Innocent Graves (Mass Market Paperbound)

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The worst that can possibly happen . . . has.

A beautiful child is dead defiled and murdered in a lonely graveyard on a fog-shrouded evening. It is the sort of horrific crime Chief Inspector Alan Banks fled the city to escape. But the slaying of a bright and lovely teenager from a wealthy, respected family is not the end of a nightmare. Lies, dark secrets, unholy accusations, and hints of sexual depravity swirl around this abomination like leaves in an autumn wind, leading to a shattering travesty of justice that will brutally divide a devastated community with suspicion and hatred. But Banks must remain vigilant in his hunt because when the devil is left free to pursue his terrible calling, more blood will surely flow.

Praise For…

The novels of Peter Robinson are:“chilling, evocative, deeply nuanced works of art.”
-Dennis LeHane

“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.”

“Different and intriguing.”
-Sunday Telegraph

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

“a skillful writer…”
-Houston Chronicle

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

-San Diego Union-Tribune

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

“[A] painful but enlightening journey into the past.”
-New York Times Book Review

“This one is entertaining and sophisticated, crime writing of a high order.”
-Washington Post

“Suspenseful and engrossing.”
-Orlando Sentinel

“So readable…”
-Seattle Times

Product Details
ISBN: 9780380820436
ISBN-10: 0380820439
Publisher: Avon Books
Publication Date: March 30th, 2004
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: Inspector Banks Novels