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Banks, Alan (Fictitious character)

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Works: 94 works in 919 publications in 9 languages and 48,420 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Short stories  Detective and mystery stories, English  Suspense fiction 
Classifications: PR6068.O1964, 823.914
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Publications about Alan (Fictitious character) Banks
Most widely held works about Alan (Fictitious character) Banks
    Friend of the devil by Peter Robinson( Book )
    29 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,502 libraries worldwide
    Chief Inspector Alan Banks and Detective Inspector Annie Cabbot must work together to solve two chilling crimes. On loan to a sister precinct, Cabbot draws the first case. Karen Drew seems to have lived a quiet and nearly invisible life for the past seven years. Try as she might, Annie turns up nothing in the woman's past that might have prompted someone to wheel her out to the sea and to her death. Meanwhile, in the Hayley Daniels murder, Banks has suspects galore. Then a breakthrough spins Annie's case in a shocking and surprising new direction, straight toward Banks
    Strange affair by Peter Robinson( Book )
    26 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 2,376 libraries worldwide
    Two executions send Inspector Banks reeling. One victim is a stranger: a young woman shot in her car. In her pocket is a slip of paper with Banks' name scrawled on it. The other victim is his brother Roy, a London entrepreneur. Staying in Roy's posh apartment during the investigation, Banks realizes Roy was always mysterious. But now he is about the discover the trith about his brother--and the grisly secret that connects the two deaths
    Playing with fire by Peter Robinson( Book )
    39 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,111 libraries worldwide
    "In the black of night, a raging fire consumes two barges moored side by side in an English canal. After a body is found on each boat, Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks realizes that this is no accidental fire, but a malicious case of arson. Evidence at the site indicates that the intended victim was an eccentric local artist who is wallowing in jail. Two days later, when another fire claims a third life, Banks and fellow detective Annie Cabbot dig deep into the pasts of the victims, and are quickly led into a sinister world of art forgery and scam artists"--P. [4] of cover
    Bad boy by Peter Robinson( Book )
    23 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 2,077 libraries worldwide
    Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks must face his most challenging and personal case yet. A distraught woman arrives at the Eastvale police station desperate to speak to Banks. Since he's away on holiday, his partner, Annie Cabbot, steps in. The woman tells Annie that she's found a loaded gun hidden in the bedroom of her daughter, Erin--a punishable offense under English law. When an armed response team breaks into the house to retrieve the weapon, the seemingly straightforward procedure quickly spirals out of control. But trouble is only beginning, for it turns out that Erin's best friend and roommate is none other than Tracy Banks, the DCI's daughter, who was last seen racing off to warn the owner of the gun, a very bad boy indeed. Now, Annie and Banks--a bit of a bad boy himself--must risk everything to outsmart a smooth and devious psychopath.--From publisher description
    Cold is the grave by Peter Robinson( Book )
    25 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Vietnamese and held by 1,802 libraries worldwide
    First Chief Constable Jeremiah "Jimmy" Riddle has to put aside his animosities in order to ask Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks for help when nude pictures of Riddle's runaway teenage daughter show up on a pornographic website. Then once the daughter is safely home again, a murder investigation leads Banks back to the private life of the Riddles
    Watching the dark by Peter Robinson( Book )
    17 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,769 libraries worldwide
    When Detective Inspector Bill Reid is found murdered, Chief Inspector Alan Banks, suspecting police corruption, handles the investigation with the utmost discretion until he discovers that Reid's murder is linked to the disappearance of a young English girl six years earlier
    Aftermath by Peter Robinson( Book )
    29 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,740 libraries worldwide
    Acting Detective Superintendent Alan Banks is presented with what seems to be an open-and-shut case when the police surprise Terence Payne in his torture chamber of a basement. Banks, however, is troubled by some unanswered questions
    Close to home by Peter Robinson( Book )
    11 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,677 libraries worldwide
    Unable to forgive himself for his possible role in the disappearance of a childhood friend, Detective Inspector Alan Banks finds himself confronting the unsolved case thirty-five years later when his friend's body is discovered
    All the colors of darkness by Peter Robinson( Book )
    14 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Russian and held by 1,675 libraries worldwide
