A Necessary End, Paperback
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In the usually peaceful town of Eastvale, a simmering tension has now reached breaking point.

An anti-nuclear demonstration has ended in violence, leaving one policeman stabbed to death.

Fired by professional outrage, Superintendent 'Dirty Dick' Burgess descends with vengeful fury on the inhabitants of 'Maggie's Farm', an isolated house high on the daleside.

Inspector Banks is uneasy about Burgess's handling of the investigation.

But he has been warned off the case. Soon Banks realizes that the only way he can salvage his career is by beating Burgess to the killer ...'Inspector Banks - a man for all seasons, he knows that often the answers to the clues he seeks are hidden in his own heart' Michael Connelly 'An award-winning writer with ideas that are imaginative and plots that are refreshingly cliche-free' Time Out 'If you haven't caught up with Peter Robinson already, now is the time to start' Independent on Sunday


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781447225454



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This is one of the earlier Inspector Alan Banks novel There is a demonstration in Eastvale a Copper is killed, Banks with the help of Dick Burgess investigate this. All suspicion points to a farm were some misfits live. Its not all strait forward Banks does his best and discovers who the murderer was.

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