Innocent Graves Banks at the BarFull review to followIn short this is Banks best outing in the series I have encountered Peter Robinson departs from his usual plot line For in this novel the murder of a sixteen year old irl in a country churchyard leads to the arrest and trial of a small college English teacher The Suspects Abound However The Presence abound However the presence convincing forensic evidence leads to a fascinating trial of the hapless suspect This one is not to be missed Robinson has outdone himself in Innocent Graves Slowly but surely I am working my way through Peter Robinson s excellent DCI Banks novels I still
a long way to Der Zug war pünktlich go though I finish book eight my wife is reading Careless Love which is book 25Innocent Graves opens with aripping first chapter in a fog bound Lost Dog graveyard DCI Banks his usualroup of colleagues investigate a murder but this time Robinson changes the formula he s used for the last seven books A large part of the novel is a courtroom drama although I preferred the investigation side it s One Night with the Rebel Billionaire good to see the story from the viewpoint of the accused for a changeRobinson once again delivers a solid plot in what is becoming one of my favourite series of crime novels Not much to add to other reviews and you can read many summaries Good read There is little that Detective Inspector Alan Banks has not seen in this long running Peter Robinson series but this novel probably includes suspects in what appears to be a serial murder mystery of teen ageirls than any previous entry And probably red herrings to throw the reader off as wellThe first Rebel girl a bright blonde attending a posh exclusiveirl s school is the daughter of a titled wealthy head of a large company Her body is found in a churchyard she uses as a shortcut home at the end of the school day Dead of strangulation the body is left in such a state as to hint at. When last seen alive sixteen year old Deborah Harrison was on her way home from school Her friend Megan thinks she saw the shadowy figure of a man behind Deborah as they waved oodbye on the bridge but the fog was so thick that evening she can’t be sure Not long after Deborah’s body is found in the local cemetery The murder terrorises the wealthy enclave of St Mary’s Eastvale and because Deborah was the daughter of a prominent industrial.
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Peter Robinson ☆ 3 charactersReally had to make myself finish it I should have checked the book description a little closely and maybe some of the reviewers about what this particular book was about because it was about something I really am not comfortable reading about I am not crazy about reading about child abuse in this case the murder of a young 16 year old because of an older uy s obsession with her It s one thing if the author mentions it in passing but it is something else if they o into it in deep detail which Robinson did I m sure other reviewers will "DISAGREE WITH ME ON THIS AND THAT S FINEI " with me on this and that s fineI won t read Robinson for a while because of thisThe other reason I wasn t crazy about this book is i ot crazy about this book is I Flying Lessons Harleuin Next got the end of the book and there was no closure to several threads in the story Robinson didn t explain how the man who murder originalirl did the job nor how he murdered the second From Waif to His Wife girl He didn t explain how the evidence from the man who was originally blamed for the crimes ended up being at the crime scenes There were so many uestions left at the end it was very unsatisfactory Deborah Harrison a 16 year old schoolirl is found strangled in the St Mary s raveyard on a very foggy evening after a meeting of the school s chess club Due to physical evidence of the irl s hair and blood found on his anorak Owen Pierce is arrested and we hear his thoughts during the trial When he is found not uilty Owen returns to Eastvale but finds his house This Banks novel went down a different path Robinson focused much of the story on a perhaps innocent man s journey through trial and ultimate non conviction While somewhat diverting I much prefer when the focus remains on the main characters I have come to know so well are the main POV Intriguing storyline as ever And the unsettling computer diary from the murderer is what bumps it up from three to four stars for Ing a refugee worker who lies about his whereabouts at the time of the murder; his straying wife; a schoolteacher with a dark secret; the accused’s vindictive ex irlfriend; a teenage thug who has threatened Deborah and her family with violence And then there are Deborah’s own family secrets With each new piece of information a different pattern is formed until Banks is forced to incur the wrath of Jimmy Riddle if he hopes to solve the cas. ,
A sexual homicide Later a second teenager is found in a similar state A Suspect Is Arrested suspect is arrested brought to trial only to be found not uilty by the jury Banks and his team have "Their Work Cut Out For Them After " work cut out for them after was initially thought to be an easy solve And it is not for the lack of additional suspects a specialty of the authorThe plot unfolds bit by bit as Banks moves forward to the ultimate conclusion The courtroom segment somewhat unusual for its day to day detail demonstrates a degree of legal expertise previously not shown in the series The portrayal of the attorneys examinations and cross examinations are particularly well done Recommended I won t comment on the story line plenty of people already have All I will say is as time oes by my estimation of Peter Robinson rises Inspector Banks is a little weary been through a lot he s a little cynical yet at the same time sympathetic and compassionate not unlike a lot of other fictional Detective s But his character doesn t feel tired or old He feels comfortable like a well worn leather chair with a side table an old lamp and and a well worn book by a familiar author you want to rediscover once again I always feel that I can count on Robinson s Inspector Banks series as a second currently reading book and this one did not disappoint Although it is probably not one of the best in the long running series it still hold the attention with a clever story and Cross Dressing good character develo Likeoing home to an old friend Instalment 8 is as ood as the previous DCI Banks crime novels This one is slightly different with much of the case centred around the actual court case of the accused As per #Usual Excellent Procedural Information #excellent procedural information written and deeply engaging Looking forward to the return of Banks s family featuring in the next one I usually like Robinson s books but this one Ist high flying new Chief Constable Jeremiah “Jimmy” Riddle puts pressure on Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and his team to catch the killer without delay And soon partly thanks to the work of new boy Detective Inspector Barry Stott it looks as if they have doneBut Banks is not convinced While the community breathes a collective sigh of relief and turns into a lynch mob Banks examines the loose ends a vicar accused of sexually harass.