Before the poison: [a novel]

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"The accomplished Robinson never disappoints, mixing well-developed characterizations with edge-of-the-seat action." --New Orleans Times-Picayune

"Make no mistake, he's among the very best." --The Times (London)

Already justifiably acclaimed for his bestselling crime fiction novels featuring British Chief Inspector Alan Banks ("The best series now on the market" --Stephen King), Peter Robinson delivers a truly stunning standalone thriller, Before the Poison. Brilliantly combining the rich, atmospheric narrative of his award-winning In a Dry Season with the twists and suspense of the noir classic Laura, Before the Poison tells the riveting story of a composer who comes to the scene of a notorious crime and becomes obsessed with a beautiful, mysterious, and possibly very dangerous woman. Evocatively set in the picturesque Yorkshire Dales, Before the Poison is a masterful tale of mystery and suspense from the Anthony and Edgar® Award winner whose extraordinary fiction Janet Maslin of the New York Times compared to, "the masculine, brooding work of Dennis Lehane, Michael Connelly, Harlan Coben, George P. Pelecanos, and Jonathan Kellerman."

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Last Grouping Update 2019-07-18 22:53:02PM
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subject_facet Banks, Alan (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Composers -- Fiction, Euthanasia -- Fiction, Guilt -- Fiction, Large type books, Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction, Police -- England -- Yorkshire -- Fiction, Widowers -- Fiction, Yorkshire (England) -- Fiction, Yorkshire Dales (England) -- Fiction
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