Watching the Dark : The 20th Dci Banks Mystery, Paperback

Watching the Dark : The 20th Dci Banks Mystery Paperback

4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Banks is back - and this time he's investigating the murder of one of his own.

Detective Inspector Bill Quinn is killed by a crossbow in the tranquil grounds of a police rehabilitation centre, and compromising photos are found in his room. DCI Banks, brought in to investigate, is assailed on all sides.

By Joanna Passero, the Professional Standards inspector who insists on shadowing the investigation in case of police corruption.

By his own conviction that a policeman shouldn't be deemed guilty without evidence.

By Annie Cabbot, back at work after six months' recuperation, and beset by her own doubts and demons. And by an English girl who disappeared in Estonia six years ago, who seems to hold the secret at the heart of this case ...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781444704891



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Another excellent and topical plot, in part set in Estonia, where the author spent some time teaching apparently. His time was well spent as the Tallin and other locations are mostly real, unlike Eastvale. Annie Cabot is just back after recovering from her injuries in "Bad Boy" and Banks has to investigate the murder of a policeman, who may be tainted with corruption, so has a Professional Standards officer shadowing his investigation, much to his disgust. Excellent plotting and characters - highly recommended.

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Classic Robinson, classic Banks. Robinson brings out his character's personalities, he paints a vivid description of his settings and he puts together a page-turning plot. What's not to like?!