Banks is back - and this time he's investigating the murder of one of his own. Detective Inspector Bill Quinn is killed by a crossbow in the tranquil grounds of a police rehabilitation centre, and compromising photos are found in his room. DCI Banks, brought in to investigate, is assailed on all sides. By Joanna Passero, the Professional Standards inspector who insists on shadowing the investigation in case of police corruption. By his own conviction that a policeman shouldn't be deemed guilty without evidence. By Annie Cabbot, back at work after six months' recuperation, and beset by her own doubts and demons. And by an English girl who disappeared in Estonia six years ago, who seems to hold the secret at the heart of this case ...(P)2012 Hodder & Stoughton
Peter Robinson grew up in Yorkshire, and now divides his time between Richmond and Canada. There are twenty books in the bestselling Inspector Banks series - the critically acclaimed crime novels have won numerous awards in Britain, the United States, Canada and Europe, and are published in translation all over the world. Peter Robinson's DCI Banks is now a major new ITV1 drama by Left Bank productions. Stephen Tompkinson 'Wild at Heart, Ballykissangel' plays Inspector Banks, and Andrea Lowe 'The Bill, Murphy's Law' plays DI Annie Cabbot. FRIEND OF THE DEVIL has been adapted for ITV and will be aired in August or September 2011. FRIEND OF THE DEVIL was shortlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year award for 2008. Peter keeps a website at www.inspectorbanks.com.