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Playing with Fire

(2004)
(Book 14 in the Inspector Banks series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Macavity Awards Best Novel (nominee)
'All Banks knew, as he forced himself to be detached and concentrate on the job at hand, was that a fire scene was unique and presented a number of problems he simply didn't encounter at other crime scenes. Not only was fire itself incredibly destructive, but the act of putting out a fire is destructive, too.' In the early hours of the morning, a man reports a fire on two old canal boats. One of the firefighters notices the use of accelerant at the scene and calls the police, but by the time Inspector Banks arrives, the fire brigade have put out the flames and only the smouldering wreckage remains. A body has been found on each barge, and all the evidence points towards a deliberate arson attack. One of the victims is Tina, a young girl with a drug addiction and a terrible past who had been living with her boyfriend Mark. The other is Tom, an artist who had been living alone. Now, with little evidence to go on and a number of possible suspects, including Tina's boyfriend, the local 'lock-keeper' who reported the fire, and Tina's own father, Banks must begin to delve into the lives of the victims, and to discover who could have wanted them out of the way forever...

Genre: Mystery    Get it on Google Play

"The Alan Banks mystery-suspense novels are, simply put, the best series now on the market. In fact, this may be the best series of British novels since the novels of Patrick O'Brian. Try one and tell me I'm wrong." - Stephen King


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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Playing With Fire
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 1-4352-9173-5 / 978-1-4352-9173-7 (USA edition)
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October 2004 : UK Hardback

Title: Playing with Fire [ Large Print ]
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 0-7505-2277-1 / 978-0-7505-2277-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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January 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Playing with Fire: A Novel of Suspense (Inspector Banks Novels)
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 0-06-019877-X / 978-0-06-019877-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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January 2004 : Canada Hardback
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Title: Playing With Fire
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 0-7710-7606-1 / 978-0-7710-7606-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
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January 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: Playing With Fire: The New Inspector Banks Novel (The Inspector Banks series)
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 0-333-98932-5 / 978-0-333-98932-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Paperback Editions

December 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Playing With Fire (The Inspector Banks Series)
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 1-5098-1078-1 / 978-1-5098-1078-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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November 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Playing with Fire (Inspector Banks Novels)
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 0-06-243130-7 / 978-0-06-243130-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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August 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: DCI Banks: Playing With Fire (The Inspector Banks Series)
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 0-330-54436-5 / 978-0-330-54436-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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June 2009 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Playing With Fire
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 0-7710-7619-3 / 978-0-7710-7619-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
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June 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Playing with Fire: A Novel of Suspense (Alan Banks Series)
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 0-06-147052-X / 978-0-06-147052-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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January 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: 10 Inspector Banks Books Boxset: Caedmon's Song, Dry Bones That Dream, Gallows View, The Hanging Valley, In A Dry Season, A Necessary End, Past Reason Hated, Playing with Fire, Wednesday's Child, Stra
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 0-330-45561-3 / 978-0-330-45561-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan Books
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2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Playing with Fire (Inspector Banks, #14)
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 0-330-45634-2 / 978-0-330-45634-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan Books
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March 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Playing with Fire: A Novel of Suspense (Alan Banks Series)
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 0-06-082464-6 / 978-0-06-082464-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperTorch
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2004 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Playing with Fire (Inspector Banks Novels)
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 0-06-103110-0 / 978-0-06-103110-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon
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December 2004 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Playing With Fire
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 0-7710-7607-X / 978-0-7710-7607-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
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August 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Playing With Fire (The Inspector Banks series)
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 0-330-49161-X / 978-0-330-49161-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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January 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Playing with Fire
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 0-333-98933-3 / 978-0-333-98933-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Audio Editions

June 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Playing with Fire
Author(s): Peter Robinson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
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June 2007 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Playing with Fire: Inspector Banks, Book 14
Author(s): Peter Robinson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
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February 2004 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Playing with Fire (Alan Banks Series)
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 1-4025-7370-7 / 978-1-4025-7370-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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January 2004 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Playing With Fire (The Inspector Banks series)
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 1-4050-3405-X / 978-1-4050-3405-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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January 2004 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Playing With Fire (The Inspector Banks series)
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 1-4050-4174-9 / 978-1-4050-4174-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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January 2004 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Playing with Fire
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 1-4025-7546-7 / 978-1-4025-7546-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Book
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2004 : USA Audio CD

Title: Playing With Fire (Unabridged on 12 CDs)
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 1-4025-7743-5 / 978-1-4025-7743-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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Kindle Editions

August 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Playing With Fire: The New Inspector Banks Novel
Author(s): Peter Robinson
Publisher: Pan
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March 2009 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Playing with Fire: A Novel of Suspense (Inspector Banks series Book 14)
Author(s): Peter Robinson
Publisher: William Morrow
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January 2009 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Playing With Fire (Inspector Banks series Book 14)
Author(s): Peter Robinson
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon CA