Piece of My Heart (Inspector Banks, Bk 16)
Piece of My Heart - Inspector Banks, Bk 16 Author:Peter Robinson 1969 . . . In an era of free love and rebellion, a dead body is discovered among the detritus of a recently concluded rock festival -- a beautiful young woman stabbed so savagely through the chest that a piece of her heart was sliced off. — Now . . . A freelance journalist, a stranger to the region, is savagely bludgeoned to death in a shocking a... more »ct of violence with no apparent motive.
Two murders separated by four decades are investigated by two very different but equally haunted investigators -- one, a casualty of war unable to come to terms with a confusing new world; the other, a rogue policeman harboring ghosts of his own. But the truth behind a grisly present-day slaying may somehow be hidden in the amplified, drug-induced fog of a notorious past, propelling Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks into the darkest shadows of the peace, love, and rock 'n' roll generation.« less
Peter Robinson writes intense, can't-put-em-down mystery novels of the Brit Grit variety. This one is a fascinating interweaving of a murder in 1969 and one 35 years later--the common element between the two is a 60s pop group called The Mad Hatters. I loved it even though I usually go for somewhat lighter fare.