I won't bore you with my bad writing, or reviewing. I will say that when I finally found Peter Robinson (a tip from a amazon chat room. I do not chat, I read). I wanted all he had written. I have tried to read in chronological order. I have read about seven books, and have not been dissapointed. I do not read two of the same authors in a row. It gives you something to look forward to. I read three to four books a week.
A great page turner. This book is hard to put down once you have started reading it.
"Robinson is incapable a writing a dull sentence." People
The night fire of 2 barges seems at first accidental but it is soon discovered they were arson and murder. This mystery is very intriguing and you will not be able to tell who did it! A good reading book set in England.
A pyromaniac? It looks like it, but Alan Banks is not sure. The shocking secrets uncovered in the ashes of two moored barges being used by homes for three people very nearly lead Banks to his death.
This review refers to the audio version.
#14 Chief Inspector Alan Banks series set in Yorkshire. Two derelict boats on the canal burn, with two dead--one body on each boat. It's determined that accelerant was used and thus it becomes a murder AND arson investigation. Both boats were occupied by essentially squatters--one, a down-on-his-luck artist and the other a young drug user and her boyfriend, who was away from the boat that evening. Suspects are many in the early days as Banks and his team, including DI Annie Cabbot, sift through the myriad of evidence, interview principals and the like. When another suspicious fire in an abandoned caravan kills another man--someone the artist on the boat knew--they begin to suspect a serial arsonist/murderer.
Personally, I thought the bad guy was very obvious, although Robinson does throw out plenty of appealing red herrings. But even so, this was one of the best of this series in my opinion, and I enjoyed the story, the history, and the whole package very much. Skillfully read as usual by Ron Keith. Looking forward to the next and hoping my library has it available in one audio format or another!
Inspector Alan Banks has his work before him - a series of deadly fires, a variety of suspects and some interesting personal challenges as well. Tight plotting, excellect writing.
Much too long, could've been cut down by 75 pages to make each page much more interesting, this way it is long and draggy and very very slow, couldn't get into these characters much.
What more can be said than this is another riveting novel by Robinson. Few can do it as well as he can. This one features Banks and Cabot diving into the world of art forgery when a suspected forger is killed by arson. I highly recommend this novel.
Absolutely great! Page turner. Was up to 1am finishing it.