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Dry Bones that Dream (1995)

by Peter Robinson

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Another great detective story in a wonderful setting, with lots of characters, a rather convoluted mystery that appears to be very straight forward but which leaves the reader hanging until the very end. In fact, the ending left me hanging too much,hence the 1/2 star instead of 4 full ones. ( )
  tututhefirst | Feb 7, 2017 |
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There's more than blood and bone beneath the skin ...

The victim, a nondescript "numbers cruncher," died horribly just yards away from his terrified wife and daughter, murdered by men who clearly enjoyed their work. The crime scene is one that could chill the blood of even the most seasoned police officer. But the strange revelations about an ordinary accountant's extraordinary secret life are what truly set Chief Inspector Alan Banks off -- as lies breed further deceptions and blood begets blood, unleashing a policeman's dark passions ... and a violent rage that, when freed, might be impossible to control.

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This was another great read from Peter Robinson. I think this series just gets better and better. This one had a very unique surprise ending and held my interest from start to finish. I'm looking forward to reading the next book very soon. ( )
  EadieB | Jun 1, 2016 |
Book Description There's more than blood and bone beneath the skin ...


The victim, a nondescript numbers cruncher," died horriblyjust yards away from his terrified wife and daughter, murdered by men who clearly enjoyed their work. The crime scene is one that could chill the blood of even the most seasoned police officer. But the strange revelations about an ordinary accountant's extraordinary secret life are what truly set Chief Inspector Alan Banks off -- as lies breed further deceptions and blood begets blood, unleashing a policeman's dark passions ... and a violent rage that, when freed, might be impossible to control.


My Review This was another great read from Peter Robinson. I think this series just gets better and better. This one had a very unique surprise ending and held my interest from start to finish. I'm looking forward to reading the next book very soon." ( )
  EadieB | Jun 1, 2016 |
A mild-mannered accountant is brutally executed as Peter Robinson’s "Final Account" begins, and Detective Inspector Alan Banks is at a loss to understand why someone felt he deserved such a gruesome death. Before too long, though, he finds that there is much more to the man than meets the eye, and following the clues leads him far afield from Yorkshire, ultimately stretching to the Caribbean and Southern Europe too…. I only just finished the previous novel in the Alan Banks series a few days prior to starting this one, but I’m enjoying them so much, and there are so many titles to catch up with, that it doesn’t feel like I’m “binge-reading” at all. Inspector Banks is as complex a character as one could want, and this novel emphasizes his love of classical music in a way that both adds more dimension to his character and some important plot points as well - though now I feel that my classical music education is sorely lacking, particularly in terms of the more modern composers referenced in this story. So, a mystery to solve, and some music to find too, what more could one want? Recommended! ( )
  thefirstalicat | Mar 20, 2016 |
Mostly obtained from friends and charity shops, so not read in strict order, and interesting to come across an earlier Banks still just about married.

An accountant, is brutally assassinated in his own garage, and Banks investigates, uncovering love affairs and money laundering en-route.

A complex story with well-drawn characters, and I look forward to reading more in the series. ( )
  LARA335 | Feb 5, 2016 |
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Dry bones that dream are bitter.
They dream and darken our sun.

W. B. Yeats
The Dreaming of the Bones
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For Sheila
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The uniformed constable lifted the tape and waved Detective Chief Inspector Banks through the gate at two forty-seven in the morning.
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There's more than blood and bone beneath the skin ...

The victim, a nondescript "numbers cruncher," died horribly just yards away from his terrified wife and daughter, murdered by men who clearly enjoyed their work. The crime scene is one that could chill the blood of even the most seasoned police officer. But the strange revelations about an ordinary accountant's extraordinary secret life are what truly set Chief Inspector Alan Banks off -- as lies breed further deceptions and blood begets blood, unleashing a policeman's dark passions ... and a violent rage that, when freed, might be impossible to control.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:25:28 -0400)

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In Britain, Inspector Banks investigates the death of an accountant executed in a barn on his farm while his wife and daughter were tied in the house. An examination of the victim's books indicates he was laundering money for a foreign dictator.

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