A Dedicated Man

A Dedicated Man

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"If you haven't encountered Chief Inspector Alan Banks before, prepare for a crash course in taut, clean writing and subtle psychology. And watch for those twists--they'll get you every time." Ian Rankin


Harry Steadman, a well-respected historian, is brutally murdered, his body half-buried in a farmer's field in the peaceful Yorkshire dales. Who would want to kill the kindly, dedicated scholar? Was it Penny Cartwright, a beautiful folk singer with a mysterious past? Harry's editor? The shady land developer? And is it possible that young Sally Lumb, locked in her lover's arms on the night of the murder, could unknowingly hold the key to the case? Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks investigates his second case in Yorkshire and unearths disturbing secrets behind the idyllic façade of this remote community.
Publisher: [Toronto, Ontario] : McClelland & Stewart, 2016, c1988.
Edition: McClelland and Stewart paperback edition
ISBN: 9780771073243
Branch Call Number: FIC Robin
Characteristics: 225 pages : map ; 21 cm.

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tomato Feb 03, 2018

Peter Robinson is top-notch, and this book doesn't disappoint.


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Well developed plot and some very surprising turns. I am not sure that author was fair in his clues about who the murder was, but it was still a great read.

tomato Feb 03, 2018

Peter Robinson is top-notch, and this book doesn't disappoint.

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srkmeyer
Oct 13, 2017

just relax & have a go at it with a cup of tea, guv'ner.

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Dreamstime
Jan 18, 2015

If you like your detective mysteries with a generous helping of spice, you might look elsewhere. However, if you like who-done-it plots with a lacework of many characters, you might like A Dedicated Man. A little too bland for my taste (and perhaps too complicated for my short-burst reading style).

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