Hello, and welcome to the new InspectorBanks.com!
First of all, I would like to thank Ken Fletcher for handling the site for more years than I care to remember, and J. Alec West for being so much more than the host he started out as. Both have moved on to other things.
I would now like to welcome Kirk McElhearn and his son Perceval, who have designed and put together this exciting new version of the site. The new look and set-up is almost entirely due to them (all I had to do was pick a colour and a typeface now and then). It was designed for ease of use as much as for anything else.
Here we plan to keep you up to date with what’s happening in the world of Inspector Banks – events, new publications, interviews, reviews, awards, tours and so on – and provide in-depth information on the previous books through descriptions and links. There will be musical playlists for each book (starting right now with Friend of the Devil), links to mystery bookstores and, whenever possible, information about foreign editions. We will also introduce an FAQ section, where we will deal with such constantly recurring questions as where you can get hold of No Cure for Love and Banks’s progress towards the small screen.
Most of all, it is also your site, a place you can keep coming back to for up-to-date information. You can also e-mail me and the administrator through it, as before, and we will do our best to reply. And if there are any links or content you think would be useful and interesting to display, please let us know.
For now, though, have a stroll around and get the feel of it. Enjoy.
25 February, 2008
Richmond, North Yorkshire