A Necessary End

A Necessary End Violence erupts at an anti nuclear demonstration in Eastvale leaving one policeman stabbed to death At first there are over a hundred suspects but then things narrow down to the people who live on M

  • Title: A Necessary End
  • Author: Peter Robinson
  • ISBN: 9780330491631
  • Page: 428
  • Format: Paperback
  • Violence erupts at an anti nuclear demonstration in Eastvale, leaving one policeman stabbed to death At first there are over a hundred suspects, but then things narrow down to the people who live on Maggie s Farm , an isolated house high on the daleside Among the suspects is Dennis Osmond, a social worker involved with Jenny Fuller, Inspector Banks s friend As if thisViolence erupts at an anti nuclear demonstration in Eastvale, leaving one policeman stabbed to death At first there are over a hundred suspects, but then things narrow down to the people who live on Maggie s Farm , an isolated house high on the daleside Among the suspects is Dennis Osmond, a social worker involved with Jenny Fuller, Inspector Banks s friend As if this isn t enough to cope with, Banks finds his freedom hampered by the appointment of an old enemy, Detective Superintendent Richard Dirty Dick Burgess, to head the investigation Finally, warned off the case, the only way Banks can salvage his career is by beating Burgess to the killer

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    About "Peter Robinson"

    1. Peter Robinson

      Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information Peter Robinson was born in Yorkshire After getting his BA Honours Degree in English Literature at the University of Leeds, he came to Canada and took his MA in English and Creative Writing at the University of Windsor, with Joyce Carol Oates as his tutor, then a PhD in English at York University He has taught at a number of Toronto community colleges and universities and served as Writer in Residence at the University of Windsor, 1992 93.Series Inspector BanksAwards Winner of the 1992 Ellis Award for Best Novel Winner of the 1997 Ellis Award for Best Novel Winner of the 2000 Anthony Award for Best Novel Winner of the 2000 Barry Award for Best Novel Winner of the 2001 Ellis Award for Best Novel.

    775 thoughts on “A Necessary End”

    1. A Necessary End: Banks and the Inevitable ConclusionThis is my third outing with good man Inspector Alan Banks. I'm coming to rather like him. I've followed Banks from the beginning in Gallows View, published in 1987. To date the series strikes me as a fine ,well written police procedural told from a more gentle perspective, in a more peaceful and bucolic setting. In Yorkshire. The fictional town of Eastvale, more specific.For Banks, in his debut, had left his more high pressure job in London as [...]

    2. A small anti-nuclear demonstration in Eastvale turns into a brawl between protestors and police, and in the melee, someone stabs a police constable from neighboring Scarborough to death. Chief Detective Inspector Alan Banks immediately begins processing the 36 protestors who were arrested, interviewing the 10 who went to the hospital, and trying to track down the other four dozen or so who were at the protest. With all the confusion of the protest-turned-riot, Banks knows that the investigation [...]

    3. Peter Robinson's third DCI Banks novel is full of fascinating characters . I loved the five years of the DCI Banks TV series & must admit I do find it hard to get Stephen Tompkinson's portrayal of the character out of my mind, even though he is quite different to the man in the novels.The books are developing well & hopefully I will end up enjoying them as much as I enjoyed the TV series.

    4. When a small riot breaks out at a small demonstration in the normally quite quiet Eastvale, the town is a bit shaken up. When the dust clears and one of the Police officers at the scene turns out to be dead, everything and everyone in the community is affected. DCI Banks struggles this time with investigating members of his community, some that he has befriended, most of which he has built relationships with, at least trust and/or mutual respect. At the same time he tries to learn about the fall [...]

    5. A Necessary End is not my favorite of Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series, but is still a good read.A policeman is stabbed to death in an anti-nuclear demonstration in Eastvale, Inspector Bank's new home territory. Because it is the death of a policeman, an old colleague, Detective Superintendent Richard 'Dirty Dick' Burgess, is sent to head the investigation and wastes no time in alienating the locals. "Dirty Dick" is one of the old school policemen - the sort who pick a likely suspect and [...]

    6. t my favorite Inspector Banks novel. The pacing was so slow that I felt I was the one having every mundane conversation with each suspect and fellow officer, except I didn't have any cigarettes or pints to get through them.

