Sleeping in the Ground (Inspector Alan Banks Series #24)

Sleeping in the Ground (Inspector Alan Banks Series #24)

by Peter Robinson

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MICHAEL CONNELLY calls Peter Robinson "an author with amazing empathy, a snare-trap ear for dialogue, and a clear eye for the telling detail."

See why in Sleeping in the Ground, the gripping new novel starring Alan Banks featuring an opening scene you'll never forget, and a finale you won't see coming.

At the doors of a charming country church, an unspeakable act destroys a wedding party. A huge manhunt ensues. The culprit is captured. The story is over.

Except it isn't. For Alan Banks, still struggling with a tragic loss of his own, there's something wrong about this case — something unresolved. Reteaming with profiler Jenny Fuller, the relentless detective deeper into the crime... deep enough to unearth long-buried secrets that reshape everything Banks thought he knew about the events outside that chapel. 

And when at last the shocking truth becomes clear, it's almost too late.

Packed with twists and turns, heart and soul, this is another triumph from an author "at the top of his game" (LOUISE PENNY).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062670854
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/22/2017
Series: Inspector Alan Banks Series , #24
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 919,323
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

One of the world’s most popular and acclaimed writers, Peter Robinson is the bestselling, award-winning author of the Inspector Banks series; he has also written two short-story collections and three standalone novels, which combined have sold more than ten million copies around the world. Among his many honors and prizes are the Edgar Award, the CWA (UK) Dagger in the Library Award, and Sweden’s Martin Beck Award.

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Sleeping in the Ground 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Delphimo More than 1 year ago
I am trying to read through the Alan Banks series, and I find the Peter Robinson’s writing skills have improved. I love the discourse into music and would love a guide to all Alan Banks’ music. I would enjoy listening and seeing if the music moves me as Peter Robinson suggests. Peter Robinson does a wonderful job with characters and setting. I feel the scenery and the emotions of the characters. My biggest criticism is that every woman falls for Alan. In this book, we learn about Alan’s first love and her current death from cancer. Many other women, both young and old, swarm about Alan in hopes of winning his attention. I feel that Peter Robinson misses a little on human nature with all relationships being warm and fuzzy.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Waiting for Peter Robinson's next book is the hardest part.... And I was waiting for this one! I've read every book and all the short stories too! The man is a master of his craft and keeps improving. This book was by far one of his best. As I've followed Alan Banks character through time, the back story line was very meaningful. Couldn't believe I found myself in tears at one point. I couldn't put the book down, while at the same time I wanted it to last. That's probably because I'll have to desperately wait for the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Five stars indeed! I don't think it can get any better!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
His best yet!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
08/28/17 Just finished reading 'Sleeping In The Ground' & it was great! Some characters from previous "Banks" novels return to make things interesting. There's a larger sense of extended family amongst the Detective Squad as they work to solve a horrific crime. It's all hands on deck. I won't spoil it! Read & enjoy.
Twink More than 1 year ago
Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series is one of my hands down favourites. Sleeping in the Ground is the 24th entry. I have such a delicious sense of anticipation when I open the cover of the latest Banks. I had no idea what the plot was about, but knew I would be in for another great read. I wanted to catch up with characters I've come to know and appreciate. What has gone on in their lives? Robinson keeps them moving forward in real time with each new entry. Sleeping in the Ground opens with a wedding - and a funeral. A unknown gunman opens fire on a countryside wedding, killing and wounding many. Banks is away attending the memorial service of his first love from forty years ago, when he is called to the scene. He's become quite introspective with her passing, looking at his own life and decisions. But, it seems to be manifesting itself in anger and short tempered outbursts - quite unlike the usually composed Banks. The killer is identified early on in the book and I wondered where the book could go from there, as there were still many pages remaining. Banks has some niggling doubts though and continues to investigate even as the case is declared solved. Robinson's plot was inventive and completely unpredictable. I truly enjoy being surprised by a mystery as I read so many. Robinson excels at both plotting and characterizations. As I mentioned earlier, I read this series as much for the mystery as for those who populate the pages. Familiar supporting players are back, including one from Banks' past. The settings and descriptions have me yearning to sit in a pub with a packet of crisps, catching up on the latest. As always, I enjoy Bank's music selections. I've often put the book down to look up and listen to a song that is playing in the book, curious as to how and why it fits that particular scene or moment. Banks is also into poetry now and those references are also well suited. Robinson's prose are effortless and so very engaging. Sleeping in the Ground is a stellar entry in this series - and I will be eagerly awaiting number twenty five