Cold Is the Grave

Cold Is the Grave

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Penguin Putnam
Late one night, Chief Inspector Alan Banks is summoned to the home of Chief Constable Riddle. Riddle’s sixteen-year-old daughter, Emily, has run away, and for once the chief constable is asking Banks to employ his unorthodox methods to find her. Banks tracks her down in London but discovers that she doesn’t want to be found. She is living with gangster Barry Clough and insists that she is happy in her new life. Later, when she shows up at Banks’s hotel asking for help, he is drawn deeper and deeper into the young girl’s life. Banks finds himself caught in a complex web of drugs and murder, police and politics, and fathers and daughters.

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Late one night, Chief Inspector Alan Banks is summoned to the home of Chief Constable Riddle. Riddle’s sixteen-year-old daughter, Emily, has run away, and for once the chief constable is asking Banks to employ his unorthodox methods to find her. Banks tracks her down in London but discovers that she doesn’t want to be found. She is living with gangster Barry Clough and insists that she is happy in her new life. Later, when she shows up at Banks’s hotel asking for help, he is drawn deeper and deeper into the young girl’s life. Banks finds himself caught in a complex web of drugs and murder, police and politics, and fathers and daughters.

Publisher: New York :, William Morrow,, 2000
ISBN: 9780143173199
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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dylon1
Mar 16, 2017

Another great story by Peter Robinson. Note book is dated 2016 but this book was actually published in 2000. HMc

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gloryb
Mar 01, 2017

Good plotting, good characters, good writing, surprising developments, and unexpected conclusion. I tended to skim over the pages or paragraphs where Robinson fills in time by giving background information on his detectives, providing reminiscent comments by his detectives triggered by something a character said, and Banks commiserating with the circumstances of a character. I thought his constant repetition of the facts collected by the police that noticeably occur 3/4 quarters way through the book were annoying - fillers? biding his time to end the story? a need to remind himself of the facts so far? wondering how to fit the facts together to point to a killer? The story seems to have two lines of inquiry but Robinson threads these two together so that they become one.

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bshokal
Oct 06, 2010

Once again a great book. This author writes well and as usual the story captures you quickly and holds you to the end.

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