A Dedicated Man

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A Dedicated Man
Author Peter Robinson
Country Canada
Language English
Series Inspector Alan Banks, #2
Genre Crime novel
Published 1988 (Macmillan)
Media type Print (Hardback), (Paperback)
ISBN 0-330-49160-1
OCLC 50843668
Preceded by Gallows View
Followed by A Necessary End

A Dedicated Man is the second novel by Canadian detective fiction writer Peter Robinson in the Inspector Banks series of novels. The novel was first printed in 1988, but has been reprinted a number of times since.


The body of a well-liked local historian is found half-buried under a drystone wall near the village of Helmthorpe, Swainsdale. Who on earth would want to kill such a thoughtful, dedicated man? Penny Cartwright, a beautiful folk singer with a mysterious past, a shady land-developer, Harry’s editor and a local thriller writer are all suspects–and all are figures from Harry’s previous, idyllic summers in the dale. A young girl, Sally Lumb, knows more than she lets on, and her knowledge could lead to danger. Inspector Banks’s second case unearths disturbing secrets behind a bucolic facade.

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