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by Peter Robinson

Free eBook Friend of the Devil download ISBN: 1444761099
Author: Peter Robinson
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd (April 3, 2008)
Pages: 528
Category: Unexplained Phenomenons
Subcategory: Mystery
Size MP3: 1448 mb
Size FLAC: 1717 mb
Rating: 4.7
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Peter Robinson Friend of the Devil To Dominick Abel, my agent, with thanks 1 She might have been staring out to sea, at the blurred line where the gray water meets the gray sky. The same salt wind that rushed the waves to shore lifted a lock of her dry hair and let it fall against her cheek. But she felt nothing; she just sat there, her expressionless face pale and puffy, clouded black eyes wide open. Читать онлайн Friend of the Devil. To Dominick Abel, my agent, with thanks. 1. She might have been staring out to sea, at the blurred line where the gray water meets the gray sky.

Friend of the Devil ( Inspector Banks - 17 ) Peter Robinson F R I E N D OF THE D E V I L Peter Robinson To Dominick Abel, my agent, with thanks Contents 1 SH. Other Books by Peter Robinson. She might have been staring out to sea, at the.

This book, Friend of the Devil, is number 17 in the series. Robinson is a good writer and capable of very fine work. DI Annie Cabbot has been loaned out to neighboring police force but she is in touch with Eastvale Police as the two investigations appear to relate to one another.

Friend of the Devil is a chilling, brilliant, and utterly mesmerizing novel of suspense. One of the world’s most popular and acclaimed writers, Peter Robinson is the bestselling, award-winning author of the Inspector Banks series; he has also written two short-story collections and three standalone 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 Sweden’s Martin Beck Award.

look, I’m sorry, but I didn’t have a very good opinion of the police back then. The last thing Kirsten needed was any hassle from them. She’d suffered enough.

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Friend of the Devil is the 17th novel by Canadian detective fiction writer Peter Robinson in the Inspector Banks series of novels. It was first published in 2007. When Karen Drew is found sitting in her wheelchair staring out to sea with her throat cut one chilly morning, DI Annie Cabbot, on loan to Eastern Area, gets lumbered with the case.

Peter Robinson was born in Britain on March 17, 1950 in Armley, Leeds. Like many great British authors before him, robinson attended the prestigious University of Leeds. Here he received his bachelors of art in English Literature. After college, he emigrated to Canada in 1974, where he attended the prestigious University of Windsor.

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Rias
Once again we have two separate murder investigations going on here. In my opinion, his writing gets better with each book. So far there are currently 23 DCI Banks books out and I’m on a mission to catch up with the series. Then I can eagerly await publication of the newest book in the future.

This book, Friend of the Devil, is number 17 in the series.

DI Annie Cabbot has been loaned out to neighboring police force but she is in touch with Eastvale Police as the two investigations appear to relate to one another.

Alan Banks is paired with obnoxious DS Kevin Templeton and one of my new favorite characters, Winsome Jackman. Winsome is a 6 foot black female detective hailing from Jamaica. You can imagine the stir she causes in the quiet Yorkshire dales since they’ve never had any ethnicity in the police force before.

In Banks’ investigation we have a collage-aged drunken female who was found raped and murdered in The Maze. There are many suspects but the murderer wasn’t who I thought it would be. Great job of keeping that a mystery up until the end. I wish he had written about the murdered girl’s family again though, see them have closure.

Detective Inspector Annie Cabbot’s investigation involves a wheel-chair bound woman who had her throat slit. Why would anyone want to harm a paraplegic? That is revealed, as well as a blast-from-the-past from a previous book, when they discover the murderer in this case.

At the 60% mark there was a huge twist and surprise! As always what I love about Alan Banks is the dedication to the job as well as his personal life interests of literature, music and food. Reading some reviews there are folks who only want the murder investigation and have zero interest in the personal life and loves of our detectives. I like the balance of knowing who these people are when they aren’t working. It makes them more rounded characters for me.

There was quite a bit of food mentioned in this book as many discussions take place in a pub. At one point Banks meet someone in a wine bar and enjoyed a good wine and baked brie with toasted baguette. Yorkshire puddings, sausages, vegetarian meals, Black Sheep ales and more.
Freighton
Robinson is a good writer and capable of very fine work. I'm a bit hooked, having just read several Inspector Banks books in a row. Friend of the Devil is a relatively important book in the series... In it, Banks has split with Annie Cabot and had dinner a couple of times with Sophia, who, though she doesn't figure too prominently here, looks to be a new love interest for him. I ultimately enjoyed this book a lot and found the ending to be really powerful. Can't go into too much detail regarding the plot, but there were some very interesting characters throughout. Good suspense. Interesting plotline(s). So why not four stars? One problem..... Too many characters! Maybe it's just me, but I got the feeling that the author was intent on trying to have the reader mirror the investigating police officers' experience... Ie, there are too many suspects and most of them are red herrings. So the investigation is long, detailed and painstaking. It takes forever to eliminate the false suspects and the book bogs down in the process. I cared about the characters and story enough to hang in there til the end, but the sheer number of potential murderers made me wish for a directory of characters that functioned. The Kindle character guide did not work for this book, for whatever reason and I had to keep referring back to earlier sections of the book to remember who was who.... you get the picture. Were all these characters necessary to facilitate the plot? Hard to say. So, a strong book, with a high suspense quotient but lacking the flow of some of his other work.
Qusicam
The characters are strident and the plots move along right smartly, weaving toward and away from each other in creating a question of intersection. However, I’m a bit weary of crimes that are rooted in something that occurred decades ago. I’m tired of endings where the unarmed cop unwittingly confronts a suspect in the end, only to find that the perp is guilty and armed. And, I definitely have had enough of the author withholding the key facts that point the way, only to vomit them up at the conclusion. It’s a good story, sullied with hackneyed devices.