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Banks, Alan (Fictitious character)

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Works: 136 works in 774 publications in 1 language and 44,198 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Short stories  Detective and mystery stories, English 
Classifications: PR6068.O1964, 823.914
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Publications about Alan (Fictitious character) Banks
Most widely held works about Alan (Fictitious character) Banks
    Strange affair by Peter Robinson( Book )
    27 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 2,579 libraries worldwide
    Inspector Alan Banks heads to London after receiving a disturbing call from his estranged brother, while back in Eastvale, detective Annie Cabbot's investigation of a young woman's death uncovers a connection to someone close to Annie
    Friend of the devil by Peter Robinson( Book )
    24 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 2,547 libraries worldwide
    Banks and his on-again-off-again partner and lover, Det. Insp. Annie Cabbot, race to piece together a string of brutal murders. While on loan to a sister precinct, Cabbot investigates the gruesome death of a paraplegic woman found on a desolate cliff with her throat slit. Back in Eastvale, North Yorkshire, Banks and his team discover the body of a young woman who has been raped and strangled in a shady area of town known as the Maze. At first, there are no obvious connections between the two attacks, but when Cabbot uncovers the chilling identity of the woman on the cliff, she and Banks must once again confront sadistic serial killers Terry and Lucy Payne.-- Reed Business Information
    All the colors of darkness by Peter Robinson( Book )
    21 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 2,271 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
    Playing with fire by Peter Robinson( Book )
    32 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 2,203 libraries worldwide
    Investigating a dual arson case that has claimed three lives on an English canal, Detective Inspector Banks teams up with fellow investigator Annie Cabot and discovers that the victims are linked to an art forgery operation
    Cold is the grave by Peter Robinson( Book )
    21 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 1,908 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.--Jacket
    Aftermath by Peter Robinson( Book )
    25 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,860 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 1,783 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
    Bad boy by Peter Robinson( Book )
    15 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,677 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
    Watching the dark by Peter Robinson( Book )
    16 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,662 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
    In a dry season by Peter Robinson( Book )
    14 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 1,636 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 )
    25 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 1,446 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 )
    26 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,443 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
    Innocent graves : an Inspector Banks mystery by Peter Robinson( Book )
    19 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 1,432 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
    A dedicated man : an Inspector Banks mystery by Peter Robinson( Book )
    22 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 1,395 libraries worldwide
    Inspector Alan Banks attempts to solve the murder of Harry Steadman in the peaceful village of Gratly
    Past reason hated : an Inspector Banks mystery by Peter Robinson( Book )
    16 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 1,271 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 )
    19 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 1,253 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
    Final account : an Inspector Banks mystery by Peter Robinson( Book )
    9 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 1,180 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 1,128 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
    Close to home by Peter Robinson( file )
    7 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,103 libraries worldwide
    The remains of a young man who disappeared in 1965 have been discovered in the neighborhood where Inspector Banks grew up. As Banks gathers clues about this death, he remembers his own friendship with the victim when they were schoolboys. When a teenager disappears from the same area, Banks feels there must be a connection between the two cases
    Blood at the root : an Inspector Banks mystery by Peter Robinson( Book )
    10 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 1,073 libraries worldwide
    In Yorkshire, Inspector Banks investigates the murder of a neo-Nazi. Police arrest three Pakistanis who had a racial argument with him, but Banks suspects a settling of scores within the neo-Nazi organization
 
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