All the Colours of Darkness (Chief Inspector Banks, Book 18) by Peter Robinson

By Peter Robinson

In an international of terror and uncertainty, what does one small loss of life matter?

The physique placing from a tree in a calm wooden looks to Detective Inspector Annie Cabbot to be a suicide. extra research into the unhappy loss of life of Mark Hardcastle, the set clothier for the neighborhood novice theater corporation, results in the corpse of Mark's older, wealthier lover, brutally bludgeoned to death.

Suddenly the case calls for the eye of leader Inspector Alan Banks, referred to as again from his holiday even if not anything indicates this wasn't a criminal offense of ardour by means of regret and self-destruction. yet machinations in the shadow global of mystery executive in simple terms upload to the colours of darkness already shading this troubling affair. And a obdurate policeman who should not anxious away may well lose every thing in a single terrifying, explosive immediate.

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Della Street put through the call and a few moments later Paul Drake's code knock sounded on the door of Mason's private office. Della Street opened the door and let him in. "Hi, Beautiful," he said. " "You haven't seen it all," she said demurely. Mason said, "She gave me an overdose of sun just sitting out on the beach, looking at Dianne Alder. " "She certainly cuts a figure," Della Street said. "She's a nice kid, Paul," Mason said, "and I'm afraid that she's being victimized. " "Well, of course, Dianne is an open book," Drake said.

Bear in mind," Mason said thoughtfully, "that there are certain other things. Dianne has the build of a striptease dancer but essentially has the background of a darn nice girl. Those are the things on which Harrison T. Boring wants to capitalize, and I may point out that the combination is not very easy to come by. " "I see that Dianne has impressed you by her good points," Della Street said. Mason's eyes were level-lidded with concentration. " "Very little. She knows very little. "Dianne was a legal secretary.

Give me a dollar," Mason said. " "Yes. " Dianne hesitated a moment, then laughed, opened her purse and handed him a dollar and the folded contract. "I can pay you--I can pay you for your advice, Mr. " Mason shook his head. "I'll take the dollar, which makes you my client," he said. " Mason turned to Della Street. " A few moments later Della Street said, "Here they are. " "Give them a ring," Mason said. Della Street put through the connection to an outside line, her nimble fingers whirled the dial of the telephone, and a moment later she nodded to Mason.

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