- Cold is the Grave
Cold Is The Grave Author(s) Peter Robinson Country Canada Language English Series Inspector Alan Banks, #11 Genre(s) Crime novel Publisher Macmillan Publication date 2000 Media type Print (Hardback), (Paperback) ISBN 0330482165 OCLC Number 48884116 Preceded by In a Dry Season Followed by Aftermath
Cold Is The Grave is the 13th novel by crime-writer Peter Robinson, published in 2000 and is 11th in the multi award-winning Inspector Alan Banks series. The novel won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel and the French Grand Prix de Littérature Policière.
Jimmy Riddle, the boss and antagonist of Alan Banks, is begging Banks to look for his daughter who has left her home to go to London. The search for the young girl is the start of a series of tragic events connected with the Riddle family with Banks as a reluctant key player. At the same time Banks and his colleagues are looking into the murders of a number of petty criminals involved in smuggling. In the background is the dodgy impressario Brian Clough, also connected to the Riddle family, luring.
Gallows View (1987) · A Dedicated Man (1988) · A Necessary End (1989) · The Hanging Valley (1989) · Past Reason Hated (1991) · Wednesday's Child (1992) · Dry Bones that Dream (1994) · Innocent Graves (1996) · Dead Right (1997) · In a Dry Season (1999) · Cold is the Grave (2000) · Aftermath (2001) · The Summer That Never Was (2003) · Playing with Fire (2004) · Strange Affair (2005) · A Piece of My Heart (2006) · Friend of the Devil (2007) · All the Colours of Darkness (2008) · Bad Boy (2010)See also: DCI Banks (TV series)
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