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Jul 06, 2021Bookworm1136 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
4 - 4 1/2 star read. The 24th book in the Inspector Banks series was another very good read. Banks and Annie get called in on a horrific mass killing at a wedding. Following a number of leads, they discover the man they believe is the…
Apr 19, 2021avidFVreader rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Interesting plot and excellent conclusion. Too many rambling, irrelevant comments about music and food that only serve as filler.
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Apr 09, 2020
JOANNE'S MYSTERY PICKS When DS Alan Banks and his team are called to the scene of a mass murder it’s as if we’re witnessing an event ripped from the headlines of a newspaper. Someone has targeted a wedding party outside a church and…
May 20, 2019
This is the first Inspector Banks novel that I have read, and it left me unimpressed. Peter Robinson seems to want us to know how erudite he is with all the totally unnecessary references to music and food. If this is typical of his…
May 16, 2019fred98115 rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
Inspector Banks mystery. A wedding party is attacked by a sniper, killing and wounding nearly a dozen people, a crime that Banks must solve.
Jul 20, 2018SZorn rated this title 1.5 out of 5 stars
I unfortunately have to agree with a lot of these reviews. The author went into far too great detail about music and food. There was a lot of filler and I found myself skimming through to get back to the point. Also, the angst Banks felt…
May 19, 2018kwillie rated this title 1.5 out of 5 stars
I really like this series but this was not a good book. There were three story lines that added a considerable amount of filler. First Banks attended a funeral for his first love and that story went on and on through the entire book. As…
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Feb 09, 2018tomato rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
I thought this was an excellent book. Banks ain't retired yet! Love the interplay of the characters, and I'm even used to the music and food specifications now - they used to annoy me until I realized that they're giving us brief…
Jan 15, 2018sandfordross rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
A real disappointment from a generally very good author. As many have commented, too much filler and not so much content, making for a tiresome read. The whole scenario was very reminiscent of a book by another British author (woman…
Dec 22, 2017gloryb rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Interesting how Robinson draws on current events and puts them into his novel. This novel is set during the rainy season in the midlands that resulted in much flooding. The novel certainly captures the reader's attention with the shooting…
Dec 21, 2017ADorothy rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
The opening of this book is gruesome; if you aren't turned away by that, then it does become an enjoyable read. I liked how it wrapped up.
Nov 22, 2017drawgers rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I thought this was another fine book in the Inspector Banks series. How it compares with previous books is less important to me than whether it was entertaining when I read it. And it is very entertaining due to the strong characters…
Nov 21, 2017
Very pedestrian. Way too many musical references (do we need to know every song and album Banks plays) and too many food references (just tell us he had dinner - we don't need to know the whole menu). Like many older authors, Peter…
Nov 09, 2017
I like Banks and agree this book is rather disappointing. Too much irrelevant details so I can afford flying over pages w/o missing any important info.
Oct 16, 2017aafleming rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
As a fan of this author, I am quite disappointed. It seems to be pretty common for long-term series writers for the quality to decline as time goes on. This book has Robinson's usual great atmospheric writing and sense of place, but the…
Sep 17, 2017reeread rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Shocking opening scene, lots of links to the past, welcome development of younger characters. DSI Banks is as tenacious as ever in uncovering the true culprit. Loved it.
Aug 21, 2017
Of course, one of the problems with having a favorite author is, over time the books seems more and more formulaic. That is clearly the case for me with this novel. Good atmosphere as usual. LOTS of typos.
Sansha
Aug 17, 2017Sansha rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Another enthralling Inspector Banks story. Faced with a mass murderer Inspector Banks and his team have to pull out all stops to get to the truth.