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Blood at the Root

by Peter Robinson

December 1, 1998 | Trade Paperback

Blood at the Root is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2.
When the body of young Jason Fox is found stomped to death after pub closing hours, it looks like an open-and-shut case of a drunken brawl turned deadly. The victim had made racial slurs toward three youths in the pub, and since the three resist questioning, Eastvale''s Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and his colleague, Detective Constable Susan Gay, have no choice but to have them locked up. But they''re out in no time, and Banks faces a furious Chief Constable Riddle who accuses him of laying the timber for a racial conflagration and demands that Banks leave the legwork to his underlings and run the investigation from his desk without further incident - or find himself on traffic duty.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 pages, 6.82 × 4.14 × 0.85 in

Published: December 1, 1998

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0380794764

ISBN - 13: 9780380794768

Found in: Fiction and Literature, Police Procedural

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dead Right= Blood at the Root BE WARNED!! This is a reprint by the new publishers of Peter Robinson. The original book was called Dead Right (1997)- which was very good- however I felt cheated when I bought Blood at the Root and recognized the first few pages. If you haven't read either book, then you're fine. Otherwise, its a cheat.
Date published: 2011-08-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Inspector Banks Once Again Although another great mystery, I’ll have to say that I liked this Peter Robinson book a little less than his previous novels. The plot was solid and interesting but there was no great mystery or guessing game to this book. Inspector Alan Banks has a lot of personal things that happen to him, which will perhaps impact future books that Robinson has written and might just be the reason this particular novel was a more quiet mystery than others. As I’ve said before...Robinson’s books flow with a special cadence that continues to make him one of my favourite mystery authors. Looking forward to seeing what Banks is up to in the next one!
Date published: 2010-01-20

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Blood at the Root

by Peter Robinson

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 pages, 6.82 × 4.14 × 0.85 in

Published: December 1, 1998

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0380794764

ISBN - 13: 9780380794768

From the Publisher

When the body of young Jason Fox is found stomped to death after pub closing hours, it looks like an open-and-shut case of a drunken brawl turned deadly. The victim had made racial slurs toward three youths in the pub, and since the three resist questioning, Eastvale''s Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and his colleague, Detective Constable Susan Gay, have no choice but to have them locked up. But they''re out in no time, and Banks faces a furious Chief Constable Riddle who accuses him of laying the timber for a racial conflagration and demands that Banks leave the legwork to his underlings and run the investigation from his desk without further incident - or find himself on traffic duty.

About the Author

PETER ROBINSON, author of the award-winning Inspector Banks mystery series, was born and grew up in Yorkshire. His most recent Inspector Banks mystery, Innocent Graves, was chosen as both a People magazine Page-Turner-of-the-Week and a Publishers Weekly Best Book-of-the-Year. The winner of numerous awards in the United States, Britain and Canada, Robinson is a favorite of mystery readers on both sides of the Atlantic.

Editorial Reviews

"Sociologically acute...We may still be in the gentle folds of the Yorkshire countryside, but the view doesn''t look so pretty anymore."-- "New York Times Book Review"
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