Dead Right

Dead Right

An Inspector Banks Mystery

Book - 1997
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"When the brutally beaten body of a young man is found in an alley, Eastvale's Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and his colleague, Detective Constable Susan Gay, have no choice but to lock up the three Pakistani youths who seemingly started it all after an argument in a pub. But they're out in no time, and Banks is in big trouble with the chief for risking a racial incident with the arrest. Ordered to run the investigation from his desk and leave the legwork to others, Banks's hands are tied and his temper is flaring. When disturbing facts start emerging about the victim, Banks can't simply sit at his desk-and he soon alienates himself from both the investigation and his own department. While his twenty-year marriage crumbles around him, he tries to make sense of a gray world grown ever more black and sinister, as he follows a treacherous trail of hate, greed, and twisted philosophy that leads to the darkest pits of a man's inhumanity to man. Brilliant and exasperating by turns, Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks inhabits a Yorkshire landscape colored in shades of gray where good and evil seldom conform to their comfortingly ordinary colors of black and white."--Provided by the publisher.
Publisher: Toronto : Viking, 1997
ISBN: 9780140267167
Characteristics: 320 p. : ill ; 24 cm


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hermlou Jan 24, 2011

Inspector Banks investigates the death of a teenager who was kicked to death after being hit on the head with a beer bottle. Suspicion falls on a trio of Pakistanis whom he insulted at a pub, but the racist Albion League is also suspected. Complex plot reflects the culture and racial tensions in Yorkshire.

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