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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Currently reading: Peter Robinson

I believe I've already told you guys how much I like to read good thrillers. Well, some time ago I made a discovery that's proved absolutely gorgeous: the books of Peter Robinson.

Peter Robinson was born in Yorkshire, Great-Britain in 1950, but moved to Canada where he is now an acclaimed author, who has won many awards.

His main character is Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks, a mid-thirties guy in the beginning of the series. Rather happily married to Sandra and father to a boy and a girl. The stories are built up well, and have a good psychological insight in the feelings and motives of everyone featuring in the books.

Up to now, there are already 19 titles in this series: Gallows View, A Dedicated Man, A Necessary End, The Hanging Valley, Past Reason Hated, Wednesday's Child, Final Account, Innocent Graves, Dead Right, In A Dry Season, Cold Is The Grave, Aftermath, Close To Home, Playing With Fire, Piece Of My Heart, All The Colors Of Darkness, Bad Boy and Before The Poison.
The next book will come soon, in January.

Due to the success of the books, British broadcasting company ITV made a TV adaption of some of these stories. Series One was a 4-part adaptation, consisting of two episodes per part. The second series is now being broadcasted on ITV and made a further adaptation of newer novels.

The main role is being played by Stephen Tomlinson, but the byroles are played by different actors.
Both the books and the TV series are to be recommended!

Anyone read Robinson already? If so, what do you think of the books?

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