Helen's past comes back to haunt her when an old friend looks to her for help after claiming that he is being framed.
When eminent lawyer Anaan Kamel is found dead by an underground river, evidence seems to point to former employee Marcus Leyton with whom she was having an affair. But Banks and Helen believe the family are hiding something when daughter Nafeesah reveals that Anaan's brother Bilal hit her during an argument.moreless
Michael has been injured in an arson attack which also killed his autistic son Robbie.
A compromised investigation into the accidental shooting leads to DI Morton's suspension from duty. DCI Banks is forced to risk his own career in a desparate attempt to save his daughter's life.
DI Morton is the subject of an internal investigation when a routine operation to recover a firearm goes badly wrong. DCI Banks leads the hunt for the gun's owner, and discovers to his horror that his own daughter, Tracy, has been associating with him.moreless
Annie discovers that the victim's father was the SIO on the historic murder case, and that vital paperwork is missing. As the team investigate, it seems certain that one murder provided the motive for the other. Annie, meanwhile, confesses that her child's father, a suspect in the case, is unaware of her pregnancy.moreless
An investigative journalist is found dead in a chalet in a small village. Banks establishes a connection to a death in the 1980s and members of a cult rock band. He is unsettled by a personal connection between Annie and a suspect in the latest case. Helen feels that the journalist's father, a candidate for police commissioner, is being obstructive.moreless
The dead child is confirmed as having died from a heroin overdose, suggesting a connection with the ongoing missing person investigation. Alan and Annie work to unravel the drugs trade on the Elthorpe estate, while DI Helen Morton suspects that Kyle’s mother might have arranged his abduction.moreless
A single mother reports that her 11-year-old son Kyle has been abducted by bogus social workers. DS Annie Cabbot, returning from maternity leave, feels sidelined as the mother's story falls apart and DCI Alan Banks and the team uncover some unsavoury truths about the missing boy.moreless
Following the collapse of the murder trial, Banks remains determined to prove the case against his suspect. Ongoing investigations by Morton and Jackman would seem to implicate the victim's boyfriend, but then another schoolgirl is found murdered.moreless
A schoolgirl has been murdered, and possibly raped. A local theatre director implicates himself by giving a false statement, and when forensic evidence links him to the murder scene, Banks is convinced he has his man. DI Morton is concerned that Banks may have closed his mind to other possibilities.moreless
Following the vicious assault on Pamela Jeffries, DCI Banks is determined to understand more about the complex life of murder victim Keith Rothwell, and his investigation brings him into further conflict with DCI Burgess. DI Morton, meanwhile, believes that the return of the dead man's son will provide a fruitful line of enquiry.moreless
DCI Banks and DI Morton investigate the murder of a chartered accountant who has been leading a double life. The detectives uncover a link to a money-laundering racket which leads to a conflict with an ongoing fraud investigation.moreless
DCI Banks breaks the news of his brother's murder to their parents. He clashes with DI Morton, who reasons he is too close to the case to lead the investigation, but the pair must put aside their differences as they attempt to trace the escort Carmen, who appears to have a connection to both victims. The evidence the pregnant escort provides leads the detectives to a horrific realisation.moreless
DCI Banks gets a telephone call from his estranged brother, Roy, asking for help, and rushes off to Harrogate to find him. DI Helen Banks, drafted in to the major crimes team, leads an investigation into the murder of a woman shot dead in her car, and evidence found at the scene suggests a connection to DCI Banks. DS Annie Cabbot tries unsuccessfully to warn her boss,but he cannot be reached. Banks, meanwhile, uncovers complications in his brother's personal and professional lives.moreless
The dead girl is identified as Emily Rydell. The ongoing investigations point to a connection between each of the three murders, and Banks and Cabbot come to suspect one of their team to be implicated in a criminal conspiracy.moreless
A man commits an armed robbery and is then brutally murdered, but Chief Superintendent Rydell wants DCI Banks to find and bring home his runaway teenaged daughter, Emily. Annie Cabbot becomes convinced that the robbery was staged.moreless
DC Templeton's body is discovered, and Annie becomes convinced that the murder is connected to that of Lucy Payne. The suspect in the Daniels murder case is cleared, so DCI Banks must establish how the real murderer was able to avoid detection.moreless
DCI Banks assigns DS Cabbot as SIO when the mutilated body of a woman is found on the Yorkshire Moors, while he investigates the murder of a teenaged girl whose body has been found in a storage room. Annie discovers that her victim was Lucy Payne.moreless
A third victim is discovered and Banks, the subject of a possible complaint by the Asperns, is determined to identify the man behind art forgery scam. Annie's relationship with Keane makes her a target for the killer.moreless
Two bodies are found after a fatal fire on some narrow boats. Police suspect arson, and the discovery of a forged Turner landscape leads DCI Banks and DS Cabbot to connect the victims to an art forgery scam. Annie Cabbot becomes involved with an art expert assigned to the investigation. Banks, meanwhile, suspects that the father of one of the victims is deliberately withholding vital information.moreless