The First Inspector Banks Mystery
Finished: Dec. 1, 2007
Reason for Reading: I read the most recent book in this series and loved it, so I decided to go back to the start.
First Published: 1987
Genre: mystery, British Police Procedural
The woman stepped into the circle of light and began to undress.
Comments: Banks has recently moved from the city to the town of Eastvale and he's found that town life is no less work for the police. Eastvale is having a rash of burglaries which are increasingly becoming more destructive. When an elderly woman is found murdered the police wonder whether the burglars have moved up to the next level. At the same time, Eastvale women are being plagued by a peeping tom and the police call in a psychologist to help them with a profile hoping the tom won't escalate into violence. This was a wonderful read. I really enjoyed it. There were so many levels and side stories fabulous intermingled here and not only the crimes but relationships with the characters as well. Robinson definitely ranks up there with best such as Dexter and Rendell.