Innocent Graves: An Inspector Banks Novel (Inspector Banks Novels #8) (Paperback)
In New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author Peter Robinson’s brilliant thriller, Inspector Banks must solve the grisly murder of a beautiful teenage girl from a privileged family while uncovering the sordid lies that surround a village determined to keep its secrets hidden.
A body is discovered in a graveyard—above ground. It is the sort of horrific crime Chief Inspector Alan Banks fled the city to escape. But the murder of a bright teenager from a wealthy, respected family is not the end of the nightmare. Lies, dark secrets, and sinister clues swirl around this killing like leaves in an autumn wind, leading to a shattering travesty of justice that will divide a suspicious community. Yet Banks must remain vigilant in his hunt—because when the devil is left free to pursue his terrible calling, more blood will surely flow.
Electrifying and utterly addictive, Innocent Graves is one of Peter Robinson’s most chilling tales of suspense.
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.
The novels of Peter Robinson are: “chilling, evocative, deeply nuanced works of art.” — Dennis LeHane
“Stunningly complex and intricately plotted....Peter Robinson fools and entertains me with every twist.” — Nevada Barr
“Complex and intelligent.” — London Sunday Times
“Exquisitely complex and atmospheric.” — Los Angeles Times Book Review
“Taut, carefully thought out…with plots that are refreshingly cliché-free.” — Time Out London
“Cunning…authentic and atmospheric.” — Independent
“Different and intriguing.” — Sunday Telegraph
Peter Robinson is: “a gifted creator of fully fleshed and vividly present characters.” — Boston Globe
“a skillful writer…” — Houston Chronicle
“absorbing…Robinson continues to stretch the boundaries of the standard procedural.” — Orlando Sentinel
“Splendid.” — San Diego Union-Tribune
“The equal of legends in the genre such as P.D. James and Ruth Rendell.” — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“[A] painful but enlightening journey into the past.” — New York Times Book Review
“This one is entertaining and sophisticated, crime writing of a high order.” — Washington Post
“Suspenseful and engrossing.” — Orlando Sentinel
“So readable…” — Seattle Times