A Dedicated Man

A Dedicated Man

An Inspector Banks Mystery

Book - 1988 ie 1991
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A dedicated man is dead in the Yorkshire dales -- a former university professor, wealthy historian and archaeologist who loved his adopted village. It is a particularly heinous slaying, considering the esteem in which the victim, Harry Steadman, was held by his neighbors and colleagues -- by everyone, it seems, except the one person who bludgeoned the life out of the respected scholar and left him half-buried in a farmer's field. Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks left the violence of London behind for what he hoped would be the peaceful life of a country policeman. But the brutality of Steadman's murder only reinforces one ugly, indisputable truth: that evil can flourish in even the most bucolic of settings. There are dangerous secrets hidden in the history of this remote Yorkshire community that have already led to one death. And Banks will have to plumb a dark and shocking local past to find his way to a killer before yesterday's sins cause more blood to be shed.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, c1988 [i.e. 1991]
ISBN: 9780684192659
0684192659
Branch Call Number: Suspense F Rob

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Well developed plot and some very surprising turns. I am not sure that author was fair in his clues about who the murder was, but it was still a great read.

tomato Feb 03, 2018

Peter Robinson is top-notch, and this book doesn't disappoint.

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srkmeyer
Oct 13, 2017

just relax & have a go at it with a cup of tea, guv'ner.

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Dreamstime
Jan 18, 2015

If you like your detective mysteries with a generous helping of spice, you might look elsewhere. However, if you like who-done-it plots with a lacework of many characters, you might like A Dedicated Man. A little too bland for my taste (and perhaps too complicated for my short-burst reading style).

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