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Robinson, Peter. FRIEND OF THE DEVIL - Hodder & Stoughton 2007

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Friend of the Devil by Peter Robinson. 2007 - Hodder & Stoughton. For sale is a first edition, first printing. very good used hardback book in a very good dust jacket.

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For sale is a very good copy of the novel, Friend of the Devil by Peter Robinson, published in 2007 by Hodder & Stoughton.

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Title Friend of the Devil
Author Peter Robinson
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Edition First UK edition, first printing
Copyright Year 2007
ISBN 034083689X
Cover Price 14.99
No. Pages 424
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.81

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by a number 1 on the copyright page.

The book has black boards and metalic lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and white, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight with some creasing to the spine.

The very good dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £14.99. It has a little creasing to the edges.

Overall a very good copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publishers stamps.

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Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson was born in Yorkshire.

His first novel, Gallows View (1987), introduced Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks. It was short-listed for the John Creasey Award in the UK and Crime Writers of Canada best first novel award. A Dedicated Man followed in 1988 and was short-listed for the CWC's Arthur Ellis Award. A Necessary End and The Hanging Valley, both Inspector Banks novels, followed in 1989, and the latter was nominated for an Arthur. Both received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly in the US.

Robinson lives in the Beaches area of Toronto with his wife, Sheila Halladay, and he occasionally teaches crime writing at the University of Toronto's School of Continuing Studies

Synopsis of this title

When Karen Drew is found sitting in her wheelchair staring out to sea with her throat cut one chilly morning, DI Annie Cabbot, on loan to Eastern Area, gets lumbered with the case. Back in Eastvale, that same Sunday morning, 19-year-old Hayley Daniels is found raped and strangled in the Maze, a tangle of narrow alleys behind Eastvale's market square, after a drunken night on the town with a group of friends, and DCI Alan Banks is called in. Banks finds suspects galore, while Annie seems to hit a brick wall -until she reaches a breakthrough that spins her case in a shocking and surprising new direction, one that also involves Banks.Then another incident occurs in the Maze which seems to link the two cases in a bizarre and mysterious way. As Banks and Annie dig into the past to uncover the deeper connections, they find themselves also dealing with the emotional baggage and personal demons of their own relationship. And it soon becomes clear that there are two killers in their midst, and that at any moment either one might strike again.

Reviews of this title


“This, perhaps, is Robinson’s greatest strength: his ability to invest his characters with enough personality to make his readers really care about them.” Yorkshire Evening Post

“Its cracking pace, twists and surprises, make Friend of the Devil a first-class addition to the Inspector Banks series. It is a highly-charged novel that sees our favourite detectives pushed to the limit, professionally and personally, as they try to solve such complex cases.” ETLife

“Robinson is good at producing ingenious mysteries and this one doesn’t disappoint.” The Sunday Telegraph

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