'The Alan Banks mystery-suspense novels are the best series on the market. Try one and tell me I'm wrong' Stephen KingA Dedicated Man is the second novel in Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series, following on from Gallows View.A DEAD BODY. HIDDEN SECRETS.BANKS WILL FIND THE TRUTH. The brutally murdered body of a supposedly well-liked local historian is found half-buried under a dry stone wall. But who would kill such a thoughtful, dedicated man? Young Sally Lumb, locked in her lover's arms on the night of the murder, tries to find the killer herself. But her good-intentions only leads to more danger. And when Chief Inspector Alan Banks is called to investigate and soon discovers that disturbing secrets lie behind the seemingly untroubled façade . . . A Dedicated Man is followed in the Inspector Banks series by A Necessary End.