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Blood at the Root (An Inspector Alan Banks Mystery) Mass Market Paperback – 1998


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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • Publisher: Avon (1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0380794764
  • ISBN-13: 978-0380794768
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 2 x 17.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 181 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #606,899 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The boy's body sat propped against the graffiti-scarred wall in a ginnel off Market Street, head lolling forward, chin on chest, hands clutching his stomach. Read the first page
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By E. Bukowsky on Oct. 17 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Having loved Robinson's splendid novel, "In a Dry Season," I have become a big fan of this talented author. Even though "Blood at the Root" is not a top notch mystery, it still features the charismatic Inspector Alan Banks. Banks is a music-loving detective with marital problems and a penchant for drinking when he gets depressed. He is also having problems with his supervisor, who absolutely loathes him. In short, Banks is a flawed individual, but when he gets on the scent of the suspect, he is persistent in tracking down any criminal unlucky enough to be in his sights. Unfortunately, this time around, Banks is mired in a dull mystery. The plot revolves around neo-Nazi types who are trying to foster racial hatred in their community. One of their members is found brutally murdered, and the main suspects are Pakistani youths who had an argument with the victim before he was killed. The victim, as well as the other people who figure in this mystery, are not particularly compelling. However, I am still impressed with Robinson's sharp dialogue and his ability to delineate characters, and I will continue to read his work.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 17 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback
For those hunting for all Peter Robinson books, you should note that "Blood at the Root" was originally published in the UK as "Dead Right". Don't go ordering both....
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By A Customer on July 17 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I had never read any of Peter Robinson's previous books and didn't really know what to expect. Well there were really 'No worries'. The book moves crisply filling in the gaps of the story in a intelligent way and creating a interesting read. I really enjoyed the character of 'Inspecter Alan Banks' a complex and enjoyble creation. Plus he's a very good detective...
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