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Robinson, Peter. PIECE OF MY HEART - Hodder & Stoughton 2006

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Piece of my Heart by Peter Robinson. 2006 - Hodder & Stoughton. For sale is a first edition, later printing. fine used hardback book in a fine dust jacket.

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For sale is a fine hardback copy of the novel, Piece of my Heart by Peter Robinson, published in 2006 by Hodder & Stoughton.

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Title Piece of my Heart
Author Peter Robinson
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Edition first edition, later printing
Copyright Year 2006
ISBN 0340836865
Cover Price 12.99
No. Pages 436
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.8

The book is a first edition, later printing as evidenced by a number 4 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 and square.

The fine dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £12.99.

Overall a fine copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's 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

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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Stephen King
"The best series now on the market."

Ian Rankin
"Prepare for a crash course in taut, clean writing and subtle psychology."

Michael Connelly
"Wonderful...multi-layered mystery."


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