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Standing in the Shadows: The final novel in the acclaimed DCI Banks crime series, and number one Sunday Times bestseller (Jan 2024)

Peter Robinson

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Yorkshire, Crime & mystery

The brilliant last novel in the number one bestselling Alan Banks crime series - by the master of the police procedural.

'The best mystery-procedural series on the market. Try one and tell me I'm wrong' STEPHEN KING

Late November, 1980. Student Nick Hartley returns from a lecture to find his house full of police officers. As he discovers that his ex-girlfriend has been found murdered in a nearby park, and her new boyfriend is missing, he realises two things in quick succession: he is undoubtedly a suspect as he has no convincing alibi, and he has own suspicions as to what might have happened . . .

Late November 2019. An dig near Scotch Corner unearths a skeleton that turns out to be far more recent than the Roman remains the archaeologist is looking for. Detective Superintendent Alan Banks and his team are called in and, as an investigation into the find begins, the past and the present meet with devastating consequences.

'The master of the police procedural' MAIL ON SUNDAY

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Praise for Standing in the Shadows: The final novel in the acclaimed DCI Banks crime series, and number one Sunday Times bestseller (Jan 2024)

  • As ever, Peter Robinson has constructed a gripping, complex mystery . . . his legion of fans will be delighted - The Sunday Times Crime Club

  • Having started my Banks habit up again I won't be leaving it so long before I pick up my next Robinson thriller - Evening Standard Online

  • Robinson pulls the reader in with deft characterizations, powerfully understated action scenes, and strong locales . . . A strong addition to the Banks series that suggests tantalizing possibilities for the next installment - Kirkus

  • This series continues to be as thoughtful and intelligent as ever, with the usual bonus of the magnificent Dales - Observer

  • Bestseller Robinson ably balances multiple plotlines in his intricate 27th novel - Publishers Weekly

  • Robinson cleverly incorporates the two plots, showing how police work has had to adapt in a very different climate - The Sunday Times

  • Not Dark Yet by Peter Robinson sees the author and his creation, Supt Alan Banks on top form in the 27th book in the series - Peterborough Telegraph

  • Fans will welcome this latest Banks adventure and revel in what Michael Connelly calls Robinson's 'clear eye for the telling detail.' - Booklist

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Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson grew up in Yorkshire, and now lives in Canada. His bestselling, critically acclaimed Inspector Banks series has won numerous awards in Britain, the United States, Canada and Europe.

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