Friday, 21 August 2015

No Cure for Love by Peter Robinson

No Cure for Love
by Peter Robinson

Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

Yes, I too missed this one the first time around and am happy to have been given a second chance to discover the novel.

It's an interesting gap in history, so close but so far away. Technology, fashion, attitude, and probably some other more subtle things I did not catch.

And the story stands up just as well now as then.

Classic tension-building with surprises along the way. This novel delivers what we want from a mainstream psychological thriller.

Bring it on your next trip. Pack it in your beach bag. Trade it with a friend when you are done.

Just don't drop it in the tub.

From the Back Flap:

On the twentieth anniversary of No Cure for Love--Peter Robinson's classic, standalone noir mystery--comes this sharp repackage, which features an introduction by Michael Connelly.

     You think you do not know who I am, but you do. They took you away and Seduced you and stole you from me, just as the others did before. They have tried to blot out your Memory of me... But everything is clear now...

     At first, British TV star and recent Los Angeles transplant Sarah Broughton thinks the letters she has been receiving are from a typical fan--someone a little strange, perhaps, but harmless. But when her admirer--who identifies himself only as "M"--starts threatening Sarah and her loved ones, she turns to detectives Arvo Hughes and Maria Hernandez of the LAPD Threat Management Unit and experts in pursuing the most dangerous of stalkers. Pitted against a frighteningly twisted mind, the detectives test their expertise and experience to the limit in the desperate race to save Sarah's life.

     Twisted, fast-paced, and suspenseful, No Cure for Love will have readers on the edge of their seats.

About the Author

Peter Robinson
is the recipient of numerous awards for his Inspector Banks novels, including the prestigious Grand Prix de Littérature Policière for the French translation of In a Dry Season, the Edgar Award for the short story “Missing in Action,” Denmark’s Palle Rosenkrantz Award, and several Arthur Ellis Awards for Best Novel. In 2002, he was awarded the Dagger in the Library by the British Crime Writers’ Association. Robinson was born in Yorkshire, England, and immigrated to Canada after graduating from the University of Leeds. He now lives in Toronto.