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"This multilayered novel puts Banks firmly in the upper echelon of British mystery writers." (Library Journal)
"A devilishly good plotter...[Robinson's] characterizations are so subtle that even the psychological profiler is stumped." (New York Times Book Review)
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By Kev on 11-22-04
Excellent Police Procedural
Peter Robinson gives us another entry in the series of police procedurals set in Yorkshire and featuring Inspector Banks. Fully realized characters, well-drawn setting. Plotting a little hokey near the end with some breathless action not in keeping with Robinson's normally highly realistic style. Doesn't ruin it; just a bit melodramatic for Robinson.
The reader is masterful: wide range of great voice characterizations; every phrase read for meaning.
Highly recommended, if not quite so good as Robinson's "In a Dry Season".
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
By Marc on 06-24-05
This author is getting better and better. This story is a refreshing twist on the serial killer motif. There is a small stumble near the end of the book, but it is very slight and doesn't marr a great book.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful