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  • Location: Yorkshire, Eastvale (fictional), Leeds

When the Music’s Over (DCI Banks 23)

When the Music’s Over (DCI Banks 23)

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2000s: A young girl is thrown from a moving car

  • ISBN: 978-1444786712
  • Genre: Crime

What you need to know before your trail

While DI Annie Cabbot investigates the circumstances in which a 14-year-old could possibly fall victim to such a crime, newly promoted Detective Superintendent Alan Banks is faced with a similar task – but the case Banks must investigate is as cold as they come.

Fifty years ago Linda Palmer was attacked by celebrity entertainer Danny Caxton, yet no investigation ever took place. Now Caxton stands accused at the centre of a historical abuse investigation and it’s Banks’s first task as superintendent to find out the truth.

While Annie struggles with a controversial case threatening to cause uproar in the local community, Banks must piece together decades-old evidence, and as each steps closer to uncovering the truth, they’ll unearth secrets much darker than they ever could have guessed . .

Travel Guide

Back to the 1960s in Yorkshire

With historic cases coming to light, a lot of this book travels back in time to when the police were dealing with issues they couldn’t rely on technology for. The words and language of the day would be deemed racist and out of touch now but in the sixties, it takes you back to a time where people should have known better and where attitudes were different to those now.

There are references (hidden) to recent historical sex abuse cases such as grooming which make for uncomfortable reading

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.


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

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