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  1. The Price of Love and Other Stories
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  2. The Price of Love and Other Stories

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From the New York Times bestselling author comes a riveting collection of short fiction, marked by the piercing psychological insight and brilliant characterization that are hallmarks of his acclaimed novels.

Ever since the publication of his first mystery featuring Detective Inspector Alan Banks, Peter Robinson has been steadily building a reputation for compulsively readable and perceptive novels that probe the dark side of human nature. Plumbing the territory that his work has so successfully staked, The Price of Love and Other Stories includes two novellas and several stories featuring the Yorkshire policeman at his finest. In these stories, the disparate motives that move humans to harm one another, from love and jealousy to greed and despair, are all explored with fascinating depth.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Peter Robinson
Binding
Paperback
EAN
0971487606552
Edition
Reprint
Format
Bargain Price
Label
William Morrow Paperbacks
Manufacturer
William Morrow Paperbacks
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
368
PublicationDate
2010-08-24
Publisher
William Morrow Paperbacks
ReleaseDate
2010-08-24
Studio
William Morrow Paperbacks
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Peter Robinson is best known for his book-length work concerning the exploits of Detective Inspector Alan Banks of the London Major Crimes Unit, which makes THE PRICE OF LOVE AND OTHER STORIES a much-anticipated and most welcome treasure.

Banks is somewhat low-key, possessed of an encyclopedic knowledge of popular music and a tendency to be unlucky in love. He is also, to the criminal mind, a quite lethal adversary. Robinson's sharp characterizations of not only Banks but also of his supporting cast combine with intriguing plots to make this series a revered one among mystery aficionados. The 12 shorter works that comprise THE PRICE OF LOVE do not all concern Banks, but exhibit the same high quality of craft as do their better known (and longer) cousins.

THE PRICE OF LOVE is wisely and delightfully bookended by two Inspector Banks novellas. "Going Back" opens the volume; it had never been published in the United States before, though portions of it appear in... Read more
I'm not normally a fan of short stories, but I'm a huge Peter Robinson fan so I bought The Price of Love. I loved it. Some of the stories have already been described by other reviewers so I'll just say I liked every one and I think you will too. I liked the Inspector Alan Banks stories as they gave new insight into his past. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good story.
This twelve story collection proves Peter Robinson has a wider range than just the Banks police procedural novels though the great Detective Inspector stars in some of the entries. Banks stars in two bookend novellas, "Going Back" which affirms you can go home even when it turns nasty and "Like a Virgin" in which he left London for Eastvale following a horrific crime he investigated. Both are terrific as are banks' short entries. However what make the anthology even more engaging is the other stories that run the gamut of time and place. During WWII in Yorkshire, Black American GI "Cornelius Jubb" is accused of rape more so because of the color of his skin; also in WW II, but on the continent a soldier relates his fears as "Shadows on the Water" has him wondering whether he has the red badge of courage. In "The Cherub Affair" a Noir downtrodden tough guy private eye hooks up with a femme fatale in need. With a suspense that crosses into horror and two more Banks shorts, THE... Read more
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