Donna Sue D. (EATON, OHIO)
I did enjoy this book. It was a little hard for me to follow some slang or abbreviations since it took place in England. It would make for an exciting movie!
Cynthia B. (Puyallup, WA)
This story ramps up the action nicely with clearly defined heroes and villains. Interesting contrast between American gun laws vs. British as well as the criminal investigation process. For new readers to Peter Robinson, "Bad Boy" may not be the best place to start as there are many references to DCI Banks' previous adventures however, this latest installment is a captivating thrill ride and will certainly whet your appetite for more.
Marjorie A. (32606, Florida)
Bad Boy Misses the Mark
Bad Boy is the latest in a series of books by English author Peter Robinson featuring Chief Inspector Alan Banks. I specially enjoy mysteries so I was disappointed that the books seemed rather flat and the characters not engaging. Maybe I if I had read other books featuring Alan Banks it would have been like other series - seeing what he is up to now. I would not recommend this book to someone who likes mysteries.
Linda Z. (Corydon, IN)
There are 20 books in this series of Inspector Banks and I cannot believe that I have never read any until this one. I have now read 2 others in the series and am starting on the first one. My local public library has 6 of them and I shall have to check the used book stores for the remainder but I intend to read all 20. I do wish there would have been a physical description of Alan Banks but maybe I will find one in the older books. If you like British mysteries, do not miss this author. Lots of twists and turns!
Kristina G. (Aiken, SC)
Bad Boy - detective story
"Bad Boy" is a well-written, fast-paced, fun read. The premise (a virtual SWAT team going to retrieve a gun from the home of people who knew the gun was to be given up, and were expecting the police) which starts the ball rolling, as well as a couple of other things which don't effect the story line (ie. a police officer being punished for shooting a serial murderer), will be difficult for American readers to identify with. Once into the story however, the plot thickens and the twists and turns are enough to keep any reader of detective novels satisfied.
Christine B. (St Paul, MN)
Good Girl- Bad Boy
I thoroughly enjoyed this crime/suspense novel. I had never read any of the earlier Inspector Banks series and I am so glad to have been introduced to them. In this fast paced and quick to read story Alan Banks is thrown into a mystery involving his own daughter - so of course the stakes are high! If you like suspense/police work/murder- this is a must read.
Janet H. (Lakeland, FL)
Loved this book!
I have enjoyed reading this series by Peter Robinson for years. I started with, "In a Dry Season", and that remains my favorite, but "Bad Boy" is excellent. Jaff is a villain whom you really hate, as is The Farmer. DCI Alan Banks is a wonderful character. By the last third of the book I could not stop reading until I turned the final page.