Children of the Revolution: An Inspector Banks Novel (Inspector Banks Novels #21) (Paperback)
Multiple award-winning, New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author Peter Robinson returns with Children of the Revolution, a superb tale of mystery and murder that takes acclaimed British Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks back to the early 1970s—a turbulent time of politics, change, and radical student activism.
The body of a disgraced college lecturer is found on an abandoned railway line. In the four years since his dismissal for sexual misconduct, he’d been living like a hermit. So where did he get the 5,000 pounds found in his pocket?
Leading the investigation, Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks begins to suspect that the victim's past may be connected to his death. Forty years ago the dead man attended a university that was a hotbed of militant protest and divisive, bitter politics. And as the seasoned detective well knows, some grudges are never forgotten—or forgiven.
Just as he’s about to break the case open, his superior warns him to back off. Yet Banks isn’t about to stop, even if it means risking his career. He's certain there’s more to the mystery than meets the eye . . . and more skeletons to uncover before the case can finally be closed.
One of the world’s most popular and acclaimed writers, Peter Robinson is the best-selling, award-winning author of the DCI Banks series; he has also written two short-story collections and three stand-alone novels, which combined have sold more than ten million copies around the world. Among his many honors and prizes are the Edgar Award, the CWA (UK) Dagger in the Library Award, and the Swedish Crime Writers’ Academy Martin Beck Award.
“Absorbing...Robinson excels at connecting his detectives’ personal stories to the investigation, endowing familiar characters with fresh nuance and depth. Impeccable pacing fleshes out Miller’s tragic life and unravels the killer’s motive.” — Publishers Weekly on CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION
Praise for Peter Robinson and the Detective Banks series: “Robinson rolls out a police procedural with exquisite precision.” — USA Today
“Ambitious…Robinson shows a keen awareness of the global reach of crime.” — New York Times Book Review
“Superb mystery series...outstanding.” — Wall Street Journal
“Smoothly blends careful police work and astute psychological observations.” — Publishers Weekly
“It’s easy to relate to and root for Banks.” — New York Post
“Haunting stand-alone from Arthus Ellis Award-winner Robinson.” — Publishers Weekly on Before the Poison
“Consistently fun...[A] first-rate procedural and character study..” — Booklist (starred review) on CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION
“[Childred of the Revolution is] well-plotted and satisfying right to the end....Robinson has won many awards for his Detective Banks novels, and with this latest, he demonstrates his mastery of the craft.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION
“Excellent.” — Library Journal on CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION
“Banks is a fully rounded character - smart, dogged and not above defying his superiors. The supporting cast is equally strong, including the wonderfully named Detective Sergeant Winsome Jackman and Lady Veronica Chalmers, an aristocrat whose radical activities during her university years link her to the dead man.” — Seattle Times on CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION
“Meticulously detailed...This is a fine, twisty, surprising tale.” — Providence Journal on CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION
“Robinson again succeeds in creating a satifyingly confounding mystery and increasing the already formidable depth of his superb ensemble cast.” — Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine on CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION