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All the Colours of Darkness [PDF / Epub] ✪ All the Colours of Darkness ☆ Peter Robinson – Thomashillier.co.uk A beautiful June day in the Yorkshire Dales, and a group of children are spending the last of their half term freedom swimming in the river near Hipswell Woods But the idyll is shattered by their disc A beautiful Colours of MOBI ☆ June day in the Yorkshire Dales, and a group of children are spending the last of their half term freedom swimming in the river near Hipswell Woods But the idyll is shattered by their discovery of a man s body, hanging from a tree.

  • All the Colours of Darkness
  • Peter Robinson
  • English
  • 08 July 2017
  • 034083692X

About the Author: Peter Robinson

Librarian Note Colours of MOBI ☆ There isthan one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread forinformationPeter Robinson was born in Yorkshire After getting his BA Honours Degree in English Literature at the University of Leeds, he came to Canada and took his MA in English and Creative All the ePUB ½ Writing at the University of Windsor, with Joyce Carol Oates as his tutor, then a PhD in English at York University He has taught at a number of Toronto community colleges and universities and served as Writer in Residence at the University of Windsor, Series Inspector BanksAwards Winner the Colours of PDF/EPUB ✓ of the Ellis Award for Best Novel Winner of the Ellis Award for Best Novel Winner of the Anthony Award for Best Novel Winner of the Barry Award for Best Novel Winner of the Ellis Award for Best Novel.



10 thoughts on “All the Colours of Darkness

  1. James Thane James Thane says:

    DCI Alan Banks is on holiday in London, frolicking or hoping to with the new love of his life, when his colleague, DI Annie Cabbot is called to the scene of an apparent suicide Mark Hardcastle, set designer for a local theater group, is found hanging from a tree in the woods outside Eastvale Things getcomplicated when Hardcastle s lover, Laurence Silbert, is found savagely beaten to death in the luxurious home that the two shared.Banks is called back from his holiday to help deal with DCI Alan Banks is on holiday in London, frolicking or hoping to with the new love of his life, when his colleague, DI Annie Cabbot is called to the scene of an apparent suicide Mark Hardcastle, set designer for a local theater group, is found hanging from a tree in the woods outside Eastvale Things getcomplicated when Hardcastle s lover, Laurence Silbert, is found savagely beaten to death in the luxurious home that the two shared.Banks is called back from his holiday to help deal with the situation which, on the surface, appears to be murder suicide once Hardcastle s fingerprints are found on the murder weapon But Banks soon discovers that Silbert was an allegedly retired spy, and he begins to wonder if all is as it appears Banks s supervisors declare the case closed and order him to give it up He won t, of course, and soon finds himself in the middle of a complicated situation that threatens his career, his personal safety and the safety of those around him SPOILER ALERT Do not read beyond this point if you are planning to read this book I have read all of the books in this series this being the 18th , and while I enjoyed parts of it, I felt increasingly dissatisfied as book progressed Banks is repeatedly warned off the case because national security issues may be at stake Sinister government agents appear doing nasty things simply to prevent their secrets from possibly being exposed, and in the middle of it all, there is a terrorist bombing that seems to have nothing at all to do with the plot Finally, I found the conclusion of the book to be implausible on the surface and to bethan a little disappointing Without giving anythingaway, let me just say that the conclusion involves two of the characters being chased by two others The characters being pursued are in a Porsche they have a head start, and the driver is very familiar with the road The pursuers are in a BMW they are behind from the git go, and the driver cannot know the road as well as the Porsche driver Still, the BMW somehow manages to overtake the Porsche and force it off the road In the Real World, this simply isn t going to happen, unless the Porsche owner is the most inept driver on the planet.Robinson obviously has larger issues he wants to address in this book, but in doing so, I think he has written a book that falls short of the standards he set earlier in the series, and I hope that he will allow Banks and Cabbot to get back into their usual routines ASAP

