Peterborough Community Website - www.peterborough.net
- put Peterborough on the Best Seller list by helping novelist, Peter Robinson with research on his latest book.
The Inspector Bank series are set
mostly in Yorkshire, birthplace of Peter Robinson, who now lives in
Canada. But The Summer That Never Was, the thirteenth novel,
goes back to his main character's birthplace, Peterborough, UK!...
Close to the A1 a skeleton has been unearthed. Soon the body is
identified, and the horrific discovery hits the headlines...
Fourteen-year-old Graham Marshall went missing in Peterborough
during his paper round in 1965. The police found no trace of him.
His disappearance left his family shattered, and his best friend,
Alan Banks, full of guilt...
Website content editor, Jenny
Mogford said: "I was contacted via email early in 2002 by Peter
Robinson, who was trying to finalise his research on Peterborough
for the book. I put him in touch with a contact at Cambridgeshire
Constabulary and also contributed a few things that where included
in the final product."
The book is published in the UK and
Canada, but under a different title 'Close To Home' in the US, and
carries thanks to Jenny and www.peterborough.net
in the acknowledgements at the back. It reached the UK Best Seller
list in January 2003.
Jenny continued: "It was great
fun helping Peter with his research and hopefully helping to promote
Peterborough in some way, even if this is a pretty gruesome murder
mystery. I now treasure my own autographed copy and have read the
previous book, Aftermath and intend to keep going until I've read
For local people reading The Summer
That Never Was has added interest too as there's mention of quite a
few well known places. You can find a review online at www.peterborough.net
or visit www.inspectorbanks.com
to find out more about the whole series.