Blood at the Root

by Peter Robinson

December 1, 1998 | Trade Paperback

Blood at the Root is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.

Hatred and murder breed in dark places ...

In the long shadows of an alley a young man is murdered, savagely kicked and beaten to death by assailant or assailants unknown. It is a crime shocking in its raw brutality, and its shattering repercussions will be felt throughout a small provincial community on the edge -- because the victim was far from innocent, a youth whose sordid secret life was a tangle of terrifying contradictions and virulent racial hatred. And now a dedicated policeman beset by his own tormenting demons must follow the leads into the rankest pits of man's inhumanity to man -- to catch a killer before his village explodes.

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 Blood at the Root Excellent and suspenseful reading, loved the book! Peter Robinson has a real story to tell. The characters are real and you feel their emotions as the story progresses.
Date published: 2015-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blood at the root Seemed to end with a lot more of the story to be told,cant wait to read the sequel Peter Robinson at his best,cant get enough
Date published: 2015-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blood at the Root What a book! Peter Robinson really knows his stuff about racism in Britain these days. Immigration appears to be as much a problem today as it was in the '50's. Many English people left Britain in the '50's & '60's as immigrants came in. Of course, not all immigrants fell into crime but English people somehow "felt" they were the cause of the trouble that occurred. Robinson captured the racism at its best. Interestingly, the main characters are white. What is to happen to CDI Banks now he is suspended? Now I need to read the next book to find out!
Date published: 2014-08-20
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

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Blood at the Root

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

Hatred and murder breed in dark places ...

In the long shadows of an alley a young man is murdered, savagely kicked and beaten to death by assailant or assailants unknown. It is a crime shocking in its raw brutality, and its shattering repercussions will be felt throughout a small provincial community on the edge -- because the victim was far from innocent, a youth whose sordid secret life was a tangle of terrifying contradictions and virulent racial hatred. And now a dedicated policeman beset by his own tormenting demons must follow the leads into the rankest pits of man's inhumanity to man -- to catch a killer before his village explodes.

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

“An outstanding read.”