Cold is the Grave

Cold is the Grave

Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks' life is shaken to the core when he is unexpectedly pulled into the investigation of a young girl's disappearance in this shattering suspense novel from the hand of a modern master.

“Full of twists and surprises... Robinson shows he has only begun to dig into the personality of his tenacious, thoughtful inspector.”—Chicago Tribune

When the nude photo of a teenage runaway shows up on a website, the girl's father turns to Detective Chief Inspector Alan banks for help. But these aren't unusual circumstances, for the runaway is the daughter of a man who's determined to destroy the dedicated Yorkshire policeman's career and good name. Still, it’s a case that Banks—a father himself—dares not ignore as he follows its trail into teeming London. But when a series of gruesome murders follows soon after, Banks finds himself pulled into the past and private world of his most powerful enemy, Chief Constable Jimmy Riddle.

Peter Robinson is at the height of his storytelling skills in this twisting novel of suspense that proves one can never escape their pasts—especially when there are sordid secrets waiting to be revealed.

Title:Cold is the Grave
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780380809356
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    Cold is the Grave Reviews

  • Jeffrey Keeten

    ”Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am Involved in Mankind,” as John Donne had said, and Banks knew exactly what he meant.”Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks has never been the typical...

  • Thomas Strmquist

    My new favorite Banks. After a few very minor, but still annoying, illogical and odd things early on in the book (A minor one-> (view spoiler)[ Banks agrees to, as a private person, rather than police...

  • Bill Lynas

    DCI Alan Banks has never got on well with Chief Constable Riddle, but when Riddle asks him to find his missing daughter Banks agrees to help.There are plenty of unsavoury characters in Cold Is The Gra...

  • Natalie M

    A complex multilayered plot which is far more personal than the previous instalments in the series..The crime seems straightforward but as per Robinson’s usual style there is so much more occurring....

  • Ivonne Rovira

    Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and jealous, stubborn, petty Chief Constable Jimmy Riddle have been at odds since they first met a few books back. But despite their enmity, a desperate Riddle com...

  • Damaskcat

    I found this a harrowing read and had huge sympathy not just with DCI Alan Banks but also with Chief Constable 'Jimmy' Riddle. Banks and Riddle just haven't ever seen eye to eye so Banks is surprised ...

  • Shirley Schwartz

    Robinson's Alan Banks series is getting better and better. Each book is complex and the mystery is never straight-forward and easy to figure out. I had seen this particular one done for television bef...

  • Tom

    This has turned into one of my favorite series. I love the Yorkshire setting, and Detective Banks has become a very intriguing character. He's now separated from his wife, and he's in a dead end posit...

  • Ron Chicaferro

    Cold Is The Grave is a fascinating book about the death of a very beautiful, very troubled young woman. She's the 16 year old daughter of a very senior police official and he personally asks Inspector...

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