Cold Is the Grave by Peter Robinson
A Novel of Suspense

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The nude photo of a teenage runaway shows up on a pornographic website, and the girl's father turns to Detective Chief Inspector Alan banks for help. But these are typical circumstances, for the runaway is the daughter of a man who's determined to destroy the dedicated Yorkshire policeman's career and good name. Still it is a case that strikes painfully home, one that Banks—a father himself—dares not ignore as he follows it's squalid trail into teeming London, and into a world of drugs, sex, and crime. But murder follows soon after—gruesome ,sensational, and, more than once—pulling Banks in a direction that he dearly does not wish to go: into the past and private world of his most powerful enemy, Chief Constable Jimmy Riddle.

 

About Peter Robinson

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Peter Robinson's award-winning Inspector Banks novels have been named a "Best Book of the Year" by Publishers Weekly, a "Notable Book" by the New York Times, and a "Page Turner of the Week" by People. Robinson was born and brought up in Yorkshire, and now divides his time between North America and the U.K.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 448 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math, Crime. Fiction

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It isn’t long before Banks finds the runaway teenager keeping company with the dangerously unsuitable London impresario Barry Clough, and finds her, after some initial resistance, surprisingly ready to return home with him.

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Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks had ever had a good relationship with Chief Constable 'Jimmy' Riddle, so he was more than surprised when the Chief Constable summoned him late one night and begged for his help.

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Inspector Alan Banks is sitting in his cottage, enjoying a single malt and contemplating his upcoming weekend in Paris with his daughter, when he gets a phone call from Chief Constable "Jimmy" Riddle, his nemesis.

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