    7. One of the reasons I prefer British police procedurals is because of the lack of "action" and the complexity of the stories by so many British authors. There aren't car chases or shootouts in most of them. If there is shooting, it's limited. Peter Robinson is one of those authors. I enjoy his Inspector Alan Banks, a nuanced and interesting character, who likes all kinds of music (except pop which includes crooners as the author calls them), is educated and thoughtful and doesn't go for the easy [...]

    8. The more I read of these books, the more I like Banks (if you put to one side the fact that he keeps thinking about cheating on his wife - who was absent for most of the book). He is intrinsically a good man - a good policeman and although sometimes he has to bite his lip and do his job, he genuinely cares about the people affected. He just gets really irritated when people lie to him.A policeman is stabbed to death at a nuclear demo in the town. There are a number of political factions involved [...]

    9. This book, A Necessary End, is aptly titled. It is the third book in the Inspector Banks Mystery series, a time when Alan Banks is still happily married and living with his family in their Yorkshire home. However, his wife and kids are conveniently out of town during the couple of weeks the action of this book takes place, so Banks can go home, listen to his music, and guzzle his scotch in peace after a hard day of sleuthing.The deaths of two characters act as bookends to the plot, with the seco [...]

    10. A demonstration against a political speaker in Eastvale turns violent and a policeman is killed. Is it the work of terrorists of whatever persuasion? Or is it just an unfortunate accident with tempers flaring and things getting out of hand? The powers that be are keen to avoid a political scandal and fear anarchic elements. A former colleague of DCI Banks is sent to investigate and doesn't go down well with the locals or with Banks himself.This is a well plotted and interesting crime novel. The [...]

    11. In this 3rd Inspector Banks novel, a political protest in Eastvale turns rowdy and a policeman from a nearby town is knifed during the fracas. Detective Dick Burrows (or Dirty Dick as Banks calls him) is brought in from London to investigate the murder, to Banks' dismay. Suspicions are placed on some aging hippies living in a place called Maggie's Farm 4 miles from Eastvale. Burrows antagonizes everyone he talks to, and annoys the women at the farm with his lewd talk and leering glances. Jenny, [...]

    12. This is worth reading just for the look back at how things were in the sexist, politically incorrect days of yore. The story didn't grab me particularly and Robinson really doesn't write women well but it's fun to hate the vile misogynist Superintendent Burgess who thinks that police brutality is the norm and women have no other purpose than to serve him. All the men wear car coats and driving gloves, DNA hasn't been discovered yet, an Amstrad is the height of modernity, everyone smokes eveywher [...]

    13. A Necessary End by Peter Robinson is the third book in the Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks mystery series. It's a fine mystery and is unusual for its carefully braided plot. As Banks says, "Oh for a nice English village murder, just like the ones in books: a closed group of five or six suspects, a dodgy will, and no hurry to solve the puzzle." . . .To read the rest of my review go to my blog at:maryslibrary.typepad/my_we

    14. DI Banks is called in to investigate the murder of a cop during a local riot; suspicion falls on the local residents of a communal farm. Banks is further saddled by a tough guy investigator from Scotland Yard who likes to stir things up. Meanwhile the wife and kids are away and his thoughts fall on psychologist Jenny a little more than they should.

    15. This book is the third in the Inspector Alan Banks series - the murder of a policeman at a demo. This was not my favourite inspector Banks- I found the plot slow paced and did not warm to the characters. However a good ending with all the lose ends tidied up.

    16. During an anti-nuclear demonstration the police baton-charged the crowd of demonstrators and one of the cops ended up stabbed. With more than one hundred people involved, it’s a murky case. Banks wants to investigate the victim PC Gill; what if someone wanted to take him out? A crowd would be the perfect way. Plus, he turns out to be a bit of thug. He loved working the protests and crowd control, where he could baton people with abandon. And be paid overtime for it.A bunch of local greenies li [...]

    17. After reading and enjoying the initial volume in this series, I opened "A Necessary End" with anticipation but was disappointed.I found the plot convoluted and Robinson did little to interest me in any of the characters. I enjoy novels in which the actors are nuanced, and aside from Chief Inspector Banks and a woman he sometimes flirts with, the other characters felt like stick figures. The plot involves an investigation into the murder of a policeman during an anti-nuclear protest demonstration [...]

