Playing with Fire

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In the early hours of a cold January morning, two narrow boats catch fire on the dead-end stretch of the Eastvale canal. When signs of accelerant are found at the scene, DCI Banks and DI Annie Cabbot are summoned. But by the time they arrive, only the smouldering wreckage is left, and human remains have been found on both boats.

The evidence points towards a deliberate attack. But who was the intended victim? Was it Tina, the sixteen-year-old who had been living a drug-fuelled existence with her boyfriend? Or was it Tom, the mysterious, lonely artist?

As Banks makes his enquiries, it appears that a number of people are acting suspiciously: the interfering 'lock-keeper', Tina's cold-hearted step-father, the wily local art dealer, even Tina's boyfriend . . .

Then the arsonist strikes again, and Banks's powers of investigation are tested to the limit . . .

About Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson grew up in Yorkshire and now lives in Canada. His Inspector Banks series has won numerous awards in Britain, Europe, the United States and Canada. There are now fifteen novels published by Pan Macmillan in the series. Aftermath, the twelfth, was a Sunday Times bestseller.

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Books by Peter Robinson

Aftermath
Aftermath
Innocent Graves
Innocent Graves
Dry Bones That Dream
Dry Bones That Dream
Cold is the Grave
Cold is the Grave
In A Dry Season
In A Dry Season
The Summer That Never Was
The Summer That Never Was
Dead Right
Dead Right
Not Safe After Dark
Not Safe After Dark
Wednesday's Child
Wednesday's Child
Caedmon's Song
Caedmon's Song
Past Reason Hated
Past Reason Hated
Gallows View
Gallows View
A Dedicated Man
A Dedicated Man
A Necessary End
A Necessary End
DCI Banks: Dry Bones That Dream
DCI Banks: Dry Bones That Dream
DCI Banks: Strange Affair
DCI Banks: Strange Affair
DCI Banks: Innocent Graves
DCI Banks: Innocent Graves
DCI Banks: Cold is the Grave
DCI Banks: Cold is the Grave
DCI BANKS: Playing With Fire
DCI BANKS: Playing With Fire
Playing With Fire
Playing With Fire
The Hanging Valley
The Hanging Valley
Strange Affair
Strange Affair

Books in the Series

Aftermath
Aftermath
In A Dry Season
In A Dry Season
The Summer That Never Was
The Summer That Never Was
Dead Right
Dead Right
Wednesday's Child
Wednesday's Child
Past Reason Hated
Past Reason Hated
Gallows View
Gallows View
A Dedicated Man
A Dedicated Man
A Necessary End
A Necessary End
DCI Banks: Dry Bones That Dream
DCI Banks: Dry Bones That Dream
DCI Banks: Strange Affair
DCI Banks: Strange Affair
DCI Banks: Innocent Graves
DCI Banks: Innocent Graves
DCI Banks: Cold is the Grave
DCI Banks: Cold is the Grave
DCI BANKS: Playing With Fire
DCI BANKS: Playing With Fire
Playing With Fire
Playing With Fire
The Hanging Valley
The Hanging Valley
Strange Affair
Strange Affair