Final Account (Inspector Alan Banks Series #7)

Final Account (Inspector Alan Banks Series #7)

by Peter Robinson
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Final Account (Inspector Alan Banks Series #7) by Peter Robinson

Money and murder change hands in the new Inspector Banks novel from the award-winning author of Past Reason Hated. When he investigates the brutal and premeditated murder of a wealthy accountant, Banks discovers that the quiet family man lived a double life that has made him twice as many enemies.

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ISBN-13: 9780060502164
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/28/2004
Series: Inspector Alan Banks Series , #7
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 262,996
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.80(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. He divides his time between Toronto and England.

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Final Account 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Lemmy59 More than 1 year ago
When Robinson began this series, the books were a bit more lighthearted (by murder mystery standards). By book 7, however, the subject is very dark and some of the humor is gone, replaced by suspense and more drama. This isn't a bad thing, as the pages fly when reading this book. Any novel that starts out with a wife and child seeing the headless corpse of a loved one signals that very bad things are going to happen throughout the novel. Robinson once again examines the family dynamic and how keeping things from one another can tear a family apart, this time through the family of the deceased. They are an odd lot, fully bent on each keeping to themselves, even when trying to provide the same stories to the police. Also, the minor cracks Inspector Banks' marriage that began with "Wednesday's Child" (book 6) are beginning to grow. He finds himself lonely at times, searching his inner self for feelings he wasn't sure he had. He even gets in a fist fight (don't worry, no spoilers), which is uncharacteristic of the usually moral man who uses his head to solve problems. Overall this is a great book to read. As with all series, I recommend starting with Book 1 and working your way to this.
tedfeit0 More than 1 year ago
Peter Robinson is known for the twists and turns of the plots in the DCI Banks series. And “Final Account” is no exception. It all begins with the home invasion of Keith Rothwell’s house by two goons, during which ultimately he is removed to the garage, while his wife and daughter are tied to chairs. Then shots were heard and a body found in the garage with the face blasted by shotgun pellets. Thus begins an exhaustive police procedural with any number of red herrings strewn through the investigation. Rothwell, an accountant and money manager, was presumed murdered for some shenanigan he had perpetrated on a client. An erstwhile associate, a tax attorney, goes missing, and a number of other acts of violence occur. As Banks proceeds from clue to clue the reader is led to believe the obvious. Not so, as the author applies his trademark twisted conclusion. The book (and Banks) plod along, setting up the unusual finale. It is truly a masterstroke, to be read and enjoyed, and it is highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a real nail biter. I recommend it!
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