Innocent Graves by Peter Robinson

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 4 Critic Reviews



In New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author Peter Robinson’s brilliant thriller, Inspector Banks must solve the grisly murder of a beautiful teenage girl from a privileged family while uncovering the sordid lies that surround a village determined to keep its secrets hidden.

A body is discovered in a graveyard—above ground. It is the sort of horrific crime Chief Inspector Alan Banks fled the city to escape. But the murder of a bright teenager from a wealthy, respected family is not the end of the nightmare. Lies, dark secrets, and sinister clues swirl around this killing like leaves in an autumn wind, leading to a shattering travesty of justice that will divide a suspicious community. Yet Banks must remain vigilant in his hunt—because when the devil is left free to pursue his terrible calling, more blood will surely flow.

Electrifying and utterly addictive, Innocent Graves is one of Peter Robinson’s most chilling tales of suspense.


About Peter Robinson

See more books from this Author
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 HarperCollins e-books. 400 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Innocent Graves

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

But under the gun of the new Chief Constable, an old friend of Deborah's titled father, Banks and his men zero in on English teacher Owen Pierce, and Pierce--whose flamboyant liaison with adventurous model Michelle Chappel seems to have been an undress rehearsal for the role of crazed sex killer-...

| Read Full Review of Innocent Graves

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Published in 1996, this eighth entry in his series about Police Chief Inspector Alan Banks marked a change in formula for Robinson who, in order to delve deeper into justice's dark side, allowed his humane Yorkshire policeman to share the spotlight with Owen Pierce, an unlikable schoolteacher acc...

Jul 25 2011 | Read Full Review of Innocent Graves

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Moving his ever dependable Yorkshire-based copper, Alan Banks (Final Account, 1995, etc.), to the periphery of this work, the equally dependable Robinson focuses instead on the tragic plight of a possibly innocent man charged with murder.

| Read Full Review of Innocent Graves

The Bookbag

But it's the story you really read the book for and this one is a corker with a twist in the tail which I really wasn't expecting.

Dec 16 2010 | Read Full Review of Innocent Graves

Reader Rating for Innocent Graves

An aggregated and normalized score based on 68 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review