Past Reason Hated by Peter Robinson
An Inspector Banks Mystery

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It’s the holiday season in a peaceful Yorkshire village, but there are no glad tidings for Caroline Hartley, brutally stabbed to death in her own home. Her body, naked and bloody, is found by her lover, Veronica, three days before Christmas. Detective Constable Susan Gay and Chief Inspector Alan Banks must unravel Caroline’s enigmatic past to discover her killer. This is no small task, as the suspects include Veronica’s ex-husband, a feminist poet, the cast and crew of Caroline’s play, and Caroline’s reclusive brother. Gay, recently promoted, has much at stake professionally, and Banks is keen to solve this puzzle, but family secrets and hidden desires must first come to light. Fifth in the critically acclaimed Inspector Banks Mystery Series.

About Peter Robinson

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Peter Robinson's award-winning novels have been named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly, a Notable Book by the New York Times, and a Page-Turner of the Week by People magazine. Robinson was born and brought up in Yorkshire, England, and now divides his time between North America and Richmond, Yorkshire.
Published November 21, 1991 by Viking. 272 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Young Adult. Fiction

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But all the while he's questioning Caroline's present and former lovers, her fellow-actors in an amateur production of Twelfth Night, and the brother she left behind to take care of her bedridden father, Banks feels certain that the key to her death is a Vivaldi choral work left playing on her ph...

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In this literate mystery, Chief Inspector Alan Banks must deal with the vicious stabbing death of a young lesbian in a room illuminated by the light of a crackling fire and a Christmas tree, the murder by starvation of an incestuous old lecher, the slashing to ribbons of a Twelfth Night cast's co...

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After a few quiet months in Eastvale there was news of a murder on only her second day in the job – and she could be forgiven for not knowing whether she was pleased or scared.

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