  2. Rose Rose says:

    Eh, I read most of this while I was stuck in the hospital for hours before they could take me home I don t recommend it, even though I have enjoyed some of the previous Inspector Banks stories I think.The plot isn t exactly brilliant, but the biggest problem is the dire writing style It s wooden and it distracts you from what plot and characterisation the book does have The book is 500 pages long and could easily, very easily, be a lot shorter and a lot better I will say now that I could h Eh, I read most of this while I was stuck in the hospital for hours before they could take me home I don t recommend it, even though I have enjoyed some of the previous Inspector Banks stories I think.The plot isn t exactly brilliant, but the biggest problem is the dire writing style It s wooden and it distracts you from what plot and characterisation the book does have The book is 500 pages long and could easily, very easily, be a lot shorter and a lot better I will say now that I could have added a whole loadquotations to support my arguments but, to be honest, I have already spent a lot longer on this than the book is worth Take it from me that for every example I give, there are a dozen .Putting my finger on exactly what is wrong with the style isn t easy, but I think the biggest problem is that he tries to ape the ways great writers make their writing great, but they just backfire on him This shows, for example, in how Robinson uses details to build up a scene He s BIG on product placement I guess he thinks it adds convincing detail and up to the minute with it ness It doesn t In almost every instance you could, and in my eyes should, genericise the proper noun, without altering the meaning I don t particularly care whether Banks has his latte and cranberry muffin at Cafe Nero, or just in a cafe I don t give a toss whether he is contemplating Brie de Meaux or just Brie He has a bit of an obsession with the Zizzi s restaurant chain, which gets mentioned all the time for no real reason Most of all, MOST OF ALL, I really do not care that much what Banks is listening to, although Robinson appears to think this is of vital importance to the reader, and updates you on it very frequently.An example After a Marks and Spencer s beef Wellington washed down with a 1998 Eight Songs Shiraz, he decided to give up on the bookcase and settled down to an evening s reading sic Stephen Dorril s book about M16 instead, with John Garth s cello concertos playing quietly in the background Similarly, I think he is trying to go for a hyper observant effect by choosing irrelevant crap and then describing it in completely excessive detail Their knives and forks were tightly wrapped with in serviettes and bound with a strip of blue paper Winsome s knife was spotty from the dishwasher When he ventures intofigurative or philosophic grounds, he generally comes unstuck Edwina s statement hung in the silence, ready to burst like a piece of overripe fruit on a tree She was full of contradictions, this one, Banks thought A young beauty, tough as nails, vulnerable, but with another hard centre inside the soft one Dialogue is especially convincing I can offer you another cup of instant coffee, though, if you want Alright, so I seem to have a bit of a problem with how mystery writers talk about coffee, but damn it, NO ONE would say that Especially when it s ANOTHER cup, so the guest knows what kind of bloody coffee they are getting I suppose I should just be grateful that it wasn t another cup of freeze dried Tesco Gold Medium Blend coffee, mixed with hot water from the Tefal kettle in my MFI kitchen, and stirred with a spoon that is slightly bent because I use it to open tins of Tate Lyle s golden syrup.Another random example, from a female private detective You can t intimidate me with the graphic horror of it all I ve seen dead bodies I ve even seen Saw IV and Hostel Part II Logic fails are also present Banks, a police officer, drives when pissed after a wanted man turns up at his cottage in the night, in the rain What else was he going to do Send back to wander the moors in the rain Give him a bed for the night The last thing Banks wanted was skulking around the house in the morning Obviously, asking for a police car to come and get him, or even calling a cab, would just have been silly.Other parts of the book are just bizarre It includes a guide so that you can follow this country walk that Banks takes in the book but of course Who wouldn t want to After the end of the story has a secret report containing all of his vital details It s important for you to know that he hates wearing a tie, and if he has to wear one, he will knot it loosely and leave his top shirt button undone We also need to know that he is less fond of country and western, funk, fusion, operetta, or hip hop , that his favourite actor is Alec Guinness, his favourite brands of alcoholic drinks, that he fears blindness eventhan deafness , and is not averse to slapstick His most deeply kept secret That would be telling As a Myspace profile, this shouts from the rooftops, I am a dick In summary, this book is pretty rubbish The only good thing I can really say for it is that it really makes you pay attention to the fine line that separates superb writing from, well, this Robinson needs a new editor who can slash out the rubbish and smack him down when he tries to over reach himself Then, perhaps, he could focus a biton the characterisation and plot, and less on making his book resemble the Argos catalogue

  3. Kathleen Kathleen says:

    I haven t been this disappointed in a book in a long while I have always enjoyed Robinson s Inspector Banks series but this one made me wonder why I ever liked or sympathized w the hero I got tired of hearing what music he was listening to and evenweary of the spy thriller plot Finished as fast as possible just so I could list it onused.

