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by Peter Robinson

Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Suspense and Thriller
Author: Peter Robinson
ISBN: 0670824798
ISBN13: 978-0670824793
Language: English
Publisher: Viking; Open Market Ed edition (April 1990)
Pages: 288
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Читать онлайн The Hanging Valley. From the inside too, the valley clearly had a magical quality. It was more luxuriant than the surrounding area, its ferns and shrubs more lush and abundant as if, Neil thought, God had blessed it with a special grace

Читать онлайн The Hanging Valley. It was more luxuriant than the surrounding area, its ferns and shrubs more lush and abundant as if, Neil thought, God had blessed it with a special grace. He eased off his rucksack and laid it down on the thick grass by the waterside.

Peter Robinson's writing draws the reader into the book and supports and propels one along the roads in Yorkshire and Toronto with the Chief Inspector.

The Hanging Valley book. The Hanging Valley is book number four in Peter Robinson’s Inspector Banks series. By this point, Chief Inspector Alan Banks has been in Yorkshire for almost two years and is settling nicely into a considerably slower pace of crime-fighting than the one he once faced in London.

Peter Robinson is the recipient of numerous awards for his Inspector Banks novels, including the prestigious Grand Prix de Littérature Policière for the French translation of In a Dry Season, the Edgar Award for the short story Missing in Action, Denmark’s Palle Rosenkrantz Award, and several Arthur Ellis Awards for Best Novel. In 2002, he was awarded the Dagger in the Library by the British Crime Writers’ Association.

Banks asked, examining the faded slip of paper that Sergeant Hatchley had dropped on the desk in front of him. Forensic said it’s some kind of receipt from a till, Hatchley explained.

People usually just drop them on the floor or shove them in their pockets and forget about them. They found it in his right trouser pocket. It’d been there long enough to go through the washer once or twice, but you know what bloody wizards they are in the la. .

The Hanging Valley is Peter Robinson's captivating fourth novel in the Inspector Banks series which became the major British ITV drama DCI Banks. First published 1989 by Penguin Books Canada.

Peter Robinson24 August 2010. Many who visit the valley are overwhelmed by its majesty. Some wish they never had to leave. One didn't: a hiker whose decomposing corpse is discovered by an unsuspecting tourist

Peter Robinson24 August 2010. Tantor Media Inc. Narrated by James Langton. One didn't: a hiker whose decomposing corpse is discovered by an unsuspecting tourist. But this strange, incomprehensible murder is only the edge of the darkness that hovers over a small rural village and its tight-lipped residents, who guard shattering secrets of sordid pasts and private shames. Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks knows that both the grim truth and a cold-blooded killer are hiding here, far from the city, the noise, and safety.

When a faceless body is found in a tranquil valley just south of the village of Swainshead, Chief Inspector Alan Banks soon finds that no one in the village is willing to talk about it, except to say, "Not again." An unsolved murder from five years before and the unsolved disappearance of a prominent local man's girlfriend appear to be connected. As Banks delves deeper into the mystery, someone begins to intentionally slow down the investigation. When events take a turn, Inspector Banks must track his killer across the Atlantic and find a way to make a break in the case before time runs out. Fourth in the critically acclaimed Inspector Banks Mystery Series.
Comments to eBook The Hanging Valley
Fenius
The Hanging Valley is the fourth case I have investigated with Chief Inspector Alan Banks, a new favorite of mine.
Peter Robinson's writing draws the reader into the book and supports and propels one along the roads in Yorkshire and Toronto with the Chief Inspector. The time in Toronto seems extended and provided so many details that seem to distract from the story, not add to it.
Within the initial pages the reader engages with the four characters that form the core of the most likely villains in the book. The Chief Inspector faces the challenge of unraveling their relationships now and from years ago as well as their motives in order to solve the murders in the book. Throughout the book, the reader suspects and eventually learns the extent of evil developed in each character which guides their actions. A feeling persists that some twist in the extent of guilt each character bears will happen and eventually the twist materializes.
The author effectively utilizes his skills in character development, plot structure, and location details to write an engaging story.
Minnai
Very disappointing. Having picked up and enjoyed his 24th book in London, I thought the earlier works were just what I needed when hit by flu. For the most part they are good reads if lacking the subtlety of the latest. This one, however, is simply bad: many one dimensional characters, too long spent on a Cook's tour of Toronto, unbelievable police expense budgets and time (send a policeman to spend a week in a B & B to keep his eyes open? Send another to Toronto without a budget yet somehow he can drink his way around the city?), and unbelievable ciphers of upper class toffs. Having gone to an ancient British university myself I suggest that Mr Robinson needed to do better research and get over his own snobbery before trying to create villains with this background. As others have noted, there is really no ending to this book and there are many loose ends and illogicalities.
Gianni_Giant
The body of a hiker is found at the beginning of "The Hanging Valley," the fourth novel in the long-running Inspector Banks series by Peter Robinson. The man turns out to be an ex-pat living in Toronto, Canada, and he has more connections with the locals in the Yorkshire Dales than Inspector Banks originally suspects; his investigation sends Banks to Toronto, to Oxford and beyond, but he is far behind the culprit and the bodies are piling up…. I’m enjoying discovering this series, about which I had heard but which I’ve only just started to read. This one is less about the relationships between Banks and his colleagues than the previous novels, but those relationships seem fairly well established at this point, so the author was able to concentrate more on the plot this time around. I believe there are something like 22 novels in this series to date, which means I’ve got a lot of books to look forward to; recommended!
Kerahuginn
I confess that I was led to this series after watching the TV adaptations. I have now read each tome in order up to "The Hanging Valley." Banks is an interesting character study and the reader finds out a little more about him with each book. Here, the complexities of the plot twists dominate. The characterizations are all well-honed and the descriptions of the local settings are wonderful! An added bonus is Banks's brief investigative sojourn to Toronto. This is a well-constructed story that you can really sink your teeth into! I suggest a curl up by the fire with a single malt and lose yourself in the Yorkshire countryside.
Drelalak
Good plot, good character development, believable. Excellent ending with something of a surprise thrown in. At least Robinson knows the difference between good and evil, and evil is punished. Love Bank’s character.
Nahn
I love this series and like the author. Unfortunately, there really isn't a resolution to this episode. I thought perhaps the end of the book was missing so I found another copy. It's true, it just ends. I hoped there would be a resolution in the next in the series, but no luck. I only on number nine - Blood at the Root - so I hope Mr. Robinson will refer to what happened to the people in this edition.

Read them anyway!
Pryl
This one was a little more tense that the previous 3. It's easy readying and although the suspense is diluted in places, the end of this one was a little shocking...liked it. I'll keep reading the series because the scenery and characters are very likeable. Bu t if you are looking for heart pounding crime action, you need to look elsewhere.
I know Robinson can do better so I persevered in reading this one just so I didn't miss out on any development of the Banks character and because I knew the setting would be evocative. I didn't bank (no pun intended) on the excruciating visit to Toronto, which almost pushed me over my willingness to suspended disbelief - how on earth could the police justify that jaunt at the tax-payers expense?! Was happy when he got back to Yorkshire and even happier when he wrapped it all up, no matter how out-of-left-field an ending it was!
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