in Whitby, posing as an author doing research for a book. But her research is of a particularly macabre variety. Who is she hunting with such deadly determination? And why?