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Friend of the Devil

(2007)
(Book 17 in the Inspector Banks series)
A novel by

 
On a cliff edge overlooking the North Sea, a quadriplegic woman in a wheelchair stares unseeingly at the waves. She had been murdered. And, miles away, in a storeroom in the Maze, a medieval warren of yards and alleys at the heart of Eastvale, Yorkshire, a young woman lies sprawled on a heap of leather scraps. She too has been murdered. Their bodies are discovered at about the same time that DI Annie Cabbot, on secondment to the Eastern Area force, wakes with a severe hangover in the bed of a young man she barely recognizes. From these three strands, Peter Robinson weaves his latest complex and compelling story.

While DCI Alan Banks tries to figure out how anyone was able to murder Hayley Daniels, when the closed-circuit cameras trained on the entrances to the Maze show that no one preceded or followed her into its shadows, Cabbot learns two things that make her blood run cold: the real intentions of her one-night stand and the true identity of the quadriplegic woman. A ghost from the past is back to haunt both her and Banks.

Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks novels are among the best detective fiction in the world, and their multi-layered stories continue to surprise, engross, thrill, and delight readers. Friend of the Devil is a superb showcase of how deftly he balances horror with humour, police procedures with the nuances of all-too-human emotions, and endings with the promise of new starts. Once again, Robinson transcends the usual limits of the genre in this dazzling novel about the obsessive power of vengeance.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

February 2008 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Friend of the Devil (Inspector Banks Novels)
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 0-06-054437-6 / 978-0-06-054437-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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August 2007 : UK Hardback
Title: Friend of the Devil: DCI Banks 17
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 0-340-96274-7 / 978-0-340-96274-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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September 2007 : Canada Hardback
thumbTitle: Friend of the Devil
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 0-7710-7610-X / 978-0-7710-7610-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
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August 2007 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Friend of the Devil: DCI Banks 17
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 0-340-83689-X / 978-1-4056-1902-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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Paperback Editions

August 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Friend of the Devil: An Inspector Banks Novel (Inspector Banks Novels)
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 0-06-240026-6 / 978-0-06-240026-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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January 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Friend of the Devil: DCI Banks 17
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 1-4447-9196-6 / 978-1-4447-9196-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
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September 2011 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Friend of the Devil: DCI Banks 17
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 1-4447-3017-7 / 978-1-4447-3017-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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December 2008 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Friend of the Devil (Inspector Banks Novels)
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 0-06-054438-4 / 978-0-06-054438-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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August 2008 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: Friend of the Devil
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 0-7710-7543-X / 978-0-7710-7543-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
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April 2008 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Friend of the Devil
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 1-4447-6109-9 / 978-1-4447-6109-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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April 2008 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Friend of the Devil: DCI Banks 17
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 0-340-83691-1 / 978-0-340-83691-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
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February 2008 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Friend of the Devil (Inspector Banks Novels)
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 0-06-136702-8 / 978-0-06-136702-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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January 2008 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Friend of the Devil
Author(s): Robinson Peter
ISBN: 1-4447-3899-2 / 978-1-4447-3899-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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August 2007 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Friend of the Devil: DCI Banks 17
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 0-340-83690-3 / 978-0-340-83690-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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Audio Editions

June 2012 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Friend of the Devil
Author(s): Peter Robinson
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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June 2012 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Friend of the Devil
Author(s): Peter Robinson
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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March 2012 : UK Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: Friend of the Devil
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 1-4450-1799-7 / 978-1-4450-1799-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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March 2012 : UK Audio CD
Title: Friend of the Devil
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 1-4450-1800-4 / 978-1-4450-1800-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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March 2012 : UK MP3 CD
Title: Friend of the Devil
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 1-4450-1801-2 / 978-1-4450-1801-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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January 2009 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Friend Of The Devil
Author(s): Peter Robinson
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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February 2008 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Friend of the Devil CD (Inspector Banks Novels)
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 0-06-145753-1 / 978-0-06-145753-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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February 2008 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Friend of the Devil
Author(s): Peter Robinson
Publisher: HarperAudio
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February 2008 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Friend of the Devil
Author(s): Simon Prebble (Narrator) Peter Robinson (Author)
ISBN: 1-4159-4849-6 / 978-1-4159-4849-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books On Tape
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Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Friend of the Devil (Inspector Banks series Book 17)
Author(s): Peter Robinson
Publisher: William Morrow
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November 2008 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Friend of the Devil (Inspector Banks series Book 17)
Author(s): Peter Robinson
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon CA   

September 2008 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Friend of the Devil: DCI Banks 17
Author(s): Peter Robinson
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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