Piece of My Heart

by Peter Robinson

Series: Inspector Banks Novels (No. 16)

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  • 0061829757
  • 9780060544362
  • 9780061829758
  • 9780061190674
  • 9780061190698
  • 9780061190681

New York Times bestselling author Peter Robinson’s Chief Inspector Alan Banks must turn to a murder committed in the 1960s in order to solve a present-day homicide as he races to uncover their common link.

1969 . . . In an era of free love and rebellion, a dead body is discovered among the detritus of a recently concluded rock festival—a beautiful young woman stabbed so savagely through the chest that a piece of her heart was sliced off.

Now . . . A freelance journalist, a stranger to the region, is savagely bludgeoned to death in a shocking act of violence with no apparent motive.

Two murders separated by four decades are investigated by two very different but equally haunted investigators—one, a casualty of war unable to come to terms with a confusing new world; the other, a rogue policeman harboring ghosts of his own. But the truth behind a grisly present-day slaying may somehow be hidden in the amplified, drug-induced fog of a notorious past, propelling Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks into the darkest shadows of the peace, love, and rock 'n' roll generation.

A complex, multi-layered thriller, Piece of My Heart once again attests to Peter Robinson’s incomparable storytelling genius.

“Keeps you turning the pages into the night.… [Chief Inspector Banks is] good company.”—New York Times Book Review


  • HarperCollins; March 2009
  • ISBN: 9780061190674
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  • Title: Piece of My Heart
  • Series: Inspector Banks Novels (No. 16)
  • Author: Peter Robinson
  • Imprint: William Morrow
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0061829757
  • 9780060544362
  • 9780061829758
  • 9780061190674
  • 9780061190698
  • 9780061190681

In The Press

“A fast-moving story [with] some knockout scenery and an assemblage of delicately drawn characters.”

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0061829757
  • 9780060544362
  • 9780061829758
  • 9780061190674
  • 9780061190698
  • 9780061190681