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In the Dark Places: An Inspector Banks Novel    by Peter Robinson order for
In the Dark Places
by Peter Robinson
Order:  USA  Can
William Morrow, 2015 (2015)
Hardcover, CD
* * *   Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth

St. Louis Dispatch has called author Peter Robinson 'One of the greatest living suspense writers – the level of P.D. James.' Robinson's In the Dark Places is being hailed as 'one of his all-time best'. This novel is the 22nd book in the DCI Banks series.

An extremely expensive tractor has disappeared from a gentleman farmer's locked barn. What appear to be bloodstains are found in a deserted World War II airport hangar. A horrific crash exposes dead human body parts as well as sheep carcasses being delivered to an incinerator. Strange happenings. Could they possibly be connected?

DCI Banks steps into the mystery and uses his deductive powers to pull everything together. He is living alone and finds he is not too happy with that. He does good work but would like someone to share his life.

The rest of the characters found in the pages of In the Dark Places you might find in your local supermarket or the wee pub down the road. Robinson stretches out the really good story to its dénouement. Just wished it were stretched a little further. I hated to say goodbye to DCI Banks.

I enjoyed the mystery and a delightful bonus to Robinson's books is the glance the reader gets of the lovely English countryside.

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