Playing with Fire (Large Print / Paperback)

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Fire It consumes futures and pasts in aterrified heartbeat, devouring damning secrets while leaving even greater mysteries in the ashes.

The night sky is ablaze as flames engulf two barges moored side by side on an otherwise empty canal. On board are the blackened remains of two human beings. To the seasoned eye, this horror was no accident, the method so cruel and calculated that only the worst sort of fiend could have committed it. There are shocking secrets to be uncovered in the charred wreckage, grim evidence of lethal greed and twisted hunger, and of nightmare occurrences within the private confines of family. A terrible feeling is driving police inspector Alan Banks in his desperate hunt for answers an unshakable fear that this killer's work will not be done until Banks's own world is burned to the ground.

About the Author

Peter Robinson is the author of the Inspector Banks novels, including "Strange Affair," which was chosen as one the best books of 2005 by the "Globe and Mail," the "South Florida Sun-Sentinel" and "January Magazine," and of two non-series suspense novels, "Caedmon's Song" and "No Cure for Love," "Strange Affair" has also been shortlisted for the "LA Times" Book Award for best crime fiction novel. He has also published a collection of short stories called "Not Safe After Dark," His novels have been translated into over sixteen languages, and he has won a number of international awards, including the MWA Edgar, the CWA Dagger in the Library, the Martin Beck Award, from Sweden, the Danish Palle Rosenkrantz Award, and the French Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere. He has also won five Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Awards.

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Praise For…

“So vivid that even those who aren’t usually fans of procedural thrillers will fill their fingers burning.”
-People (Critic's Choice)

“[Robinson’s] talents...account for both the quickness of mind that makes Banks such a keen protagonist.”
-New York Times Book Review

“Kept us up past our bedtime.”
-Boston Globe

“Robinson is not just a master storyteller, he’s a literary magician.”
-Montreal Gazette

“Crime fiction at its best.”
-Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

“Smooth as single malt.”
-Washington Post

“A taut pleasure.”
-Daily News

“A tale that’s both satisfyingly traditional in one regard, and thoroughly up-to-date in its setting and psychological insight.”
-Orlando Sentinel

“Robinson is on a winning streak.”
-Tampa Tribune

“[PLAYING WITH FIRE] has a loud ring of truth and a good deal of suspense.”
-Chicago Tribune

“Robinson has won just about every mystery award there is….His latest shows why.”
-Booklist (starred review)

“An engaging pleasure…like red wine, [Banks] gets better and more interesting with age.”
-Publishers Weekly

The novels of Peter Robinson are: “Deeply nuanced works of art.”
-Dennis Lehane

“The Alan Banks mystery-suspense novels are, simply put, the best series now on the market.”
-Stephen King

“Stunningly complex and intricately plotted....Peter Robinson fools and entertains me with every twist.”
-Nevada Barr

“Complex and intelligent.”
-London Sunday Times

“Exquisitely complex and atmospheric.”
-Los Angeles Times Book Review

“Taut, carefully thought out…with plots that are refreshingly cliché-free.”
-Time Out London

“Cunning…authentic and atmospheric.”
-The Independent (London)

“Different and intriguing.”
-Sunday Telegraph

Peter Robinson is:“A gifted creator of fully fleshed and vividly present characters.”
-Boston Globe

“A happy discovery.”
-Lady Antonia Fraser in the London Sunday Times

“A skillful writer…”
-Houston Chronicle

“Absorbing…Robinson continues to stretch the boundaries of the standard procedural.”
-Orlando Sentinel

“Robinson actually seems to grow in front of our eyes, delivering books of greater complexity each time.”
-Otto Penzler

-San Diego Union-Tribune

“The equal of legends in the genre such as P.D. James and Ruth Rendell.”
-St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061470523
ISBN-10: 006147052X
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: HarperLuxe
Publication Date: June 24th, 2008
Pages: 576
Language: English
Series: Alan Banks Series