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A Necessary End by Peter Robinson
Follow Published 1990
Published by Pan Macmillan
Murder Mystery

A Necessary End by Peter Robinson

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Good: Solid Plot
Bad: Too many music references
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Rating: 3.3/10 (3 votes cast)

 Book Description

A murder happens in a small town at a small political demonstration. All the demonstrators that can be rounded up are interviewed and immediately there are a few suspects. The story leads you one way then the other through the suspects to a satisfactory ending. Inspector Banks at his best as the investigator.


 Book Review (Inspector Banks, No.3)

This is a great mystery novel, keeping you wondering, in the best style, to the end and Banks comes across very well as usual. He is such a likable investigator that you get really caught up in his life as well as the mystery.

A policeman gets killed at a small political demonstration and the investigation goes from there. The plot is well organised, and the characters are realistic and portrayed in depth, except Jenny’s boyfriend who seemed a thin red herring all along. Burgess, who is seconded from London to lead the investigation, is a proper nasty policeman, and makes no excuses for his shady methods and bullying behaviour, which in the end don’t actually solve the case.

Having said he was nasty I still hope he appears again in other books. The reason for the middling rating was the annoyingly frequent reference to American music, but I would certainly recommend this book as a good read.

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A Necessary End by Peter Robinson, 3.3 out of 10 based on 3 ratings

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