The worst that can possibly happen...has. A beautiful child is dead-defiled and murdered in a lonely graveyard on a fog-shrouded evening. It is the sort of horrific crime Chief Inspector Alan Banks fled the city to escape. But the slaying of a bright and lovely teenager from a wealthy, respected family is not the end of a nightmare. Lies, dark secrets, unholy accusations, and hints of sexual depravity swirl around this abomination like leaves in an autumn wind, leading to a shattering travesty of justice that will brutally divide a devastated community with suspicion and hatred. But Banks must remain vigilant in his hunt-because when the devil is left free to pursue his terrible calling, more blood will surely flow.
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The more Chief Inspector Alan Banks investigates the murder of a schoolgirl in a church graveyard the less he likes the whole sordid affair. The vicar at St. Mary's has been allegedly seeking sex from his sexton; the vicar's wife has been seeking solace in a bottle and the arms of a schoolteacher; and those in and around the church aren't keen on anybody who doesn't view matters as they do. And there happens to be a few suspects who meet that description. Banks investigates a murder and finds religious and societal affairs stickier than those in the normal mystery.From the Back Cover:
“Cunningly plotted. . . . The characters have complexity and the issues range broad and deep, raising interesting moral questions about bigotry, class privilege, and the crime of being different.”—New York Times Book Review
A body is discovered in a graveyard—aboveground. It is the sort of horrific crime Chief Inspector Alan Banks fled the city to escape. But the murder of a bright teenager from a wealthy, respected family is not the end of the nightmare. Lies, dark secrets, and sinister clues swirl around this killing like leaves in an autumn wind, leading to a shattering travesty of justice that will divide a suspicious community. Yet Banks must remain vigilant in his hunt—because when the devil is left free to pursue his terrible calling, more blood will surely flow.
Electrifying and utterly addictive, Innocent Graves is one of Peter Robinson’s most chilling tales of suspense.
“Inspector Banks is a man for all seasons.”—Michael Connelly
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Book Description Constable, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Acceptable. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. Darkened tan to the page edges. (Hence Acceptable) Good reading copy. Acceptable: a readable copy. All pages and the cover are intact (dust cover may be missing). Pages can include considerable notes--in pen or highlighter--but notes cannot obscure the text. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0005008585
Book Description Constable, GB, 1997. Hardback. Book Condition: Poor. Dust Jacket Condition: No DW. 1st Edition. AN EX LIBRARY BOOK WITH TYPICAL LIBRARY MARKINGS. Worn but cleanish reading copy. Bookseller Inventory # kb137.109
Book Description Constable, London, 1997. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Fine. First Edition. The author's 8th mystery with DCI Alan Banks. Text block is tight with no loose or dog-eared pages but with usual tanning to page edges. Dust jacket shows no wear or tears. Dust jacket protected in clear mylar wrapper; bubble wrapped, boxed, and shipped with USPS Tracking (USA only). Bookseller Inventory # 002472