Wednesday's Child

Wednesday's Child

An Inspector Banks Mystery

Book - 1994
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In New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author Peter Robinson's heart-racing tale of suspense the case of a missing child is inextricably linked to that of the murder of a young man, sending Chief Inspector Alan Banks down a harrowing road to uncover the truth behind the crimes.

It was a crime of staggering inhumanity: a seven-year-old girl taken from her working class Yorkshire home by an attractive young couple posing as social workers. Chief Inspector Alan Banks feels certain little Gemma Scupham is dead, yet the motive for her kidnapping remains a mystery. No ransom is ever demanded, nor could Gemma's tortured, guilt-ridden mother afford to pay one.

And when the body of a young man is discovered in an abandoned mine, slain in a particularly brutal fashion, a disturbing perplexing case takes an even further sinister twist drawing Banks into the sordid depths of an evil more terrible and terrifying than anything the seasoned investigator has ever encountered.

Utterly suspenseful and compelling, Wednesday's Child will leave readers guessing and on the edge of their seats.

Publisher: New York : Scribner's, 1994, c1992
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780380820498
Branch Call Number: Suspense F Rob


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Jun 20, 2012

This is (I think) the 6th book in this wonderful mystery series. They are set in northern England in a small town in the Yorkshire Dales. I've read almost all the books in the series and found them all well-written and engrossing. Some are darker than others.

hermlou Dec 28, 2009

This is a tough read for anyne who loves children, for it is about an abduction. There are no graphic details, but the reader can imagine the child's feelings. Interesting characters and good plot.


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