    18. A Necessary End is the third book in the Inspector Banks series. This books begins with an anti-nuke pro-environment rally and ends with a dead copper. Banks is left to solve the case, with too many suspects and yet no witnesses, and hampered by a dirty dealing Inspector brought in from the outside. Banks has a history with Burgess and describes him as “.me anyone and Burgess is to the right of them”.Really good snapshot of the Thatcher era with its anti-nuke fears in the public, anti-Americ [...]

    19. Banks' family are gone to visit Sandra's parents throughout this book, so they don't figure in at all except when he calls to see how they are. Eastvale has a peaceful anti-nuke demonstration that turns violent, and a PC from the next town is stabbed to death. Scotland Yard sends a former colleague of Banks to lead the investigation, a womanizing asshole who enjoys wielding his power over witnesses and colleagues alike. The contrast between these two is a clever way to provide the reader with in [...]

    20. I genuinely liked the book.Peter Robinson always incorporates the backdrop of his setting very vibrantly. Also all the images of the paintings,human emotions,and the scenery, they all are very strikingly intense.It gets superimposed on my brain. There were some laughs. All his books are a page turner to me. I love the Chief Inspector Banks.His train of thoughts,actions are unique and at the same time makes him a stand out from all the other detectives. But I can see the ending was sort of abrupt [...]

    21. An anti nuclear demonstration in a small Yorkshire town turns violent, and in the fracas a policeman is stabbed to death. The boorish and arrogant Dick Burgess is sent from London to head the investigation, and DCI Banks realises that Burgess is antagonising all the locals. He reluctantly undertakes his own enquiries to identify the killer.Imaginative and compelling crime novel with an interesting plot. Robinson captures all the mistrust and anger of Thatcher's Britain, without getting bogged do [...]

    22. **spoiler alert**This is book three in my goal to re-read all 24 of Robinson’s Alan Banks series. I loved revisiting how Banks meets ‘Dirty Dick’ and how their relationship works and how it’s left at the end!The mystery stumped me, to a point.In this book, more so than the previous two, I could pick out passages and sentences that Robinson would have edited in other books - he’s such a taut writer, the tiniest ‘extravagance’ is immediately evident. Oh how I love his writing! On to [...]

    23. A decent police procedural with a good lead inspector. If you enjoy the genre then you will enjoy it, no doubt. One thing that did bug me slightly, however, was some of the dialogue and characterisation. Set in Thatcher's Britain and in Yorkshire, there is certain language used trying to tie it to the setting that doesn't quite ring true. It reminds me of a non-native English speaker trying to use slang for the first time. In the context, it makes perfect sense but it lacks some degree of natura [...]

    24. 4 stars. Another good police procedural from Robinson, the 3rd in his Inspector Banks series. A demonstration ends with a police officer stabbed to death and Banks and Superintendent Dirty Dick Burgess, sent down from London, have suspects galore. Most are living on "Maggie's Farm" and almost everyone there is a suspect. But things aren't always as they seem, the cop killed was a problem, and the case becomes muddier and muddier. A very good read.

    25. I am so glad I remembered this series--I really like Banks. He's just a regular cop, no huge issues, has a lvoely wife and kids. The mysteries are usually surprising, and I like how human he is, how part of him is uncomfortable with how he does the job, because he's got to dig around in people's lives to get at the truth.

    26. Story is okay and I enjoyed some of the intrigue of the murder mystery. This is the third book in the "Inspector Banks" series that I've read, and I don't have an attachment to the main character. I've enjoyed the development of the other characters in the murder more. Not sure that I'll continue with the series.

    27. Well-plotted. The author has created interesting characters who are developing deeper layers as the series progresses. He also uses the setting well in developing both plot and characters. This series got its start in the 1980's but the cultural references do not detract from the story. I will continue to read the series!

    28. An early DI Banks mystery. Violence erupts at an anti-missile-site protest site in Yorkshire and a cop (who has a violent reputation himself) is stabbed. Banks is assigned the case but has to work with an obnoxious detective sent up from London. I like the Banks character - literate, fond of American blues music. And this series is intelligent.

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