  4. Deb Jones Deb Jones says:

    Author Peter Robinson and his protagonist, Chief Inspector Alan Banks, never fail to entertain or disappoint In All the Colors of Darkness, Banks finds himself called back from holiday with his girlfriend, Sophia, to Eastvale to lend his expertise to an apparent murder suicide investigation.Banks isthan a little peeved when the investigation is suddenly called to a close only a couple of days later, determined to be nothan what it first appeared to be.Too many questions are left una Author Peter Robinson and his protagonist, Chief Inspector Alan Banks, never fail to entertain or disappoint In All the Colors of Darkness, Banks finds himself called back from holiday with his girlfriend, Sophia, to Eastvale to lend his expertise to an apparent murder suicide investigation.Banks isthan a little peeved when the investigation is suddenly called to a close only a couple of days later, determined to be nothan what it first appeared to be.Too many questions are left unanswered to suit Banks copper s curiosity, and soon the stubborn and diligent chief inspector embarks on a further investigation unofficial into the untimely deaths of the two gay lovers One of the dead men was a retired MI6 agent it isn t long that government agents make their dissatisfaction with Banks curiosity known A twisty and twisted investigation ensues, with the suspense building until its denouement saved until the final pages.Although this book is part of a series, it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone

  5. Tina Tina says:

    What can I say about this one Obviously I love Alan Banks but this book was not up to par with the others in the series If it s a police procedural I am usually absorbed with the action, the crime scene crew and resulting investigation But this time Robinson brought a spy element into the story MI 5 gets involved on the fringes of the investigation as one of their agents was murdered.The story starts with boys playing in the woods where they find a body hanging from one of the trees Here is What can I say about this one Obviously I love Alan Banks but this book was not up to par with the others in the series If it s a police procedural I am usually absorbed with the action, the crime scene crew and resulting investigation But this time Robinson brought a spy element into the story MI 5 gets involved on the fringes of the investigation as one of their agents was murdered.The story starts with boys playing in the woods where they find a body hanging from one of the trees Here is where DI Annie Cabbot gets involved as she is assigned the investigation The new superintendent orders Annie to call Banks back from his vacation time which Annie is clearly reluctant to do DCI Banks has a new lady friend named Sophia, one who is considerably younger, and he is spending all his time in London with her Bottom line, it looks like a domestic quarrel where one partner bludgeoned the other and then hanged himself in grief so Annie Cabbot hardly needed assistance with this case There are subplots to the main story and investigation and at times, it gets confusing I would say to give this one a pass if you are working through the series but I think there are personal developments with our main detective and you d need the background when you move to the next book I guess I ll see of that s true when I start the next book in the series.This is 18 and I aim to catch up with the series before too many months in 2017 slip by

  6. E E says:

    Such a relief to read a mystery that does not involve a serial killer Perhaps because the author is British Seems like so many U.S detective fiction writers well, at least the non cozy ones these days are mired in either serial killers every damn book, for pete s sake or in ghastly, gruesome, detailed depictions of massacred and brutalized victims not mutually exclusive, of course Are American readers really this blood thirsty Is it impossible to sell a murder mystery without this obs Such a relief to read a mystery that does not involve a serial killer Perhaps because the author is British Seems like so many U.S detective fiction writers well, at least the non cozy ones these days are mired in either serial killers every damn book, for pete s sake or in ghastly, gruesome, detailed depictions of massacred and brutalized victims not mutually exclusive, of course Are American readers really this blood thirsty Is it impossible to sell a murder mystery without this obsession Does every female victim need to be the victim of a sexual assault salaciously written But I digress I ve come late in life to Robinson and am finding I like himand , especially the development his character undergoes in this book in relation to Annie, Sophia, and his own profession This one is all the colors of darkness not only for the mystery or the victims, but also for Banks himself I could do without the espionage tinged plotlines, but the ambiguity of the ending promisesdevelopment of Banks as a real character in books to come

