Ow much Or does the elsewhere Past Reason Hated although bit dated when it comes to same sex
Relationships Novel Was First the novel was first in 1992 doesn t uite measure up to the suspense of A Dedicated Man or The Hanging Valley but I enjoyed this novel just the same It was nice to get to know Susan Gay newly minted as a detective constable a little better and to see Banks back in his London milieu A picturesue Yorkshire village is dressed in its finest for the upcoming Noel But one of its residents will not be celebrating this holidayChief Inspector Alan Banks knows that secrecy can sometimes prove fatal and secrets were the driving force behind Caroline Hartley s life 26and death She was a beautiful enigma brutally stabbed in her own home three days prior to Christmas Leaving her past behind for a forbidden love affair she mystified than a few And now she is dead clothed only in her unshared mysteries and her blood In this season of giving and forgiving Banks is eager to absolve the innocent of their sins But that must wait until the many facets of a perplexing puzzle are exposed and the dark circle of his investigation finally closes and when a killer makes the next moveMy ReviewThis was a very interesting mystery with different characters and plot and I enjoyed it very much but not as much as some of the others I have read I know this series keeps getting better and better so I do look forward to reading from Peter Robinson A lesbian woman who was in an amateur production of Twelfth Night is murdered Does the motive lie in the present or in the past Chief Inspector Banks and his team which now includes Inspector Susan Gay must puzzle it out Everyone seems to be hiding something Sergeant Hatchley married and received a promotion moving to a coastal town but still serving under Banks The murder takes place just before Christmas Most seasoned mystery readers will determine the perpetrator early but the pacing of the investigation keeps readers interested regardless I listened to the audio version read by James Langton who does a good job as usual Good Inspector Banks story a classical whodunit uite mellowly paced Actually reminiscent of Sj wallWahl such as Roseanna Is eager to absolve the innocent of their sins But that must wait until the many facets of a perplexing puzzle are exposed and the dark circle of his investigation finally closesand when a killer makes the next movePast Reason Hated is a relentlessly suspenseful novel that shows why Peter Robinson is one of the world’s most acclaimed and popular mystery write.
Inspector Alan Banks faces a crime that appears to
be motivated by the victims sexuality The plot limps along a little Banks is static in what readers discovermotivated by the victims sexuality The plot limps along a little Banks is static in what readers discover him and the characters take on a stereotypical tone with little depth Readable but a little one dimensional I am looking forward to the next instalment picking up the pace the subtle nuances and good old fashioned detective work Caroline Hartley was a beautiful enigma brutally stabbed in her own home three days prior to Christmas Leaving her past behind for a forbidden love affair she mystified than a few And now she is deadPeter Robinson s Inspector Banks series just keeps #GETTING BETTER AND BETTERI LOVE HIS ATTENTION TO DETAIL #better and betterI love his attention to detail to the little things in his character s lives that makes them human or real to us allowing letting minutiae to overtake the storyline I didn t like this book as much as the previous one Usually the killer least one expected is revealed in the final chapters after obtaining multiple clues through the investigation In this one however ou get a hunch about hisher identity after finishing 60% of the story And I hate it when my hunch is right Other tha Poor Chief Detective Inspector Alan Banks You would think Christmastime in the Yorkshire Dales where he works would be a slow time giving him time to spend with his wife Sandra and his children Tracy and Brian No such luckIt is only after Caroline Hartley the manager of an Eastvale caf and an enthusiastic newcomer to the Eastvale Amateur Theatrical Society is found stabbed to death that so many secrets come to light her lesbian relationship with the wife of a renowned classical composer her wild The Summer I Wasn't Me years in London her childhood Where in this 26ear old woman s life lies the key to why she was brutally killed With her lover Veronica Sheldon With Veronica s estranged husband Claude Ivers who believes that Caroline enticed his wife away from him With Gary Hartley Caroline s much Khaiye Aur Vajan Ghataiye younger brother who resents her fleeing the family home and leaving him to cope with their invalid father With one of Caroline s castmates from the Eastvale Amateur Theatrical Society With someone from Caroline s sixears in London about which no one seems to kn. Atal and secrets were the driving force behind Caroline Hartley's lifeand deathShe was a beautiful enigma brutally stabbed in her own home three days prior to Christmas Leaving her past behind for a forbidden love affair she mystified than a few And now she is dead clothed only in her unshared mysteries and her bloodIn this season of giving and forgiving Banks. Neil Pearson does a fine job of reading Peter Robinson s fifth story featuring Chief Inspector Alan Banks Unfortunately the story does not live up to the uality of the narration the suspects are never fully developed beyond shallow stereotypesHopefully this is just a weak entry in what is proving to be a highly entertaining series For all that I adore Peter Robinson s Inspector Banks books this one frustrated me In all fairness it still had wonderful characters Banks himself demonstrating compassion and empathy towards suspects and guiding through example a new and eager DC Susan as she embarks on her first case PERIPHERAL CHARACTERS ARE ROUNDLY DRAWN AND characters are roundly drawn and get a marvellous sense of them with merely a few words or some dialogue something Robinson does so well Place and the season are also evoked with flair What irritated
me was the fact that usually the criminal and the motivewas the fact that usually the criminal and the motive the crime are buried beneath a mountain of clues and the reader joins Banks as he digs and sieves through the layers each chapter bringing us closer each page leading towards a revelation that can leave Tales from a Pilots Logbook you on the edge ofour seat In this way we delight in various discoveries the links formed and enjoy the light bulb moment where everything
becomes clear With this book the murderer and I m hovering between 2 and 3 stars This is myclear With this book the murderer and I m hovering between 2 and 3 stars This is my novel by this author Peter Robinson I like the MC Inspector Banks He sounds like an all around good guy I liked the dialog the most even when it was feeling overused It helped to lend credibility to the characters I also liked the other characters but they seemed uite distant I never felt like I got to know any of them I wasn t pulled in and I think it is because this was a different sort of CrimeMystery book than what I m used to The MC methodically spends his time sifting through the clues and going from interview to interview That didn t make for an interesting read especially since it was easy to conclude who did it Also some of the ideas perpetuated about gaylesbian living were antiuated and seem to date this book Overall I still liked the characters and the methodical approach in its investigation So 3 stars A slight hiccup in the series for me Chief. From New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award winning author Peter Robinson comes this gripping thriller in the tradition of Louise Penny and Elizabeth George set in a picturesue Yorkshire village during the upcoming Christmas seasonbut one of its residents will not be celebrating this holidayChief Inspector Alan Banks knows that secrecy can sometimes prove .