Set in Yorkshire, England, and featuring the much-loved Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and his team at Homicide and Major Crimes, this psychologically tense, intricately plotted mystery series, by award-winning author Peter Robinson, has won over millions of fans worldwide. Bundled together for the first time, these four outstanding novels reveal why Robinson is considered one of the world's most successful living crime writers.
In Aftermath, Banks and his team investigate a serial killer couple who prey on teenage girls. In Friend of the Devil, two violent crimes that occurred in separate locations, and an unusual episode in the life of one of Banks's colleagues, are expertly woven into a complex and compelling tale where the past comes back to haunt Banks.
In Playing With Fire, the team investigates two fiery deaths on a couple of derelict barges, but the dangerous secrets they uncover threaten to engulf Banks's case. And, in Strange Affair, when Banks receives a disturbing telephone call from his brother, he abandons the peaceful Yorkshire Dales for the bright lights of London to search him out. But his sibling has vanished into thin air, and now Banks fears they have had their final conversation. What unfolds combines an enthralling murder story with a deeper investigation of Banks's past and his troubled relationship with his brother.