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Summary

The third volume in this unabridged chilling collection of short tales from the author of the best-selling Inspector Banks series.

Peter Robinson is one of the crime world's finest stylists. This is a collection that will explore our hidden paranoia, challenge all that we take for granted, lure us to new, exotic places - only to make us wish we could run back home, and keep us up all night just waiting for the safety of the dawn.

This is the final volume of a three volume audio series.

© Peter Robinson; (P) Macmillan Publishers Ltd

Critic reviews

"This enjoyable anthology made me regret missing volumes 1 and 2 of the short stories by Robinson... There are some playful oddities here that take us a long way from Banks's provincial English beat. Kay has fun in The Duke's Wife, a tale of twisted eroticism in Renaissance Vienna, and there is dark comedy and an extra-firm twist when a Canadian writer gets entangled with a fan. Best of all is Going Back, a satisfyingly long story that finds Banks in his family council house in Peterborough." (Sunday Times) Audio book of the week

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Not Robinson's best work

Despite the odd interesting experiment ("The Duke's Wife" in Volume Three, for example, a short story of murder featuring the characters from Shakespeare's Measure for Measure) and brief interludes filling in the gaps between the Inspector Banks novels, this collection is a slightly disappointing one. The stories are frequently predictable, unlike the full-length Inspector Banks novels, and certainly not up to Robinson's usual standard.