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 »for half a century. Because the dark secret of Hobb's End continue to haunt the dedicated policeman even though the town that bred then has died -- and long after its former residents have been scattered to far places... or themselves to the grave.
From an acknowledged master writing at the peak of his storytelling powers comes a powerful, insightful, evocative, and searingly suspenseful novel of past crimes and present evil.« less
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.
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.
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.