Friday, June 19, 2015

Summer Rain: An Inspector Banks Short Story by Peter Robinson

He's an odd sort; a bit small, thin, and furtive.  He also believes he's had several past lives.  He's at the police station because he believes he was murdered in his life before this one.  How the policewoman sits there and listens to him with a straight face is beyond me...

William Morrow Impulse and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published June 30th, so you can grab a copy then.

Inspector Banks is working on crime statistics and bored, so he agrees to talk to the man and hear his story.  As odd as it is, he gets the information he can and he decides to investigate.  He's not sure about reincarnation but there is a story about a young man who fell down the stairs and died in the area of the supposed "murder".  Maybe a few more questions won't be out of line.

He confirms the fall broke the man's neck while he was visiting his parents.  He's pretty sure the surviving wife is lying to him somehow but it was long ago and he has no way to disprove her words.

This was an interesting read about a very cold case that is only solved when the dying woman sends him a letter with the truth in it.  Inspector Banks is always very good at following clues and asking questions in the right places.  His inquiries are what bring this case to a close.

I like to read police procedurals and I enjoy Inspector Banks, so this book was a good read for me.

2 comments:

Robin M said...

This is supposed to be Inked. The email link and the side link both brought me here even though the url says inked.

Jo Ann Hakola said...

I don't understand how that could have happened. The link for this one is: http://bkfaerie.blogspot.com/2015/06/summer-rain-inspector-banks-short-story.html and that's what comes up for me. Inked is: http://bkfaerie.blogspot.com/2015/06/inked-by-eric-smith.html, If you just visited the blog, you'll find the day's review and need to look on the left side for the book you wish to see. I can't duplicate it on this end.