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Froid comme la tombe (original 2000; edition 2004)

by Peter Robinson

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Title:Froid comme la tombe
Authors:Peter Robinson
Info:Le Livre de Poche (2004), Poche, 568 pages
Collections:Fiction, Your library, To read, Favorites
Rating:****
Tags:ebook, suspense, policier, série Alan Banks

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Cold is the Grave by Peter Robinson (2000)

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4.5 stars. More of an in-depth read than his previous books in the series. ( )
  Andrew-theQM | Jun 20, 2016 |
As "Cold Is the Grave" opens, Detective Inspector Alan Banks is surprised at a request of Chief Constable Jimmy Riddle: the Chief, who has never hidden his thorough dislike of Banks, asks him to go to London to find out what his 16-year-old daughter, Emily, is up to and, if possible, to bring her home. The task is quite easily accomplished, although the unsavory characters Emily has encountered leaves Banks with a bad taste. Still, he moves on to other cases - an execution-style murder of a small-time crook, for starters - until he is drawn back into Emily’s - and Riddle’s - orbit in a most tragic way…."Cold Is the Grave" is the 11th Inspector Banks novel, and as ever Peter Robinson does an excellent job of fleshing out his characters and getting under their skin. A lot of the forward momentum of this entry relies on a series of misunderstandings between Banks and his detective sergeant (and former lover) Annie, but fortunately those communication misfires don’t last for too long and their relationship is allowed to continue to grow in a slow but believable way. By this point in the series, I think the reader needs to have read at least some of the earlier books, but as they’re a lot of fun to read, I don’t think that’s too much of a barrier to anyone; recommended! ( )
  thefirstalicat | Jun 6, 2016 |
When Inspector Banks' boss asks for Banks to locate his runaway daughter, the girl's story ends up tying into a very sinister series of events, ending ultimately in murder. This is another good installment in a very solid series. This one had a reasonably complex storyline and, although I figured out the culprit a little early, the motivation was only revealed at the end. I especially like how Banks' personal life continues to be developed as the series goes by, and in a very believable way, which is highly satisfying. The new audiobook reader (whom I detested in the previous book) did a little bit better job in this one - perhaps someone told him that Banks is not from Yorkshire; I'm very happy he toned down the dialect in this installment. ( )
  -Eva- | Jan 30, 2016 |
Another great Inspector Banks mystery. ( )
  jerry-book | Jan 26, 2016 |
The story kept me interested from the beginning to the end. Annie Cabbot from the last novel re-enters Inspector Banks life which makes for some interesting situations. A must read for any fan of Inspector Banks. Or for that matter anyone who enjoys a good and solid English police investigation. Looking forward to the next installment in the series. ( )
  EadieB | Jan 19, 2016 |
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The wind it doth blow hard
And the cold rain down doth rain
And cold, cold is the grave
Wherein my love is lain
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For Sheila
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De wind waait hard
De kille regen valt gestaag
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The nude photo of a teenage runaway shows up on a pornographic website, and the girl's father turns to Detective Chief Inspector Alan banks for help. But these are typical circumstances, for the runaway is the daughter of a man who's determined to destroy the dedicated Yorkshire policeman's career and good name. Still it is a case that strikes painfully home, one that Banks—a father himself—dares not ignore as he follows it's squalid trail into teeming London, and into a world of drugs, sex, and crime. But murder follows soon after—gruesome ,sensational, and, more than once—pulling Banks in a direction that he dearly does not wish to go: into the past and private world of his most powerful enemy, Chief Constable Jimmy Riddle.

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Maverick police inspector Alan Banks finds himself drawn into London's underworld when he aids his archrival Chief Constable Riddle, after the chief's missing daughter turns up on a pornographic website.

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