Strange Affair (Inspector Banks Novels #15) (Paperback)

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Chief Inspector Alan Banks faces his most personal case from New York Times bestselling author Peter Robinson.

A bullet to the brain abruptly halted a terrified young woman's desperate flight. In her pocket is the name of a policeman whose own life was brutally invaded, mercilessly shaken, and very nearly erased—a policeman who has since gone missing.

The dead woman in the car had been running from something—but she didn't run far or fast enough. Detective Inspector Annie Cabbot would like to question the man the victim was apparently racing to meet: Annie's superior—and former lover—Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks. But Banks has vanished into the anonymous chaos of the city, drawn into a mad whirl of greed, inhumanity, and death, by a frantic phone call from the brother he no longer knows. Banks is unaware that the threads connecting a sinister kidnapping with a savage slaying are as thick as rope . . . and long enough for a haunted and broken rogue cop to hang himself.

One of his most, clever, twisting thrillers, Strange Affair attests once again why readers love and can’t get enough of Peter Robinson’s novels of suspense.



Praise For…

“First-rate … an addictive crime series … bet you can’t read just one.”

“Smart and shapely ... immaculately constructed.”

“A damn fine crime a master class in crime fiction.”

“If you haven’t read Robinson .... what on Earth is stopping you? .... A clever and entertaining thriller.”

“Fascinating....Robinson, with his usual deft touch and unblinking eye, brings the story to an unexpectedly gut-wrenching conclusion.”

“A fast-moving story [with] some knockout scenery and an assemblage of delicately drawn characters.”

“Flawless plotting and superbly drawn characters….[Robinson] is a master craftsman.”

“Robinson shows he’s a master ... mixes a gritty plot with intense character studies....Consistently compelling.”


“The best Banks book in years.”

“Superlative...Deeply absorbing...Gripping.”

“Robinson has won just about every mystery award there is….His latest shows why.”

“An engaging pleasure . . . like red wine, [Banks] gets better and more interesting with age.”

“Robinson is on a winning streak.”

“Deeply nuanced works of art.”

“The Alan Banks mystery-suspense novels are, simply put, the best series now on the market.”

“Stunningly complex and intricately plotted....Peter Robinson fools and entertains me with every twist.”

“Complex and intelligent.”

“Exquisitely complex and atmospheric.”

“Taut, carefully thought out…with plots that are refreshingly cliché-free.”

“Cunning…authentic and atmospheric.”

“Different and intriguing.”

Peter Robinson is: “A gifted creator of fully fleshed and vividly present characters.”

“A happy discovery.”

“A skillful writer…”

“Absorbing…Robinson continues to stretch the boundaries of the standard procedural.”

“Robinson actually seems to grow in front of our eyes, delivering books of greater complexity each time.”


“The equal of legends in the genre such as P.D. James and Ruth Rendell.”

“Psychologically acute fiction.”
Product Details
ISBN: 9780060544348
ISBN-10: 0060544341
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: May 30th, 2006
Pages: 416
Language: English
Series: Inspector Banks Novels