Peter Robinson, geb. 1950, ist ein kanadischer Krimiautor. Er stammt aus England und da spielen auch die meisten seiner Romane, die typisch britische Krimis sind.
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Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks has recently relocated with his family to the Yorkshire Dales from stressful London but soon finds that life in the countryside is not quite as idyllic as he had imagined. Three cases come to the fore: a voyeur is terrorizing the women of Eastvale. Two thugs are breaking into homes, and an old woman is dead, possibly murdered. As the tension mounts, Banks must also deal with his attraction to a young psychologist Jenny Fuller, and when both Jenny and Banks’s wife are drawn deeper into events Banks realizes that his cases are weaving closer and closer together ….
Band 1 der Serie. “Peter Robinson’s first, and extremely well-fashioned, police procedural. An expert plotter with an eye for telling detail, Mr. Robinson can also make acute social observations.” (The New York Times Book Review) (924 Rezensionen / 4,1 Sterne), 321 Seiten noch günstig?
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When two social workers, investigating reports of child abuse, appear at Brenda Scupham’s door, her fear of authority leads her to comply meekly with their requests. Even when they say that they must take her seven-year old daughter Gemma away for tests … It is only when they fail to return Gemma the following day that Brenda realizes something has gone terribly wrong.
Band 6 der Serie. “The characters were real, a good British detective story and not the wise cracking American style that I get bored of very quickly. There are 2 plots running through the book which eventually tie up.” (Leserin) (712 Rezensionen / 4,4 Sterne), 353 Seiten noch günstig?
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After years of Hollywood success composer Chris Lowndes wanted only one thing: to take his beloved wife home to the Yorkshire Dales. But Laura is gone, and Chris is on his own. He welcomes the isolation of Kilnsgate House, and the beauty of the dale. And it doesn’t surprise him that a man died there, sixty years ago. That his wife was convicted of murder. That something is pulling him deeper and deeper into the story of Grace Elizabeth Fox, who was hanged by the neck until she was dead .
Solobuch ausserhalb der Serien. “Wonderful description of places, brilliantly drawn characters and deeply researched historical events play out against the narrator’s journey toward s self-redemption. A gripping and enthralling story for anyone who loves a mystery novel and enjoys truly brilliant writing.” (Leserin) (518 Rezensionen / 4,4 Sterne), 460 Seiten noch günstig?