By Peter Robinson
There are human bones buried in an open box, the continues to be of a misplaced teenaged boy whose disappearance devastated a group greater than thirty-five years in the past ... and scarred a guilt-ridden pal forever.
A long-hidden horror has been unearthed, dragging a tormented policeman again right into a previous he may possibly by no means actually fail to remember regardless of how desperately he attempted. A heinous crime that happened too on the subject of domestic nonetheless has its grip on leader Inspector Alan Banks -- and it's top him right into a darkish position the place evil nonetheless dwells. as the secrets and techniques that doomed younger Graham Marshall again in 1965 stay alive and deadly -- and irritating them may well fee Banks even more than he ever imagined.
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Extra info for Close to Home (Chief Inspector Banks, Book 13)
No one doubted their financial acumen—the figures spoke for themselves—but their management style was bizarre, to say the least. They traded punches and insults with each other with equal frequency. Muscle, not mediation, was the watchword when these two got together. Jim, two years his brother’s senior and the more reserved of the two, adopted an almost paternal air toward Artie. But on a cold, raw San Franciscan night in February 1991, the two men had their final argument. M. on the twenty-seventh, police were summoned to Artie Mitchell’s house by his girlfriend, Julie Bajo.
Charles Stielow DATE: 1915 LOCATION: West Shelby, New York SIGNIFICANCE: The role of expert witnesses has often been shrouded in controversy. For the most part their evidence is given impartially, but, as demonstrated here, arrogance and greed often cloud purportedly objective testimony. M. on March 22, 1915, Charles Stielow, a German immigrant of enormous strength and feeble intellect, awoke at the farm where he worked in West Shelby, New York. Walking to the barn to begin his day’s work, he discovered the body of Margaret Wolcott, the farm housekeeper.
There were splashes of blood on the floor and running board, and under the passenger seat lay an empty cartridge case. This was handed to Robert Churchill for analysis. Churchill came from a family of London gunsmiths that made and sold sporting guns and rifles, but his real interest lay in the study of weapons and their projectiles. On those rare occasions when Scotland Yard needed to consult a firearms expert, his was the opinion in demand. He identified the cartridge as a Mark IV, an obsolete bullet filled with black powder and manufactured at the Woolwich Arsenal in 1914.
Close to Home (Chief Inspector Banks, Book 13) by Peter Robinson