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Playing With Fire answers a number of questions about their history and how certain events in subsequent novels unfold

Only 17 left in stock (more on the way). Playing With Fire answers a number of questions about their history and how certain events in subsequent novels unfold. It’s a serious, twisted story about deceit, art, murder, and complex relationships. This was definitely a page-turner, holding my interest tightly through until the well-pulled together conclusion. We have a glimpse of Alan and Annie’s previous relationship, his failed marriage, and what’s new in Annie’s world.

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In Playing with Fire, award-winning, internationally bestselling author Peter Robinson delivers a modern masterwork of suspense that confirms his standing as one of the brightest literary lights in crime fiction - a blistering tale of murder and betrayal that is as frightening, devastating, and hypnotic as flame itself.

Chief Inspector Alan Banks finds himself up against a diabolical arsonist in this electrifying novel of suspense from New York Times bestselling author Peter Robinson. In the early hours of the morning, a man reports a fire on two old canal boats

Chief Inspector Alan Banks finds himself up against a diabolical arsonist in this electrifying novel of suspense from New York Times bestselling author Peter Robinson. In the early hours of the morning, a man reports a fire on two old canal boats. One of the firefighters notices the use of accelerant at the scene and calls the police, but by the time Inspector Banks arrives, the fire brigade have put out the flames and only the smoldering wreckage remains. A body has been found on each barge, and all the evidence points towards a deliberate arson attack.

Playing with Fire is the 14th novel by Yorkshire-born, Canadian detective fiction writer Peter Robinson in the Inspector Banks series. It was published in 2004, and nominated for that year's Hammett Prize. It was published in 2004, and nominated for that year's Hammett Prize even though two bodies are then found on board

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Peter robinson series . The eighth novel in the critically acclaimed Inspector Alan Banks series.

Peter robinson series: Inspector Banks. Detective Inspector Banks had seen crimes just as savage in London, but somehow the murder of a teenage girl seemed all the more shocking in the quiet Yorkshire village of Eastvale. Deborah Harrison had been found one foggy night in the churchyard behind St Mary's, strangled with the strap of her school satchel. One of the world's greatest suspense writers returns with this gripping, powerful new novel featuring Inspector Alan Banks, hailed by Michael Connelly as "a man for all seasons.

Playing with Fire is the 14th novel by Canadian detective fiction writer Peter Robinson in the multi award-winning Inspector Banks series of novels. The novel was first printed in 2004, but has been reprinted a number of times since Plot. The novel was first printed in 2004, but has been reprinted a number of times since Plot even though two bodies are then found on board. But was it arson or accident?

Investigating a dual arson case that has claimed three lives on an English canal, Detective Inspector Banks teams up with fellow investigator Annie Cabot and discovers that the victims are linked to an art forgery operation. 50,000 first printing.

Comments: (7)

Tygolar
I've read every Inspector Banks novel available, and they never disappoint. This one was especially well-developed and intriguing. By now we've come to know the characters well, and that adds depth to the story - another layer, if you will. Annie gets a bigger role than normal here, as one of the subplots involves her; it's always good when there's more Annie. Banks is Banks, full of pathos, whiskey, and his ever churning intellect. Winsome is underused, my only criticism.

A well-thought-out, intricate police procedural of the highest order. Good stuff
Ubranzac
This is one of the best books in the DCI Banks series. Two canal boats are destroyed in a suspicious fire. Each boat contains a victim, but if the fire was deliberately set, were both people intended victims or just one? If only one, which one? The story is complex with a winding path to the resolution. DI Annie Cabbott has a big role and as she is an interesting character, this is a plus. Nevertheless, she seems a bit pale compared to the Cabbott in the film version of the Banks books. The crusty medical examiner has become a cliché in police procedurals and should be dispensed with. In all, this is a first rate police procedural.
Stan
Shamefully, I admit that I continue to read the Inspector Banks’ novels out of order, as they come across my path.

And yet, there’s something intriguing about weaving the pieces and parts of Alan Banks’ and Annie Cabbot’s lives together in my head that keeps me going about this disorganized path of reading.

Playing With Fire answers a number of questions about their history and how certain events in subsequent novels unfold. It’s a serious, twisted story about deceit, art, murder, and complex relationships.

This was definitely a page-turner, holding my interest tightly through until the well-pulled together conclusion.

We have a glimpse of Alan and Annie’s previous relationship, his failed marriage, and what’s new in Annie’s world. One thing that continues to draw me into the Banks books is that the characters are well developed. They are as screwed up as real people, making mistakes and hitting the nail on the head at others. Their actions, even those of the bad guys, are believable, not pushed through in order to make the plot unfold.

Add this to another Peter Robinson book I truly liked.

Note:
As a Christian, I do hate “Christ” being said as an exclamation and cringe when the f-word appears. We have many words in our English language and I’m not sure why great writers don’t use them.
PanshyR
Well-constructed plot. The plots, subplots, and red herrings were well integrated. (Perhaps I am biased because I was suspicious of the eventual villain about 40% through the book.) There was a reasonably balanced power relationship between the male detective (Banks) ad his female assistant (Annie). [After all, she saves his life at the end!]

My only negative about the book was trying to figure out how the short preface and the epilogue fit in with the story.

(The book was much more coherent than the movie version [that I saw AFTER reading the book].)
Vut
This is a great series, interesting characters, excellent detail (sometimes too much, both in crimes and in the reality of our daily lives). I read each of his books as they come out, but sometimes with trepidation. What is this one going to do to me? They are not easy, they can be very close to the bone, revealing a little too much of the society that we live in, forcing us to take off the blinders or smash a wall or two we have built around us. Uncomfortable, leave the lights on kind of reading. Utterly compelling and fascinating with excellent development throughout the series - perhaps I care too much about the characters? Read in order for maximum effect although each case is 'finished'. The effects of each case though remains both with you and the characters.
Conjulhala
The plot deals with several murders, and gives graphic descriptions of dead bodies including badly burned corpses and a man splattered by a shotgun blast. It also deals with autopsies and the smell of death. Not for the faint at heart.
There is collateral damage as the plot develops. If you are looking for a novel where the main villain is punished you will be disappointed. Some characters get more than they deserve as punishment for misdeeds, and some go unpunished.
This is a complex plot, dealing with topics ranging from pedophilia to stolen identities. It makes you wonder if you really know the people around you. It also explains why many police officers drink, some heavily, considering what they must deal with in the course of investigations, and why they may be inclined to get a bit rough on the assumption that the suspect must be guilty of something.
The plot is a little unfinished as some people seem to just drop out of sight. In the words of Shakespeare, some people vanish into thin air. One can wonder what happened to Mark.
breakingthesystem
I've been enjoying Peter Robinson's novels for a long time. This one didn't fail me, although Annie is one nasty piece of work. It's to his credit that Alan Banks is able to tolerate her. Their affair probably helps, because at least he has that to mitigate. I genuinely like Alan Banks and I very much enjoy the tangled mysteries we get to watch him solve.
Impossibly long with few interesting high points. Plot an interesting idea but the author drew out facts and conversations way past any possibility of keeping the interest of the reader.
Playing with Fire: A Novel of Suspense (Alan Banks Series) download epub
Mystery
Author: Peter Robinson
ISBN: 0060824646
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Mystery
Language: English
Publisher: HarperTorch (March 1, 2005)
Pages: 352 pages