Not Dark Yet: A DCI Banks Novel (Inspector Banks Novels #27) (Paperback)
“Robinson is an author with amazing empathy, a snare-trap ear for dialogue, and a clear eye for the telling detail.”—Michael Connelly
One of the world's greatest suspense writers returns with the 27th novel featuring the legendary detective Alan Banks in the mystery series Stephen King calls “the best now on the market.”
When property developer Connor Clive Blaydon is found dead, Detective Superintendent Alan Banks and his Yorkshire team dive into the investigation. As luck would have it, someone had installed a cache of spy-cams all around his luxurious home. The team hope that they’ll find answers—and the culprit—among the video recordings.
Instead of discovering Connor’s murderer, however, the grainy and blurred footage reveals another crime: a brutal rape. If they can discover the woman’s identity, it could lead to more than justice for the victim; it could change everything the police think they know about Connor and why anyone would want him dead.
Meanwhile, tensions are rising between Banks and his friend, Zelda. A super recognizer—able to recognize faces significantly better than most people—Zelda is determined to bring the men who abused her to justice. But stirring up the murky waters of the past will put her in far greater danger than ever before, and Banks worries that he won’t be able to stop her from plunging too deep before it’s too late.
One of the world’s most popular and acclaimed writers, Peter Robinson is the best-selling, award-winning author of the DCI Banks series; he has also written two short-story collections and three stand-alone novels, which combined have sold more than ten million copies around the world. Among his many honors and prizes are the Edgar Award, the CWA (UK) Dagger in the Library Award, and the Swedish Crime Writers’ Academy Martin Beck Award.
“Not Dark Yet finds Banks at an existential crossroads. . . . The plight of Zelda, it seems, has rocked Banks’s sense of himself and his career as a lawman to the core.” — Wall Street Journal
“Celebrated suspense writer Robinson returns with the latest in the long-running series starring Yorkshire DCI Alan Banks. Fans will welcome this latest Banks adventure and revel in what Michael Connelly calls Robinson’s ‘clear eye for the telling detail.’” — Booklist on Not Dark Yet
“Robinson pulls the reader in with deft characterizations, powerfully understated action scenes, and strong locales—while leaving space for this amateur musicologist's usual legion of song and album references… A strong addition to the Banks series that suggests tantalizing possibilities for the next installment.” — Kirkus on Not Dark Yet
“Bestseller Robinson ably balances multiple plotlines in his intricate 27th novel featuring Det. Supt. Alan Banks . . . . Robinson deepens the character of Banks . . . Fans will wonder what lies ahead for his career and personal life.” — Publishers Weekly on Not Dark Yet
“This series continues to be as thoughtful and intelligent as ever . . . Long may it continue.” — The Guardian on Not Dark Yet
“Peter Robinson is a master.” — Tess Gerritsen
"Robinson approaches his characters with immense compassion.” — New York Times Book Review
“Robinson is an author with amazing empathy, a snare-trap ear for dialogue, and a clear eye for the telling detail.” — Michael Connelly
"Reliable procedural entertainment from a pro’s pro, with an ending that guarantees more drama ahead.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Thrilling, brilliantly plotted, beautifully paced.” — Louise Penny
“Engrossing... Those who enjoy methodical police procedurals that build to a logical, satisfying conclusion will be amply rewarded.” — Publishers Weekly on Careless Love
“As usual, Robinson provides a solid police procedural enhanced by the rugged Yorkshire setting. Banks himself—jazz and solitude-loving, difficult, somewhat melancholic, unlucky in love—is always fascinating... [F]or series fans, this one is a sure bet.” — Booklist on Careless Love
“Peter Robinson writes the kind of mysteries they don’t write anymore: smart, civilized whodunits that are intellectually challenging, emotionally engaging and always discreet.” — New York Times Book Review
“Robinson fans will enjoy the latest entry in this long-running series...Well-written and believable, with recognizable but multifaceted characters and enough twists to keep the story riveting until the mystery is solved.” — Library Journal on Careless Love
“Well-written and believable, with recognizable but multifaceted characters and enough twists to keep the story riveting until the mystery is solved.” — Library Journal on Careless Love
“Careless Love is another entertaining novel in the Inspector Banks series.” — The Hamilton Spectator on Careless Love