Strange Affair

Strange Affair (Mass Market Paperback)

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A bullet to the brain abruptly halted a terrified young woman's desperate flight. In her pocket is the name of a policeman whose own life was brutally invaded, mercilessly shaken, and very nearly erased -- a policeman who has since gone missing.

The dead woman in the car had been running from something -- but she didn't run far or fast enough. Detective Inspector Annie Cabbot would like to question the man the victim was apparently racing to meet: Annie's superior -- and former lover -- Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks. But Banks has vanished into the anonymous chaos of the city, drawn into a mad whirl of greed, inhumanity, and death, by a frantic phone call from the brother he no longer knows. Banks is unaware that the threads connecting a sinister kidnapping with a savage slaying are as thick as rope . . . and long enough for a haunted and broken rogue cop to hang himself.

About the Author

Peter Robinson's award-winning novels have been named a Best-Book-of-the-Year by Publishers Weekly, a Notable Book by the New York Times, and a Page-Turner-of-the-Week by People magazine. Robinson was born and raised in Yorkshire, but has lived in North America for more than twenty-five years. He now divides his time between North America and the U.K.

Praise for Strange Affair…

“First-rate … an addictive crime series … bet you can’t read just one.”
-Janet Maslin, New York Times

“Smart and shapely ... immaculately constructed.”
-Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review

“A damn fine crime a master class in crime fiction.”
-Baltimore Sun

“If you haven’t read Robinson .... what on Earth is stopping you? .... A clever and entertaining thriller.”
-Miami Herald

“Fascinating....Robinson, with his usual deft touch and unblinking eye, brings the story to an unexpectedly gut-wrenching conclusion.”
-Richmond Times-Dispatch

“A fast-moving story [with] some knockout scenery and an assemblage of delicately drawn characters.”
-Raleigh News & Observer

“Flawless plotting and superbly drawn characters….[Robinson] is a master craftsman.”
-Tampa Tribune

“Robinson shows he’s a master ... mixes a gritty plot with intense character studies....Consistently compelling.”
-Florida Sun-Sentinel

-Globe and Mail (Toronto)

“The best Banks book in years.”
-Winnipeg Sun

“Superlative...Deeply absorbing...Gripping.”
-Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

“Robinson has won just about every mystery award there is….His latest shows why.”
-Booklist (starred review)

“An engaging pleasure . . . like red wine, [Banks] gets better and more interesting with age.”
-Publishers Weekly

“Robinson is on a winning streak.”
-Tampa Tribune

“Deeply nuanced works of art.”
-Dennis Lehane

“The Alan Banks mystery-suspense novels are, simply put, the best series now on the market.”
-Stephen King

“Stunningly complex and intricately plotted....Peter Robinson fools and entertains me with every twist.”
-Nevada Barr

“Complex and intelligent.”
-Sunday Times (London)

“Exquisitely complex and atmospheric.”
-Los Angeles Times Book Review

“Taut, carefully thought out…with plots that are refreshingly cliché-free.”
-Time Out London

“Cunning…authentic and atmospheric.”
-The Independent (London)

“Different and intriguing.”
-Sunday Telegraph

Peter Robinson is:“A gifted creator of fully fleshed and vividly present characters.”
-Boston Globe

“A happy discovery.”
-Lady Antonia Fraser in the London Sunday Times

“A skillful writer…”
-Houston Chronicle

“Absorbing…Robinson continues to stretch the boundaries of the standard procedural.”
-Orlando Sentinel

“Robinson actually seems to grow in front of our eyes, delivering books of greater complexity each time.”
-Otto Penzler

-San Diego Union-Tribune

“The equal of legends in the genre such as P.D. James and Ruth Rendell.”
-St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Psychologically acute fiction.”
-The Strand

Product Details ISBN-10: 0060544341
ISBN-13: 9780060544348
Published: Avon, 06/01/2006
Pages: 416
Language: English