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A Dedicated Man

by Peter Robinson

Avon Books | January 8, 1992 | Trade Paperback

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A dedicated man is dead in the Yorkshire dales -- a former university professor, wealthy historian and archaeologist who loved his adopted village. It is a particularly heinous slaying, considering the esteem in which the victim, Harry Steadman, was held by his neighbors and colleagues -- by everyone, it seems, except the one person who bludgeoned the life out of the respected scholar and left him half-buried in a farmer''s field.

Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks left the violence of London behind for what he hoped would be the peaceful life of a country policeman. But the brutality of Steadman''s murder only reinforces one ugly, indisputable truth: that evil can flourish in even the most bucolic of settings. There are dangerous secrets hidden in the history of this remote Yorkshire community that have already led to one death. And Banks will have to plumb a dark and shocking local past to find his way to a killer before yesterday''s sins cause more blood to be shed.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 Pages, 3.94 × 6.69 × 0.79 in

Published: January 8, 1992

Publisher: Avon Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0380716453

ISBN - 13: 9780380716456

Found in: Police Procedural

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A Dedicated Man

A Dedicated Man

by Peter Robinson

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 Pages, 3.94 × 6.69 × 0.79 in

Published: January 8, 1992

Publisher: Avon Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0380716453

ISBN - 13: 9780380716456

From the Publisher

A dedicated man is dead in the Yorkshire dales -- a former university professor, wealthy historian and archaeologist who loved his adopted village. It is a particularly heinous slaying, considering the esteem in which the victim, Harry Steadman, was held by his neighbors and colleagues -- by everyone, it seems, except the one person who bludgeoned the life out of the respected scholar and left him half-buried in a farmer''s field.

Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks left the violence of London behind for what he hoped would be the peaceful life of a country policeman. But the brutality of Steadman''s murder only reinforces one ugly, indisputable truth: that evil can flourish in even the most bucolic of settings. There are dangerous secrets hidden in the history of this remote Yorkshire community that have already led to one death. And Banks will have to plumb a dark and shocking local past to find his way to a killer before yesterday''s sins cause more blood to be shed.

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A dedicated man is dead in the Yorkshire dales -- a former university professor, wealthy historian and archaeologist who loved his adopted village. It is a particularly heinous slaying, considering the esteem in which the victim, Harry Steadman, was held by his neighbors and colleagues -- by everyone, it seems, except the one person who bludgeoned the life out of the respected scholar and left him half-buried in a farmer''s field.

Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks left the violence of London behind for what he hoped would be the peaceful life of a country policeman. But the brutality of Steadman''s murder only reinforces one ugly, indisputable truth: that evil can flourish in even the most bucolic of settings. There are dangerous secrets hidden in the history of this remote Yorkshire community that have already led to one death. And Banks will have to plumb a dark and shocking local past to find his way to a killer...before yesterday''s sins cause more blood to be shed.

About the Author

Peter Robinson was born in Castleford, Yorkshire, in 1950. He received his B.A. Honours Degree in English Literature from the University of Leeds, moved to Canada, and went on to earn his M.A. in English and Creative Writing from the University of Windsor and a Ph.D. in English from York University. His first novel, Gallows View, published in 1987, introduced Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks. It was short-listed for a best first novel award in Canada and for the John Creasey Award in the U.K. A Dedicated Man followed in 1988, then A Necessary End and The Hanging Valley in 1989. Caedmon's Song, in 1990, was his first departure from the series. All were nominated for awards. Past Reason Hated, won the Crime Writers of Canada's Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel in 1992. Wednesday's Child was nominated for both the CWC Award and the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award. Final Account appeared in 1994 and won an Author's Award from the Foundation for the Advancement of Canadian Letters. No Cure for Love, his second departure from the series, was nominated for an Arthur Ellis Award. Dead Right was nominated for an Arthur Ellis Award. In October, 1998, Crippen & Landru published a collection of his short stories called Not Safe After Dark and Other Stories. In a Dry Season has been nominated for many awards, including the Edgar. Robinson has also published many short stories in anthologies and in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, including "Innocence", which won the CWC Best Sh
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When a well-liked, well-respected former university professor is bludgeoned to death in his beloved, adopted village in Yorkshire Dales, Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks must sift through dark secrets to solve this seemingly motiveless murder. Reprint

Editorial Reviews

"Wonderful...a superior detective...a superior writer."--"Denver Post"Robinson''s profound sense of place and reflective study of human nature give fine depth to his mystery."--"The New York Times Book Review"A deftly constructed plot...Robinson''s skill with the British police procedural has been burnished to a high gloss."--"Chicago Tribune"Vivid...exciting...a rich cast of characters."--"Houston Post"He is steadily heading towards the pinnacle of crime fiction."--"Publishers Weekly
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