Past Reason Hated
A picturesque Yorkshire village is dressed in its finest for the upcoming Noel. But one of its residents will not be celebrating this holiday.Chief Inspector Alan Banks knows that secrecy can sometimes prove fatal'and secrets were the driving force behind Caroline Hartley's life…and death. She... show more
A picturesque Yorkshire village is dressed in its finest for the upcoming Noel. But one of its residents will not be celebrating this holiday.Chief Inspector Alan Banks knows that secrecy can sometimes prove fatal'and secrets were the driving force behind Caroline Hartley's life…and 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 more 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 move.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: October 3rd 2000
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Inspector Banks 0 (#5)
I finished this a while ago and don't remember much about it other than it moved very slowly, and despite the lesbians it was not that interesting. This book actually made me quit the series
This is the 7th Robinson Banks mystery I have read over the last two months, and I have reached the point of diminishing interest. The book is perfectly fine, if uninspired. It has become apparent however, that Robinson does fall into certain ruts. This is not the only one of the 7 in which the fema...
Robinson is an expatriate Yorkshireman living in Toronto; I have known of him for some time, but this is the first of his books I have read, and I must say I'm impressed. The comparison to P.D. James is not unapt - the characters ring true, and the plot arises solidly out of their psychology. I am...