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In a Dry Season (Inspector Banks, Bk 10)
In a Dry Season - Inspector Banks, Bk 10
Author: Peter Robinson
In the blistering, dry summer, the waters of Thornfield Reservior have been depleted, revealing the ruins of the small Yorkshire village that lay at its bottom, bringing with it the unidentified bones of a brutally murdered young woman. Detective Chief Inspector Banks faces a daunting challenge: he must unmask a killer who has escaped detection ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780380794775
ISBN-10: 0380794772
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 480
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4 stars, based on 73 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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reviewed In a Dry Season (Inspector Banks, Bk 10) on + 91 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
An excellent Insp. Banks story; the Inspector has been posted to the outlands for some infraction, there given a nothing case from long ago, but in working the case, a tale unfolds and the story is told in the current day and in WWII. Given the two tales, and a new possible love interest, a facinating story with great detail that you cannot stop reading is presented.
earlsgirl avatar reviewed In a Dry Season (Inspector Banks, Bk 10) on + 188 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I enjoyed this Inspector Banks novel very much. He has to find a killer who murdered a beautiful young woman fifty years ago. Nicely done story with past and present interwoven.
kathyk avatar reviewed In a Dry Season (Inspector Banks, Bk 10) on
Helpful Score: 3
Really good. This was my first Inspector Banks and I was hooked. Loved it!
reviewed In a Dry Season (Inspector Banks, Bk 10) on + 27 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This is top notch. If you like some of the British writers like Val McDermont or Mo Hayder you will enjoy this Inspector Banks book. It is complex and compelling with a multi-layered mystery.
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reviewed In a Dry Season (Inspector Banks, Bk 10) on + 105 more book reviews
A complex mystery that throws together Detective Chief Inspector Banks and Detective Sergeant Annie Cabbot, in a story that brings the wartime years back to life.

A boy, out for fun, accidentally falls through a rotting roof and into the mud, where he finds part of a skeleton. He was playing in an area only recently exposed because of dry weather. The small, abandoned, Yorkshire village had been deliberately flooded years ago.

The skeleton is of a young woman whose disappearance was never reported. She died in the early 1940s. Now, many years later, Banks and Cabbot try to piece together her story.

Fortunately for us, Gloria's story is told bit by bit, sections interwoven with the present-day story of the investigation. The two stories move forward together, making this one very long book (468 pages in this version). But it does not make for tedious reading.

Well-plotted and written and with believable characters. I have not become fond of Banks myself, and am not quite sure why.
eadieburke avatar reviewed In a Dry Season (Inspector Banks, Bk 10) on + 1603 more book reviews
This is probably the best Banks novel that I have read so far. The story line is filled with details from the past and the present that cleverly intertwine into a wonderful investigation. As you read, you are drawn into the story and wonderful characters that hold your interest right down to the last page. The sub-plot of his developing relationship with Sergeant Abbott as well as his disintegrating relationship with his ex-wife is an interesting part of the novel. If you haven't read Robinson, you don't know what you are missing. I'm looking forward to my next Robinson read.
reviewed In a Dry Season (Inspector Banks, Bk 10) on + 27 more book reviews
I am currently reading the book and it is fantastic. I have read most of Peter Robinson's books and they are all entertaining, characters well formed and wonderful this reads. This book is one of his best - dealing with two different periods in history and filled with wonderful details and interesting characters on both sides of the pond. He has become one of my very favorite authors and is right up there with P.D. James, Elizabeth George and yes, even Agatha Christie. This is a fast and sensational read.
jbluehouse avatar reviewed In a Dry Season (Inspector Banks, Bk 10) on + 24 more book reviews
A terrific English crime novel, not really a procedural. It has lingered with me all weekend. Loved it.
reviewed In a Dry Season (Inspector Banks, Bk 10) on + 159 more book reviews
"In a Dry Season" is a brilliant piece of fiction. It's a well-written, taut novel peopled with terrific characters. Robinson interweaves present and past to give readers a picture of life in rural Yorkshire during the way years, as well as a ripping good detective story...a rich, beautiful novel. -- The New Brunswick Reader