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Gallows View: The first novel in the number one bestselling Inspector Banks series (The Inspector Banks series, 1)

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The viewing figures were successful enough for three more adaptations to be commissioned– Playing With Fire, Friend Of The Devil, and Cold Is The Grave–under a series title DCI Banks showing as six one-hour episodes, which started airing on 16 September 2011. In the cellar of 35 The Hill, two people are dead, a third is dying, and behind a door more bodies are laid out.

Cold is the Grave won the 2001 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel [10] and the 2006 Danish Palle Rosenkrantz Award. Chief Inspector Alan Banks, a big-city detective newly arrived in the Yorkshire town of Eastvale, is suddenly confronted with a minor crime wave.

The considerable appeal of this first novel, an English village police procedural, lies in Robinson's updating of the genre with realistic treatment of contemporary violence and sexual issues, while maintaining the charm and civility of the setting.

The teleplay varies considerably from storyline presented in the novel and includes a different timeframe (i. The novel was selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the best mysteries of the year, nominated for the 1996 Hammett Prize, [4] and won the 1997 Arthur Ellis Award for 'Best Novel'.From the master of police procedural and bestselling author of Standing in the Shadows comes Gallows View, the first book in Peter Robinson’s the Inspector Banks series. In this artful abridgement of Inspector Alan Banks's 15th series appearance, things get personal for the Yorkshire policeman. Stephen Tompkinson ( Wild at Heart, Ballykissangel) plays Inspector Banks, and Andrea Lowe (The Bill, Murphy's Law) plays DI Annie Cabbot.

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