Piece of My Heart - Peter RobinsonHodder & Stoughton, 2006, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper slightly ruffled at the edges with a closed ½" tear to the head of the lower panel.
3rd printing. [First Published: 2006]
From the cover: “To an observer looking down from the peak of Brimleigh Beacon early that Monday morning, the scene below might have resembled the aftermath of a battle. It had rained briefly during the night, and the pale sun coaxed tendrils of mist from the damp earth. They swirled over fields dotted with motionless shapes, mingling here and there with the darker smoke of smouldering embers.
THE END OF THE SUMMER OF 69. THE END OF THE BIGGEST ROCK FESTIVAL YORKSHIRE HAS EVER SEEN. AND THE END OF A LIFE.
As the organisers clear up after the party, they find an abandoned sleeping bag containing the body of a young woman, brutally murdered. Detective Chief Inspector Stanley Chadwick, a hard-headed WWII veteran, is assigned to the case. Chadwick has no time for the youth of the day, disrespectful and caring nothing for the sacrifices of an older generation. But the victim was related to a local band, the up-and-coming Mad Hatters, and Chadwick finds himself drawn unwillingly into the psychedelic Sixties pop scene.
After a difficult summer, DCI Alan Banks is back home in the Yorkshire Dales. When he is called to investigate the murder of a journalist writing an article on the Mad Hatters, he discovers it is not the first time the ageing rock superstars have been brushed by tragedy. And Banks will have to go back a generation to discover exactly what kind of hornets’ nest has been stirred up.
Peter Robinson’s stunning new Chief inspector Banks novel is his richest and most compelling yet.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Red titling to the Spine. In the Chief Inspector Banks series. 440 pages.