Before the Poison (Paperback)

By Peter Robinson

HarperLuxe, 9780062107039, 594pp.

Publication Date: February 21, 2012



-The accomplished Robinson never disappoints, mixing well-developed characterizations with edge-of-the-seat action.-
--New Orleans Times-Picayune

-Make no mistake, he's among the very best.-
--The Times (London)

Already justifiably acclaimed for his bestselling crime fiction novels featuring British Chief Inspector Alan Banks (-The best series now on the market- --Stephen King), Peter Robinson delivers a truly stunning standalone thriller, Before the Poison. Brilliantly combining the rich, atmospheric narrative of his award-winning In a Dry Season with the twists and suspense of the noir classic Laura, Before the Poison tells the riveting story of a composer who comes to the scene of a notorious crime and becomes obsessed with a beautiful, mysterious, and possibly very dangerous woman. Evocatively set in the picturesque Yorkshire Dales, Before the Poison is a masterful tale of mystery and suspense from the Anthony and Edgar(R) Award winner whose extraordinary fiction Janet Maslin of the New York Times compared to, -the masculine, brooding work of Dennis Lehane, Michael Connelly, Harlan Coben, George P. Pelecanos, and Jonathan Kellerman.-

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