In A Dry Season

In A Dry Season

An Inspector Banks Mystery

Book - 1999
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A playful child wandering in remains unearths a human skeleton that forensics determine belonged to a woman who appears to have been murdered and hidden beneath the floor of an old building. Media tour.
Publisher: Toronto : Viking, 1999.
ISBN: 9780140281774
0140281770
9780670885244
067088524X
Characteristics: 405 p. ;,24 cm.

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rb3221
Dec 27, 2016

Very well done as the author switches two story lines from two different time periods. This is a complex police procedural where Banks (along with his sort of new girlfriend, a local D.I. Annie Banks) solve a violent murder 50 years past, trying to identify the victim "in a place that no longer exists, whose former residents are scattered to the winds...". To solve this many layered mystery, the story takes Banks back and forth from the past (rural English life in W.W. II) to the present (the small hamlet of Yorkshire).
It is a many layered mystery with a very interesting plot. Recommended.

kdwaynec Sep 04, 2014

Excellently done. Two stories from different time periods intertwined. One of the best I've read by Robinson so far.

hermlou Mar 07, 2012

Robinson tells about a love story in the present and a love story during WWII, describing how people in a small British town reacted to having American servicemen nearby. I thought I knew who was guilty of the murder, but I was wrong. The characters are real and believable, and the plot is well done. He knows how to tell an interesting story.

mikeyppl Feb 21, 2012

This is the first book I read in this series and am I glad I did. I can honestly say that I've enjoyed all his books but this one remains my favorite.

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MerlotReads
Jul 11, 2011

My favorite Peter Robinson book. Don't miss i! I would read his grocery lists.

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bshokal
Oct 06, 2010

Enjoyed the weaving of the story between events of the past and uncovering the truth.

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KarenW
Feb 26, 2002

Hobb''s end was flooded to build a resevoir just after World War II. A drought has now drained the area and the deserted village has reappeared. Along with a body. Told in flashbacks, the mystery hinges on what information Alan Banks will uncover to solve it.

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