Wednesday's Child (Mass Market Paperbound)

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An exceptional series. San Diego Union-Tribune

It was a crime of ingenious evil: a seven-year-old girl taken from her home by a young couple posing as social workers. Chief Inspector Alan Banks fears for little Gemma Scupham, even as 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 case takes one more sinister twist, drawing Banks into the sordid depths of a malice 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.

Exemplary. New York Times Book Review.

About the Author


Peter Robinson is the author of the Inspector Banks novels, including "Strange Affair," which was chosen as one the best books of 2005 by the "Globe and Mail," the "South Florida Sun-Sentinel" and "January Magazine," and of two non-series suspense novels, "Caedmon's Song" and "No Cure for Love," "Strange Affair" has also been shortlisted for the "LA Times" Book Award for best crime fiction novel. He has also published a collection of short stories called "Not Safe After Dark," His novels have been translated into over sixteen languages, and he has won a number of international awards, including the MWA Edgar, the CWA Dagger in the Library, the Martin Beck Award, from Sweden, the Danish Palle Rosenkrantz Award, and the French Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere. He has also won five Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Awards.

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Praise For…


“A gripping thriller.”
-San Diego Union-Tribune

“An exceptional novel ... Wednesday’s Child is Robinson’s best.”
-Virginian Pilot and Ledger-Star

his best work yet ... You really won’t put this one down until the final paragraph.”
-Toronto Globe and Mail

Product Details
ISBN: 9780380820498
ISBN-10: 0380820498
Publisher: Harper
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2002
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Inspector Banks Novels