Today's review is of Peter Robinson's, Children of the Revolution. Take a look at the synopsis:
A disgraced college lecturer is found murdered with £5,000 in his pocket on a disused railway line near his home. Since being dismissed from his job for sexual misconduct four years previously, he has been living a poverty-stricken and hermit-like existence in this isolated spot.
The suspects range from several individuals at the college where he used to teach to a woman who knew the victim back in the early '70s at Essex University, then a hotbed of political activism. When Banks receives a warning to step away from the case, he realises there is much more to the mystery than meets the eye - for there are plenty more skeletons to come out of the closet . .
From My Perspective:
Skeletons in the closet indeed! This was an excellent police procedural with lots of twists and turns.
Children of the Revolution refers to that of the sixties and early seventies and there is much reference to bands and their music and the eclectic tastes of Inspector Alan Banks. Yes, those were the good ole days. No witnesses, few clues at all and an introverted dead professor, sends Inspector Banks and his team on a wild goose chase in the present and forty years ago as well.
Robinson had a well plotted mystery and supported his solution with well developed characters who exuded intricate personality defects. Internal strife and rivalry also paved the way of the investigation. This was one of the more interesting police procedurals I've read recently and I rate it a 4 Wink read.
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