A Necessary End is the third novel in Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series, following on from A Dedicated Man.In the usually peaceful town of Eastvale, a simmering tension has now reached breaking point. An anti-nuclear demonstration has ended in violence, leaving one policeman stabbed to death. Fired by professional outrage, Superintendent 'Dirty Dick' Burgess descends with vengeful fury on the inhabitants of 'Maggie's Farm', an isolated house high on the daleside. Inspector Banks is uneasy about Burgess's handling of the investigation. But he has been warned off the case. Soon Banks realizes that the only way he can salvage his career is by beating Burgess to the killer . . .
Peter Robinson grew up in Yorkshire and now lives in Canada. His Inspector Banks series has won numerous awards in Britain, Europe, the United States and Canada. There are now fifteen novels published by Pan Macmillan in the series. Aftermath, the twelfth, was a Sunday Times bestseller.
'The novels of Peter Robinson are chilling, evocative, deeply nuanced works of art' Dennis Lehane; 'Another fluently written, superior mystery... Robinson has created a stalwart cop in Alan Banks, a man who loves justice and understands a woman's heart.' Publishers Weekly