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All the Colours of Darkness: DCI Banks 18

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Robinson does an interesting take on the small town police force clashes with secret service storyline, with a lot of new ground, in my opinion. In this masterful novel of psychological suspense, Peter Robinson delves once again into the dark recesses of the human mind and shows what can happen when evil rests there. Fans of the series will find enjoyment meeting up with favourite characters again but if you are new to the series do not start with this one as it is not representational of the series as a whole. At his best his writing was superb, his plotting tight and controlled, his characters people you expected to see when you looked up from the book. I look forward to the next book in the series and highly recommend this series to those who love police procedurals.

Why does she insist that Annie drop her inquiries to focus on the nonfatal stabbing of a teenaged drug dealer in East Side Estate? The photos produced among evidence were obviously the sort taken by a private investigator; again, Banks doesn't realise until the business card falls into his lap. Years later, now a detective chief superintendent who has been badly injured in the course of duty, he receives a medal for bravery at Buckingham Palace while recollecting that fateful night of his early career, when chance disguised itself as bravery.Author Peter Robinson and his protagonist, Chief Inspector Alan Banks, never fail to entertain or disappoint. While the prose for this novel is decent enough and the characters are still mostly enjoyable, the novel overall seems extremely weak and perhaps unfinished. In the initial struggle, Darzek blows up the base's power plant, dooming himself and the aliens to death by asphyxiation when their emergency supplies of oxygen run out in some weeks. finds the Yorkshire copper trying to unravel a murder-suicide with potential ties to national security. So do read it, if you have not, and follow the evolving tale of DI Banks and his staff in Yorkshire policing.

DI Annie Cabott soon discovers he is Mark Hardcastle, the well-liked and successful set designer for the Eastvale Theatre's current production of Othello. Now his own words about the victim’s latest production, Othello, come back to haunt him: “jealousy, betrayal, envy, ambition, greed, lust, revenge—all the colours of darkness.

Eastvale might be fictional but I know the area in which it's situated well and Peter Robinson has that part of North Yorkshire to perfection. Agatha Christie wrote a murder based on Othello and suggestions by a manipulator; I always thought it an awful and unreal mystery. The pursuers are in a BMW; they are behind from the git-go, and the driver cannot know the road as well as the Porsche driver. After a car accident causes her to miscarry, Jane's sister Barbara recommends seeing a psychiatrist, Dr. When young policewoman Maeve Kerrigan responds to a domestic disturbance, she's horrified to stumble across the latest victim.

The music has a lot more blues and psychedelic influence this time around, and it pays off big time. The story opens with the apparently accidental drowning of a sixth form student in the Norfolk countryside. Too many questions are left unanswered to suit Banks' "copper's curiosity," and soon the stubborn and diligent chief inspector embarks on a further investigation -- unofficial -- into the untimely deaths of the two gay lovers. Anyone who loves a good mystery should curl up gratefully with a cuppa to enjoy this rich 10th installment of the acclaimed British police procedural series.AUDIO: The reading would have been quite adequate except for some insane -- literally insane -- music stuck in at odd moments. There was Finally, I found the conclusion of the book to be implausible on the surface and to be more than a little disappointing.

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