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Friend of the Devil

by Peter Robinson

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Friend of the Devil by Peter Robinson
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  • Published Feb 2008
    384 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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Chief Inspector Alan Banks and Detective Inspector Annie Cabbot must work together to solve two chilling crimes ..... One morning in March, on the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea, a woman named Karen Drew is found in her wheelchair with her throat slit. Back in Eastvale on that same morning, in a tangle of narrow alleys behind a market square, the body of Hayley Daniels is found raped and strangled.

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"As usual with Robinson, the characters are beautifully drawn, the frequent conflicts sharply etched and the soundtrack of pop tunes ubiquitous. The resolution to both cases seems almost beside the point. " - Kirkus Reviews.

"The plot isn't as original as what readers encounter in Robinson's other mysteries, but his talent for twists and turns makes it enjoyable nonetheless. Highly recommended." - Library Journal.

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Peter Robinson Author Biography

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Peter Robinson was a Canadian crime writer born in Britain. He is best known for his crime novels set in Yorkshire featuring Inspector Alan Banks.

He has also published a number of other novels and short stories as well as some poems and two articles on writing. He was the winner of numerous awards in the United States, Britain and Canada. He died in October 2022 aged 72.

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