In a Dry Season by Peter Robinson

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New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author Peter Robinson delivers an unforgettable, compelling thriller of a lost village and the deadly secrets that are unearthed upon its discovery—secrets that include murder.

In the blistering, dry summer, the waters of Thornfield Reservoir have been depleted, revealing the ruins of the small Yorkshire village that lay at its bottom—ruins that house the unidentified bones of a murdered young woman. Detective Chief Inspector Banks faces a daunting challenge: he must unmask a sadistic killer who has escaped detection for half a century. For the dark secrets of Hobb's End continue to haunt the dedicated policeman, even though the town that bred them has died and its former residents have been scattered to far places—or even to their graves.

Demonstrating once again why Peter Robinson is a master of suspense, In a Dry Season is a powerful, insightful, and searing novel of past crimes and present evil.


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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 March 17, 2009 by William Morrow. 480 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics, Crime. Fiction

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Estranged from his carping wife, and still in the doghouse with petty Chief Constable Jeremiah Riddle after his freelance investigations in Blood at the Root (1997), Eastvale's Chief Inspector Alan Banks doesn't expect much good news—and his worst fears seem confirmed when Jimmy Riddle pack...

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Banks is going to get no support from his superior – he's challenged the system once too often – and he's been 'presented' with a DS who looks like she might have her own problems with authority.

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He will also begin a love affair with a woman who has let her past define her, but after story’s end it is hard to find out how their relationship will turn out.

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Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks is still in the doghouse after crossing his Chief Constable "Jimmy" Riddle.

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