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Bad Boy: An Inspector Banks Novel

4 Ratings: 3.8
A book by Peter Robinson

Starred Review. Robinson tries something different in his excellent 19th novel to feature Det. Chief Insp. Alan Banks (after All the Colors of Darkness) by keeping the Yorkshire policeman offstage for the first half of the book. Banks's daughter, … see full wiki

Author: Peter Robinson
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: William Morrow
4 reviews about Bad Boy: An Inspector Banks Novel
review by . September 09, 2010
This is Peter Robinson's nineteenth crime novel and his twentieth book. Most feature Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks, of the Eastvale police department. The Inspector Banks novels are all satisfying and the best of them are quite good. Bad Boy is one of the quite good ones.    It starts with Banks away from work. A woman comes to the police station to ask his help in recovering a loaded pistol from her daughter's room. In Banks's absence, former lover and still colleague …
review by . September 09, 2010
Beautiful Evil
The Inspector Banks novels have been growing darker of late, and, number 20, Bad Boy, continues the trend in spades. Jaff McCready is one of those handsome charmers who has never developed a conscience, and when Banks’ 20-something daughter falls for him, she fails to recognize the warning signs. Banks himself is on holiday in California, where he has been doing some much needed soul searching while enjoying the spectacular scenery. He returns to England only to find that his partner and …
review by . October 03, 2010
(Disclaimer: A free copy of this book was received from Amazon Vine in exchange for an honest review.)    Bad Boy by Peter Robinson is a strong addition to his Alan Banks series. A former neighbor shows up at Banks's office to tell him that her daughter has come home for a visit and has brought a gun. As Banks is on vacation in America, Annie Cabot and Detective Superintendent Catherine Gervaise meet with the woman, and all hell breaks loose. Gervaise and Cabot follow procedure …
review by . July 21, 2010
At least not if the puppy's going to wake you up at 6:00 am. I was flying through it till 2:30.    For me, Bad Boy was a page turner. Been a few years since I've read other Peter Robinson books, so it was good to see this one in the Vine queue.    The book is way better than its brief description. I can see why some of his fans don't like this one as much as some of the others, and I agree, it's not one too start with--way too many references to previous stories …
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