Dead Right: An Inspector Banks Mystery

by Peter Robinson | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0330482173 Global Overview for this book
Registered by waderwoman on 11/4/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by waderwoman on Wednesday, November 04, 2009
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Journal Entry 2 by waderwoman at Cafe Zen OBCZ in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire United Kingdom on Friday, December 04, 2009

Released 9 yrs ago (12/4/2009 UTC) at Cafe Zen OBCZ in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire United Kingdom

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Taking to the meet up- if no one takes it I shall leave it on the shelves.
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Journal Entry 3 by littlemark from Middleton, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Nice coffee.

Lightweight, decidedly average Crime Thriller. Characters from the 'How to write a Crime Thriller' school, a plot which meanders rather than twists and turns, and some distinctly clunky attempts at political correctness.

Other than the murder victim, who's slightly more complex character is not fully explained or developed (being dead doesn't help I suppose), the characters are dreadfully stereotypical. Violent drug dealing Rastas, educationally challenged right-wing skins, Asian youth exploring their Islamic roots, a 'Skinflint' jewish pub landlord called Jacob for christ sake! The ham-fisted attempts at moralising which attempt to explain this mish-mash of 'usual suspects' would be more credible if the author hadn't so lazily populated his book with so many racial and social stereotypes himself.

As a read, this could all be forgiven if the plot was gripping, but sadly it's not, and I found myself several chapters ahead of the detectives throughout most of the book.

The more Crime Thrillers I read, the more I realise that this genre seems to exist on a level where mediocrity is the accepted writing standard, and the really good examples of the style are few and far between. I really should stop reading them....

Released 9 yrs ago (5/19/2010 UTC) at Morrisons Supermarket in Loughborough, Leicestershire United Kingdom

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