I enjoyed the musical references in the 1969 storyline. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In one, Banks and his partner, DC Annie Cabot, investigate the 2005 murder of music journalist Nick Barber. This is another cracking story from Peter Robinson. Here is another strong entry (number 16) in the Peter Robinson's DCI Banks series. I have to do a lot of reading for research for my own writing, so I read the first couple in the series, then moved on. I was glad to see that we got to learn a little more about Brian and he got a bit of a story line. I adore Robinson's Inspector Banks series, and each novel typically delivers the perfect blend of intrigue, character development, and plot. My wife and I both enjoyed it so much we bought the first book in the series and now have all but one of them. My wife and I both enjoyed it so much we bought the first book in the series and now have all but o. The 1960's part was a bit dated but the mystery was interesting. In this book 16 of the Inspector Banks series, Peter Robinson does an excellent job in switching between three separate murder cases, two from 1969 and one from the present day, which seem to be related somehow. He did a similar plot device in A Dry Season. He skilfully blends two murders that are decades apart and of course there are connections between them both which make for an engrossing page-turning journey for the reader. April 24th 2007 'Piece of My Heart' is the 16th outing for DCI Alan Banks and is arguably the best yet. This engrossing novel commences in 1969, when a lovely young, free-spirited woman is found dead in a sleeping bag after a huge music concert and the suspects range from concert attendees to the musicians themselves. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Banks has a new boss, a very ambitious woman; he and Annie are good friends, but have obviously had a different relationship in the past; his son Brian and girlfriend have "come to stay" with him for awhile. The action covers the 60s and 70s and touches on the changing practices of the police as well as the present, where, as ever, we find out more about Inspector Banks’s colleagues and also his family. The Ultimate Good Luck (1981) presents an… It was published in 2006. I really enjoyed this novel from two of my favorites! I've just finished the 16th, Piece of My Heart. Peter Robinson succeeds in cleverly interweaving two murder investigations, one in the past, one in the present and further enhances his reputation as one of the best British … I found the hippies from the 60's to be very believable and the plot was very interesting and entertaining. And it was good making links to real bands. Lots of name dropping of the major bands of the time and Bank's problems with a new boss. In Alyssa Cole’s unnerving social thriller When No One is Watching, Sydney Green returns to Brooklyn after a traumatic breakup to find... To see what your friends thought of this book. I really couldn't see the point of another description of the (modern day) detective's lunch.Also didn't really give a hoot about any of the characters. Really liked the link to the past in 1969. I am trying to read Peter Robinson's mysteries in order. There are two interwoven story lines here which made the story pass with a quick pace. This is book #16 in Peter Robinson’s DCI Banks series. by Simon Schuster Audio. We know from the beginning that the murder of a freelance journalist is tied to a previous murder of a young woman with ties to a 60's rock band at a long ago open air festival. That's what helps him bag the villains at … In short, it’s... To see what your friends thought of this book, The first DCI Banks novel I read was A Dry Season. I have another installment waiting on my shelves and I look forward to it. It starts in 1969 with Detective Inspector Stanley Chadwick investigating the murder of a young woman. I am a huge fan of the music from the time period (it is my listening preference). I'm looking forward to reading the next installment and highly recommend this series to those who love mystery thrillers. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It has 2 storylines, one taking place in 1969 and one in the present day. Much better than the TV adaptation. I was not sure how the story was going to. It was published in 2006. I generally want my mysteries to be fast and exciting reads. Banks finds he has to delve into the past to find out exactly what hornets' nest the journalist inadvertently stirred up. This book follows two murders years apart and has Inspector Banks searching back to the older one in an attempt to get a handle on his. Always more than just a copper, Banks is ever the interesting character with hinterland and a life that’s been lived, which makes this book in the series even more readable than your average crime fiction novel. I really did not care for the constant flip-flop between the two cases: each set in its own time, place, and with a different set of characters. by Harper. This is the first book I've read in this series. It’s time to turn your attention to something dark and twisty, to a story (or two or three) so engaging, the pages just fly by. And if he”, Macavity Award Nominee for Best Mystery Novel (2007), Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Nominee (2008). Awww this is my 48th Mary Higgins Clark novel and Under Suspicion #7 ~ yep I am a fan! We know from the beginning that the murder of a freelance journalist is tied to a previous murder of a young woman with ties to a 60's rock band at a long ago open air festival. But this one...not so much. Around 80% of the way through the book, you know what happened so the last of the book was a little boring/predictable as it wrapped up but I still recommend the read. I like the continuity between books and I like the characters. The present day story is about the murder of a young journalist. The detective assigned to the case, Stanley Chadwick, is a hard-headed, strait-laced veteran of the Second World War. I imagine this had to have been one of MHC's last writings before her death. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The 1969 story is about a young woman murdered at a music festival. Start by marking “Piece of My Heart” as Want to Read: Error rating book. In the other, set in 1969, DI Chadwick looks for the killer of a young woman who was stabbed, after midnight, at an outdoor music festival. A reliably good mystery in the Laurie Moran series. I particularly like the way this story alternates between the solving of a crime in the past and in the present day. 3 stars. Can I read this without reading the others? And this was every couple of pages! I'm a fan of Robinson's Inspector Banks series, set in Yorkshire. I really enjoyed this novel from two of my favorites! Laurie and her father pursue the kidnappers with plenty of red herrings thrown in. Having read several very good books in this series which kept me up long past my bedtime because I just had to find out what happened, this one didn't seem as good to me. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Expected publication: I'm a fan of Robinson's Inspector Banks series, set in Yorkshire. The teleplay varies considerably from storyline presented in the novel, and includes a different timeframe (the murder takes place in 1988), while the name of the band is changed to The Crystal Kiss. I thought I had it all figured out but of course I was wrong--that's what makes these novels so engaging. Dedicated page on author's website, with extract, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Piece_of_My_Heart_(novel)&oldid=973699706, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 18 August 2020, at 18:26. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published In the present, Inspector Alan Banks is investigating the murder of a freelance music journalist who was working on a feature about the Mad Hatters for MOJO magazine.
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