Past Reason Hated

An Inspector Banks Mystery

Robinson, Peter

Book - 2000
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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 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.

Publisher: New York : Avon Books, [2000], c1991
ISBN: 0380733285
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY ROBINSON 2000
Characteristics: 373 p. ;,18 cm


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May 21, 2010
  • blossom21 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Well constructed story.


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Apr 02, 2012
  • DanglingConversations rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Early Inspector Banks Gendre, nice to have the background but I would not have predicted from reading this book that the series would catch on. Subject of lesbianism and incest is avant guard for the time of writing; Robinson took some chances in choosing this focus.


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