In A Dry Season is the tenth novel in Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series, following on from Dead Right.
During a blistering summer, drought has depleted Thornfield Reservoir, uncovering the remains of a small village called Hobb's End - hidden from view for over 40 years. For a curious young boy this resurfaced hamlet is a magical playground . . . until he unearths a human skeleton.
Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks is given the impossible task of identifying the victim - a woman who lived in a place that no longer exists, whose former residents are scattered to the winds. Anyone else might throw in the towel but DCI Banks is determined to uncover the murky past buried beneath a flood of time . . .
In A Dry Season is followed by the eleventh book in this Yorkshire-based crime series, Cold is the Grave.
Peter Robinson grew up in Yorkshire and now lives in Canada. His Inspector Banks series has won numerous awards in Britain, Europe, the United States and Canada and was adapted into the major British ITV drama DCI Banks starring Stephen Tompkinson. Aftermath, the twelfth in the series, was a Sunday Times bestseller.