This actually helps Banks win acceptance from the Yorkshiremen no women on the police force. We are told his enthusiasms embrace Monteverdi's Orfeo, Berg's Lulu, Britten's Peter Grimes, Puccini's Tosca and Madama Butterfly as well as Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress. However, all the places, fictional and actual co-exist in the series. This review is for the audiobook version of the story. Simply because a street in the Yorkshire town where the story unfolds has that name.
Investigating these cases is Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks, a perceptive, curious and compassionate policeman recently moved to the Yorkshire Dales from London to escape the stress of city life. Instead the poor Inspector is involved in a case of a peeping tom that may have escalated to violence. Banks, amidst all this, has a cast of gorgeous women sliding in ,with some regularity, into his life, and sliding out again, with varying degrees of amicability at the end of it. Detective Banks have a different yet fine taste in music. Banks is a former London policeman who relocated to Yorkshire, assuming that the pace of life and the crime rate would both be slower. Sometimes they don't 'carry over. Alan Banks is an interesting character, having moved from London to Eastvale in Yorkshire, in the hope of a quieter police life.
The only explanation I can find for my profound disappointment is that this is a first novel. I liked it from the very opening pages and enjoyed the story thoroughly. But whether related or not, perverse local acts and murderous ones are combining to profoundly touch Banks's suddenly vulnerable personal life, forcing a dedicated law officer to make hard choices he'd dearly hoped would never be necessary. He worked as a member of the Metropolitan Police in the Unsolved Crime Squad. The first adaptation was broadcast as two episodes, each an hour long. The fourth novel in the series, The Hanging Valley, was one of the nominees for an Arthur.
This remains to be the main driving force that persuaded him to move to Eastvale from London. Author Peter Robinson even won the award by the Crime Writers Association. I love those that develop the character as we go, and a perfect example are the Inspector Banks series by Peter Robinson, which I just finished yesterday. There are old hand-built stone walls, and the pastel hues of heather and gorse. Even the title is fraudulent.
It's fun to watch him at work and, twenty-three books down the road, fans of the series still look forward to the new installments. A dedicated man inspector banks series book 2 ebook peter robinson amazoncouk kindle store. He seems to prefer shapely blondes and apparently wants them to know that he has been watching them. This book is definitely recommended for those who enjoy well-written police procedural thrillers. The quality of the audiobook is very good. The book left me with mixed, though mainly positive, feelings.
The Inspector Banks Series The series is set in the fictional town of Eastvale in Yorkshire, England. This book I read in 3 hours, cover to cover - could not put it down. Peter Robinson was born in Yorkshire. Her first appearance is in the same novel where Inspector-Banks and hi- wife get divorced. However, the crime plotting is solid, and the way Robinson writes his story leaves readers guessing until the end. Despite Robinson's efforts it is easy to see some parallels, most of all, in Dalgliesh's love for poetry, and Banks' passion of music.
When an old woman is murdered in her home, Banks must determine if yet a third criminal--a killer--has surfaced, and if any or all of these events are related. This is the first book in what became a highly successful series. Nice that both have their differences but at the same time hold there own as excellent series. Had the peeping Tom escalated? Some of the tying off of ends seems a bit contrived, as indeed does some of the rest of the plotting and characterization; I'm not sure that, had I read this back in 1987, I'd have guessed how good Robinson was going to become, but I'd certainly have felt myself entertained agreeably enough to have tried another. The narrative is in third person and roves among vari Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks was hoping to shed his chain smoking and caffeine swilling habits when he left his London posting and moved to the Yorkshire countryside.
It wasn't particularly suspenseful until the end, but the book moved at a good pace. I highly recommend you give this series a try if you like good mysteries. So many crime authors seem to feel the need to set series characters against each other and give then complicated private lives it makes a pleasant change to find a book with none of these elements. Banks is possibly the most interesting detective character I've come across since Dalgliesh. It follows a Metropolitan inspector in what at first seems a minor crime but as he and his team delves into it the web gets thicker.