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Summary

Dry Bones That Dream is the seventh novel in Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series, following on from Wednesday's Child

It was 2:47 a.m. when Chief Inspector Alan Banks arrived at the barn and saw the body of Keith Rothwell for the first time. Only hours earlier two masked men had walked the mild-mannered accountant out of his farmhouse and clinically blasted him with a shotgun. 

Clearly this is a professional hit - but Keith was hardly the sort of person to make deadly enemies. Or was he? For the police investigation soon raises more questions than answers. And who, exactly, is Robert Clavert? 

The more Banks scratches the surface, the more he wonders what lies beneath the veneer of the apparently happy Rothwell family. And when his old sparring partner Detective Superintendent Richard Burgess arrives from Scotland Yard, the case takes yet another unexpected twist.... 

©2018 Macmillan Digital Audio (P)2018 Peter Robinson

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twist and turns in every chapter.

the story takes you on a ride that you dont want to stop. Another brillant book by Peter Robinson.

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Terrific

This series rarely disappoints. Banks is a fully rounded character and his colleagues are also believable.

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Lots of twists

Don't assume you know the answer, you need to read/listen until the end. good twists to the story

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Tedious with poor narration

Boring and dated story with truly poor narration. Has put me off this series. The ’twist’ was not a suorise

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Telegraphed twist

Up to the usual standard of this series' police procedural, but the twist was telegraphed from about a third of the way in and it did get teeth-gritting waiting for the penny to drop for the characters. Interest sustained by the various strands of investigation, and generally this series is reliable. Banks himself continues to be a curious blank with no discernible character, but at least that means he doesn't have Terrible Dark Secrets and so on.