  7. Ian Mapp Ian Mapp says:

    I really enjoyed this one and looking at amamzon.co.uk reviews, it would appear as though i was the only one In a switch from the henning mankell novel recenyly read, we have a mystery here which is not resolved until the end We follow banks as he progresses through the investigation.And the crime a nice clever play on Othello, as a local gay couple are found one dead, one suicide He theories of the investigation are that this has been caused by a third party spreading rumours and inne I really enjoyed this one and looking at amamzon.co.uk reviews, it would appear as though i was the only one In a switch from the henning mankell novel recenyly read, we have a mystery here which is not resolved until the end We follow banks as he progresses through the investigation.And the crime a nice clever play on Othello, as a local gay couple are found one dead, one suicide He theories of the investigation are that this has been caused by a third party spreading rumours and innendo which results in the catasphoric events that take place.The impact on Banks social life, as he new relationship goes down the pan as he is called back from ldn to investigate is well drawn and so is the relationship with his former lover Annie Caboot In fact, there is quite an air of desperation around banks as everything gets fucked up around him as he does his job He even tries it on with a younger PI, who is only interested in him cause of his rock and roll son only to get blown out.The complexity of the mystery is increased as the murder victim is MI5 cue, shady spooks, getting warned off the case from above etc but it just about holds it own.Where it doesnt is a frankly strange interlude with Banks at the heart of a terrorist bomb I would love to know why this is here is it to show that M15 are required because of the threat of international terrorism On its own, it adds nothing at all to the story.I do like the music references This year Banks is incredibly listening to Cat Power and Mazzy Star which I find refreshing but unlikely Presumably, these are the authors tunes and he has good taste It also means that reading his books and meeting a familar character becomes like catching up with an old friend.Good crime fiction, experly presented

  8. Bill Lynas Bill Lynas says:

    I initially had mixed feelings about this, the 18th of Peter Robinson s excellent DCI Banks novels Usually I m gripped by Robinson s writing within a few chapters, but it took a lot longer before I really got into this one.This time Robinson paints a broader canvas than usual, although still a police procedural story it moves into the world of espionage Some of the secret service aspects of the story seem implausible jar with the author s previously believable novels Thankfully Robinson s I initially had mixed feelings about this, the 18th of Peter Robinson s excellent DCI Banks novels Usually I m gripped by Robinson s writing within a few chapters, but it took a lot longer before I really got into this one.This time Robinson paints a broader canvas than usual, although still a police procedural story it moves into the world of espionage Some of the secret service aspects of the story seem implausible jar with the author s previously believable novels Thankfully Robinson s ability to create extremely well drawn realistic characters saves the book for me at least from itsunrealistic elements Hopefully he will return to the real world in his next novel

  9. Laura Laura says:

    This series is becoming better and better.4 In a Dry Season Inspector Banks, 10 4 Aftermath Inspector Banks, 12 4 All the Colours of Darkness Inspector Banks, 18 TR Gallows View Inspector Banks, 1 TR A Dedicated Man Inspector Banks, 2 TR A Necessary End Inspector Banks, 3 TR The Hanging Valley Inspector Banks, 4 TR Past Reason Hated Inspector Banks, 5 TR Wednesday s Child Inspector Banks, 6 TR Dry Bones that Dream Inspector Banks, 7 TR Innocent Graves Inspector Banks, 8 This series is becoming better and better.4 In a Dry Season Inspector Banks, 10 4 Aftermath Inspector Banks, 12 4 All the Colours of Darkness Inspector Banks, 18 TR Gallows View Inspector Banks, 1 TR A Dedicated Man Inspector Banks, 2 TR A Necessary End Inspector Banks, 3 TR The Hanging Valley Inspector Banks, 4 TR Past Reason Hated Inspector Banks, 5 TR Wednesday s Child Inspector Banks, 6 TR Dry Bones that Dream Inspector Banks, 7 TR Innocent Graves Inspector Banks, 8 TR Blood at the Root Inspector Banks, 9 TR Cold is the Grave Inspector Banks, 11 TR Close to Home Inspector Banks, 13 TR Playing With Fire Inspector Banks, 14 TR Strange Affair Inspector Banks, 15 TR Piece of My Heart Inspector Banks, 16 TR Friend of the Devil Inspector Banks, 17 TR Bad Boy Inspector Banks, 19 TR Watching the Dark Inspector Banks, 20 TR Children of the Revolution Inspector Banks, 21 TR Abattoir Blues Inspector Banks, 22 TR When the Music s Over Inspector Banks, 23 TR Sleeping in the Ground Inspector Banks, 24 TR Careless Love Inspector Banks, 25

  10. Shauna Shauna says:

    This time Banks gets caught up in the murky world of espionage If I hadn t read most of the others in this long series I really wouldn t have bothered to finish it Not much of a plot but it took over 500 pages to tell this particular tale.

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