Piece of My Heart: DCI Banks 16

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As volunteers clean up after a huge outdoor rock concert in Yorkshire in 1969, they discover the body of a young woman wrapped in a sleeping bag. She has been brutally murdered. The detective assigned to the case, Stanley Chadwick, is a hard-headed, strait-laced veteran of the Second World War. He could not have less in common with - or less regard for - young, disrespectful, long-haired hippies, smoking marijuana and listening to the pulsing sounds of rock and roll. But he has a murder to solve, and it looks as if the victim was somehow associated with the up-and-coming psychedelic pastoral band the Mad Hatters.

In the present, Inspector Alan Banks is investigating the murder of a freelance music journalist who was working on a feature about the Mad Hatters for MOJO magazine. This is not the first time that the Mad Hatters, now aging rock superstars, have been brushed by tragedy. Banks finds he has to delve into the past to find out exactly what hornets' nest the journalist inadvertently stirred up.

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The Alan Banks mystery-suspense novels are, simply put, the best series on the market (Stephen King)

A terrific contemporary crime novel (Independent on Sunday)

Further enhances Alan Banks' reputation as one of crime fiction's most appealing cops (The Times)

Classic Robinson: labyrinthine plot merged with deft characterisation (Observer)

Praise for Peter Robinson:

Banks is one of the most fully drawn figures in this genre of fiction (New York Times)

The Alan Banks mystery-suspense novels are, simply put, the best series now on the market. (Stephen King)

Move over Ian Rankin - there's a new gunslinger in town. If you haven't caught up with him already, now is the time to start (Independent on Sunday)

The novels of Peter Robinson are chilling, evocative, deeply nuanced works of art (Dennis Lehane)

Prepare for a crash course in taut, clean writing and subtle psychology (Ian Rankin)

From the Publisher:

Neal Pearson turns out another cracking Inspector Banks performance in this taut thriller spanning the 60s to the present, this time with Hugh Ross providing an extra dimension as Banks' determined 1960s counterpart. If you enjoyed the previous Inspector Banks mysteries you'll love this, Robinson's best thriller yet - and a tense, gripping audiobook that's perfect for crime fans everywhere.

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