Past reason hated: a novel of suspense

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It looks and sounds like a traditional Christmas scene - a log fire, brightly decorated tree, classical music on the stereo. But appearances can be deceptive. Caroline Hartley, the beautiful young woman lying on the sofa, has been brutally murdered.For Chief Inspector Alan Banks, the former Londoner who is finally beginning to feel at home in Yorkshire, the case is new but the emotions it evokes - anger, outrage, a sense of loss - are familiar.For Detective Constable Susan Gay, newly promoted to detective, her first homicide will be one she'll never forget. As she probes into the life of Caroline Hartley, she also learns something about her own pride and weakness.Who was Caroline, and how did she come to be murdered on a snowy evening just three days before Christmas? Alan Banks and Susan Gay find a multitude of suspects as they begin to uncover the unusual and disturbing past of an intensely private woman for whom secrecy was a way of life. The manager of an elegant cafe, Caroline in her spare time performed with the Eastvale Amateur Dramatic Society. In her private life, she lived quietly and shared her home with her friend Veronica Shildon. Caroline had several visitors on the night she died. One of them killed her.A suspenseful and shocking tale of family secrets, hidden passions, and desperate violence, Past Reason Hated is the most powerful novel yet from an author who is justly likened by the critics to such classic mystery greats as Ruth Rendell and Reginald Hill.
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Grouping Titlepast reason hated
Grouping Authorrobinson peter
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display_descriptionA picturesque Yorkshire village is dressed in its finest for the upcoming Noel. But one of its residents will not be celebrating this holiday. Chief Inspector Alan Banks knows that secrecy can sometimes prove fatal-and secrets were the driving force behind Caroline Hartley's life...and death. She was a beautiful enigma, brutally stabbed in her own home three days prior to Christmas. Leaving her past behind for a forbidden love affair, she mystified more than a few. And now she is dead, clothed only in her unshared mysteries and her blood. In this season of giving and forgiving, Banks is eager to absolve the innocent of their sins. But that must wait until the many facets of a perplexing puzzle are exposed and the dark circle of his investigation finally closes...and when a killer makes the next move.
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Banks, Alan -- (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
Police -- England -- Yorkshire -- Fiction
Police procedural fiction
Yorkshire (England) -- Fiction
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Past reason hated : a novel of suspense [electronic resource] / Peter Robinson
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title_suba novel of suspense
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Banks, Alan (Fictitious character)
Mystery fiction