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The Price of Love and Other Stories Summary and Reviews

The Price of Love and Other Stories

Featuring a New Inspector Banks Novella

by Peter Robinson

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  • Published Oct 2009
    368 pages
    Genre: Short Stories

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Ever since the publication of his first mystery featuring Detective Inspector Alan Banks, Peter Robinson has been steadily building a reputation for compulsively readable and perceptive novels that probe the dark side of human nature. Plumbing the territory that he has so successfully staked, The Price of Love and Other Stories includes two novellas and several stories featuring the Yorkshire policeman at his finest.

In the novella "Going Back," never before published in the United States, Banks returns home for a family reunion, only to find it taking a decidedly sinister turn. In "Like a Virgin," written especially for this volume, Banks revisits the period in his life and the terrible crime that led him to leave London for Eastvale. And in between, the disparate motives that move us to harm one another, from love and jealousy to greed and despair, are all explored with fascinating depth.

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"Starred Review. For those unfamiliar with Robinson's work, this serves as an excellent introduction to one of the best voices in contemporary crime fiction." - Publishers Weekly

"Until the next Banks mystery comes along, fans can get their fix here." - Library Journal

"Robinson's 'Afternotes' provide some intriguing glimpses into his choices when writing each story." - Booklist

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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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