Gallows View by Peter Robinson
The First Inspector Banks Mystery

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Chief Inspector Alan Banks moved away from London to the quaint village of Eastvale to find some peace, but trouble can be found in a village as well as in the city. Soon Banks must contend with a Peeping Tom, a group of thieving young thugs, and the brutal murder of an elderly woman in her home. A growing friendship with psychologist Jenny Fuller and tension with wife Sandra complicate matters, particularly when Jenny and Banks’s family are threatened. Ultimately, as the story builds to a surprising and terrifying climax, Banks must make some hard decisions. First in the critically acclaimed Inspector Banks Mystery Series.

About Peter Robinson

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Peter Robinson's award-winning 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 magazine. Robinson was born and brought up in Yorkshire, England, and now divides his time between North America and Richmond, Yorkshire.
Published November 19, 2013 by Scribner. 338 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Yorkshire Inspector Alan Banks juggles three cases involving a peeping Tom, a series of robberies, and the murder of an old woman--all in the first of a projected series by Canadian author Robinson.

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In Edgar Award–nominated Robinson's 1991 book, the first in a series featuring British inspector Alan Banks, readers meet Banks as he moves to Yorkshire seeking peace of mind.

Oct 26 2009 | Read Full Review of Gallows View: The First Inspe...

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Summary: The first book in the Chief Inspector Banks series makes for a good read in its own right.

Dec 01 2010 | Read Full Review of Gallows View: The First Inspe...

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