Playing with Fire (Inspector Alan Banks Series #14)

Playing with Fire (Inspector Alan Banks Series #14)

by Peter Robinson
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Playing with Fire (Inspector Alan Banks Series #14) 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my first book by Peter R, he kept the story moving in ways that made me think about the ending--very surprising!
Lisbeth75 More than 1 year ago
This book had a lot of tension - could not put it down, like to read more from the same authore
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another winner by Peter Robinson
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love Inspector Banks
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my first book by Robinson. It was well-written, had a good plot, and a nice selection of characters and suspects. However, it could have used more "page turner" suspense. I'll try another soon to compare.
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I will read more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like one other reader said a fine use of descriptives..but used them too much. I had to skip over alot of things that just didn't need to be in there.
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Near the village Molesby, a firefighter noticed that an accelerant may have caused the inferno that destroyed two barges and killed two people in the dead end canal. The Western Area Police Headquarters Major Crimes took over the investigation into what caused the deaths of the two charred corpses that if not for the firefighter¿s recent class and observation would have been written off as accidental deaths of apparent squatters. Inspector Alan Banks and Detective Inspector Anne Cabbot lead the inquiries. Before they leave the scene the police catch a young man Mark who says he lived on one of the burned out barge and asks if Tina escaped. He mentions a Tom lived on the other barge........................................ Banks and Detective Inspector Anne Cabbot follow up on Mark¿s alibi and soon make other inquiries trying to determine if an accident, arson, or a deliberate murder cover-up occurred. Surprisingly the investigation turns into a complex inferno as several individuals have motives and opportunities to kill either of the deceased...................................... The latest Banks investigation is an exciting tale that hooks the audience from the moment the hero quotes Shakespeare¿s Anthony and Cleopatra. The story line never slows down even when it shines on the personal lives of the lead duo as the inspectors dig deep seeking motive and opportunity on what turns out to be several prime suspects. When it comes to British police procedurals, fans know that they can always bank on Peter Robinson to provide the best.................................. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mr. Robinson displays fine use of his descriptive abilities...over and over and over again. As a result, I found myself skipping over most sections trying to find the 'meat' of the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such obnoxious jerks both protagonists are! I don't enjoy reading acout self-righteous, bullying cops (unless they get their comeuppance, and, alas, these don't). This author is so ignorant and smugly certain that cops deserve special privileges just because they are cops. This is not exactly an innovative novelistic approach. As a result, the book is boring, as well as offensive. Unless you are yourself that kind of bad cop, don't waste your money.