Past Reason Hated

Past Reason Hated

eBook - 1994
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It looks like a tranquil Christmas scene in a cozy living room--log fire, brightly lit tree, sheepskin rug, Vivaldi on the record player--but the appearance is deceptive. Caroline Hartley, the woman lying on the couch, has been brutally murdered.

In Past Reason Hated , Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks uncovers the unusual and disturbing past of a victim for whom secrecy was a way of life. He finds a multitude of suspects: Caroline's lover, Veronica Shildon; Veronica's ex-husband, a famous composer; a feminist poet; the cast of a play Caroline was rehearsing for; and her reclusive, haunted brother, Gary.

Chief Inspector Banks's fifth case is a suspenseful, shocking and ultimately satisfying tale of family secrets, hidden passions and desperate violence.

Publisher: New York :, Berkley Prime Crime,, 1994
ISBN: 9780143173298
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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May 06, 2010

Well constructed story.


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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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