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Banks, Alan (Fictitious character)

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Works: 118 works in 985 publications in 7 languages and 50,935 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Case studies  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
    Friend of the devil by Peter Robinson( Book )
    28 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and Turkish and held by 2,510 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 2,337 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
    All the colors of darkness by Peter Robinson( Book )
    23 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and Russian and held by 2,255 libraries worldwide
    When the body of a man is discovered hanging from a tree in the woods near Eastvale, all signs point toward suicide. Inspector Banks finds himself plunged into a case where nothing is as it seems
    Bad boy by Peter Robinson( Book )
    21 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 2,117 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
    Playing with fire by Peter Robinson( Book )
    34 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,079 libraries worldwide
    In the early hours of a cold January morning, two narrow boats catch fire on the dead-end stretch of the Eastvale canal. When signs of accelerant are found at the scene, DCI Banks and DI Annie Cabbot are summoned. But by the time they arrive, only the smouldering wreckage is left, and human remains have been found on both boats. The evidence points towards a deliberate attack. But who was the intended victim? Was it Tina, the sixteen-year-old who had been living a drug-fuelled existence with her boyfriend? Or was it Tom, the mysterious, lonely artist? As Banks makes his enquiries, it appears that a number of people are acting suspiciously: the interfering 'lock-keeper', Tina's cold-hearted step-father, the wily local art dealer, even Tina's boyfriend ... Then the arsonist strikes again, and Banks' powers of investigation are tested to the limit
    Cold is the grave by Peter Robinson( Book )
    25 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Vietnamese and held by 1,789 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 )
    28 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,741 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
    Watching the dark by Peter Robinson( Book )
    18 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,700 libraries worldwide
    When Detective Inspector Bill Quinn is found murdered in the tranquil grounds of the St Peter's Police Treatment Centre, and compromising photographs are discovered in his room, DCI Banks is called in to investigate. It emerges that Reid's murder may be linked to the disappearance of an English girl in Tallinn, Estonia, six years earlier. While DI Annie Cabbot looks into the case in Eastvale, Banks travels to Tallinn to track down leads in the dark, cobbled alleys of the city's Old Town. But it soon becomes clear that someone doesn't want the past stirred up, and that solving the interlinked crimes may put even more lives in jeopardy
    Close to home by Peter Robinson( Book )
    13 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,671 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
    In a dry season by Peter Robinson( Book )
    23 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 1,618 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 )
    29 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 1,497 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 1,404 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 )
    28 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,379 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 )
    27 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 1,356 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
    Gallows view : an Inspector Banks mystery by Peter Robinson( Book )
    26 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 1,295 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
    Past reason hated : an Inspector Banks mystery by Peter Robinson( Book )
    25 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,275 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 )
    26 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,265 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
    In the dark places : an Inspector Banks novel by Peter Robinson( Book )
    9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,133 libraries worldwide
    "As Banks and his team follow what few clues they have, desperate to find the missing boy, who holds the key to the puzzle, they find themselves branching out in different directions. As the end game becomes a race against time, even Banks's team isn't safe from the rage of the hunted animal"--
    Final account : an Inspector Banks mystery by Peter Robinson( Book )
    13 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 1,089 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
 
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