Clearly this is a professional hit - but Keith was hardly the sort of person to make deadly enemies. Or was he?
For the police investigation soon raises more questions than answers. And who, exactly, is Robert Clavert? She has been strangled with the strap of her own school satchel. But Deborah was no typical year-old. Her father was a powerful financier who moved in the highest echelons of industry, defence and classified information. And Deborah, it seemed, enjoyed keeping secrets of her own The broken body of Jason Fox has been found in a dirty alleyway.
At first it looks like a typical after-hours pub fight gone wrong. But Inspector Alan Banks soon realizes that the truth is rarely so straightforward During a blistering summer, drought has depleted Thornfield Reservoir, uncovering the remains of a small village called Hobb's End - hidden from view for over 40 years. For a curious young boy, this resurfaced hamlet is a magical playground Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks is given the impossible task of identifying the victim - a woman who lived in a place that no longer exists, whose former residents are scattered to the winds.
Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks has reached a turning point. With his wife now living with another man in London and his career in the doldrums thanks to Chief Constable Riddle, it is time to ring the changes. Perhaps a move to the National Crime Squad? Perhaps a second chance with Sandra? But then late one night he is summoned to Riddle's house - and his plans take a surprising new turn.
For the Chief Constable's year-old daughter, Emily, has run away, and for once Riddle wants Banks to use his unorthodox methods to find her without fuss. 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.
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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. A skeleton has been unearthed.
Soon the body is identified, and the horrific discovery hits the headlines. Fourteen-year-old Graham Marshall went missing during his paper round in The police found no trace of him. His disappearance left his family shattered and his best friend, Alan Banks, full of guilt.
In a Dry Season
In the early hours of a cold January morning, two narrow boats catch fire on the dead-end stretch of the Eastvale canal. But by the time they arrive, only the smouldering wreckage is left, and human remains have been found on both boats. 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.
He can come down hard, though, when he needs to get answers quickly.
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But his main strength - he uses creativity in his interrogations and investigations. Most of the first dozen novels focused on crimes investigated by Banks. The character of Detective Sergeant subsequently Detective Inspector Annie Cabbot makes her first appearance as a member of Banks' team. Subsequent novels have a sub-plot about the on-off romance between Banks and Cabbot.
A colleague of Banks from his time in London, Detective Superintendent later Chief Superintendent Richard "Dirty Dick" Burgess, is another perennial character who appears in many of the novels. Initially hostile to Banks when they first met, they become good friends over time and have established a natural if still slightly edgy rapport by the early 21st century.
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A detective inspector during his London period and a detective chief inspector in most of the books, Banks receives a promotion to detective superintendent at the time of "When the Music's Over. The Banks novels have won and been shortlisted for prestigious awards in crime fiction, including the Arthur Ellis Award , the Anthony Award , and the Edgar Award.
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Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks is given the impossible task of identifying the victim - a woman who lived in a place that no longer exists, whose former residents are scattered to the winds. Anyone else might throw in the towel but Banks sets out to uncover the murky past buried beneath a flood of time. There are now fifteen novels published by Pan Macmillan in the series.
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