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  • Location: Yorkshire (fictional Eastvale), Leeds

Past Reason Hated (DCI Banks 5)

Past Reason Hated (DCI Banks 5)

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2000s: Christmas has come to Eastvale, but someone won’t be celebrating

  • ISBN: 978-1447225485
  • Genre: Crime

What you need to know before your trail

It should have been a cosy scene – log fire, sheepskin rug, Vivaldi on the stereo, Christmas lights and tree. But appearances can be deceptive. For Caroline Hartley, lying quietly on the couch, has been brutally murdered.

Inspector Alan Banks is called to the grim scene. And he soon has more suspects than he ever imagined. As he delves into her past, he realizes that for Caroline, secrecy was a way of life, and her death is no different. His ensuing investigation is full of hidden passions and desperate violence . . .

Travel Guide

DCI Skinner’s Guide to Yorkshire

Eastvale is modelled on North Yorkshire towns such as Ripon and Richmond. These have cobbled market squares, whilst others such as Thirsk have high streets. so Eastvale is rather like the first two. It’s considerably bigger than them both however as the rate at which DCI Banks finds dead bodies, there would be no one left in the town. Eastvale on a map is north of Ripon as DCI Banks often drives to and from Leeds

However, Eastvale does grow like anywhere else and many new areas are introduced as the novels progress

The surrounding countryside and villages are an amalgam of several dales, particularly Wensleydale and Swaledale. The author based Helmthorpe and Gratly on Hawes and Gayle and Lyndgarth on Reeth. Names and indeed locations have been changed.

Booktrail Boarding Pass Information:  Past Reason Hated (DCI Banks 5)

Author/ Guide: Peter Robinson  Destination: Yorkshire (fictional Eastvale), Leeds  Departure Time:  2000s

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