Friday, April 25, 2014

Children of the Revolution by Peter Robinson is a Blast From the Past (giveaway)

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from partners In Crime Book tours, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it!

Welcome to our stop on the Children of the Revolution tour today! 

Children of the Revolution

by Peter Robinson

on Tour March 24 - April 30, 2014

Multiple-award-winning, New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author Peter Robinson returns with a superb tale of mystery and murder that takes Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and his colleague DI Annie Cabbot back to the early 1970s—a turbulent time of politics, change, and radical student activism—to solve a case that has been decades in the making.

The body of disgraced college lecturer Gavin Miller is found on an abandoned railway line by a woman out walking her dog early one winter morning. In the four years since Miller's dismissal for sexual misconduct, he's been living like a hermit, listening to music from his college days and existing as frugally as possible on the outskirts of a small village. So where did he get the five thousand pounds found in his pocket?

Leading the investigation, Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks begins to suspect that the victim's past may be connected to his death. Forty years earlier the dead man attended a university that was a hotbed of militant protest and divisive, bitter politics. And as the seasoned detective well knows, some grudges are never forgotten—or forgiven.

Just as Banks is about to break the case open, his superior warns him to back off or risk losing the promotion he has been promised. Yet Banks isn't about to stop, even if it means risking his career altogether. He's certain there's more to the mystery than meets the eye, and more skeletons to uncover before the case can finally be closed.

You can download the first chapter on Peter's Facebook page!


This is was a great mystery- the detectives start out with virtually no info on the victim or who could have wanted him dead and have to keep at their digging in his past until they can find a suspect, and then they find too many and step on some toes! It was a great character study on how far people will and will not go to protect what they see as 'theirs', protect their past and to get revenge! Another wonderful Banks mystery, with lots of subtle undercurrents between the team, as old and new members clash. In many ways this book lets us see more of Banks inner thinking and while you may guess who the suspect might be about 3/4th of the way through, the 'why' will leave you stumped until the end! A brilliant Spring read! Check it out if you love a good mystery!

About the Author:

peter robinsonAmong Peter Robinson’s award-winning Inspector Banks novels, there are titles which have been named "Best Book of the Year" by Publishers Weekly, a "Notable Book" by The New York Times, and a “Page Turner of the Week” by People. Robinson was born and brought up in Yorkshire, England, and now divides his time between North America and the UK.

Check out his website, and Facebook for more.

(Photo by Niall McDiarmid)


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