    When the body of a man is discovered hanging from a tree in the woods near Eastvale, all signs point to suicide, initially. The man is identified as the set and costume designer for the local amateur theater, and when the body of his older and wealthier lover is discovered bludgeoned in his own home, things take a turn for the worst
    Children of the revolution : an Inspector Banks novel by Peter Robinson( Book )
    15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,646 libraries worldwide
    A disgraced college lecturer is found murdered with ?5,000 in his pocket on a disused railway line near his home. Since being dismissed from his job for sexual misconduct four years previously, he has been living a poverty-stricken and hermit-like existence in this isolated spot. There are many suspects, mostly at the college where he used to teach, but Banks, much to the chagrin of Detective Chief Superintendent Gervaise, soon becomes fixated on Lady Veronica Chalmers, who appears to have links with the victim going back to the early '70s at the University of Essex, then a hotbed of political activism. When Banks suspects that Lady Chalmers is not telling him the whole truth and pushes his inquiries a bit too far, he is brought on the carpet and warned to lay off. He must continue to conduct his investigation surreptitiously, under the radar, with the help of new DC Geraldine Masterson, while DI Annie Cabbot and DS Winsome Jackman continue to rattle skeletons at Eastvale College. When the breakthroughs come, they are not the ones that Banks and his team expected, and everything turns in a different direction, and moves into higher gear
    In a dry season by Peter Robinson( Book )
    21 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 1,610 libraries worldwide
    In Yorkshire, a dried water reservoir yields the skeleton of a woman who has been dead for fifty years. Inspector Banks learns the victim was a flirtatious World War II farm girl. The area was full of Yanks and her husband was at the front
    The hanging valley : an Inspector Banks mystery by Peter Robinson( Book )
    30 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 1,491 libraries worldwide
    When a faceless corpse is found near the English village of Swainshead, Inspector Alan Banks finds several suspects in the village
    Wednesday's child : an Inspector Banks mystery by Peter Robinson( Book )
    29 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,440 libraries worldwide
    Inspector Alan Banks probes the abduction of a seven-year-old girl, taken from her single-parent mother by a couple masquerading as social workers. By the author of The Hanging Valley
    A dedicated man : an Inspector Banks mystery by Peter Robinson( Book )
    26 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,385 libraries worldwide
    Inspector Alan Banks attempts to solve the murder of Harry Steadman in the peaceful village of Gratly
    Innocent graves : an Inspector Banks mystery by Peter Robinson( Book )
    23 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,354 libraries worldwide
    In England, a schoolgirl is strangled on church grounds and suspicion falls on the vicar, already involved in a sex scandal. But Inspector Banks thinks that a little too obvious and his probe leads him to a schoolteacher. By the author of Final Account
    Past reason hated : an Inspector Banks mystery by Peter Robinson( Book )
    21 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,270 libraries worldwide
    Banks and Detective Constable Susan Gay, on her first homicide case, investigate the murder of a young woman three days before Christmas
    A necessary end : an Inspector Banks mystery by Peter Robinson( Book )
    25 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 1,241 libraries worldwide
    A policeman is murdered--stabbed during a nuclear protest march in the rain-drenched streets of Eastvale in northern England. Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks works to solve the case and to save his own job endangered when a former colleague from London comes north to direct the inquiries for supposedly political reasons
    Gallows view : an Inspector Banks mystery by Peter Robinson( Book )
    22 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 1,156 libraries worldwide
    Chief Inspector Alan Banks, a big-city detective newly arrived in the Yorkshire town of Eastvale, is suddenly confronted with a minor crime wave. A Peeping Tom is alarming his victims and arousing Eastvale's strident feminists. Then a pair of young toughs take to harassing and robbing the elderly. When an old woman is murdered in her home, Banks must determine if yet a third criminal--a killer--has surfaced, and if any or all of these events are related
    Final account : an Inspector Banks mystery by Peter Robinson( Book )
    12 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 1,078 libraries worldwide
    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
    The price of love and other stories by Peter Robinson( Book )
    28 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,076 libraries worldwide
    Offers two novellas and a number of short stories--some of which feature the author's popular character, Inspector Alan Banks--in a collection that explores the disparate motives that move people to harm one another
 
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