All the Colours of Darkness

Category: Book
By (author): Robinson, Peter
Series: Inspector Alan Banks
Subject:  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Traditional
  FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Published: March 2020
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 8.00in x 5.18in
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From The Publisher*It's the May half-term school holiday, and the first warm day of the year has drawn a few children to the River Swain for a swim. When one boy chases another off the path that runs alongside Hindswell Woods, a glimpse of orange through the trees tempts them into the shadows. Moments later, their high spirits vanish in an instant, for there, to their shock (and ghoulish fascination), they find a man in a brightly coloured shirt hanging from a branch by a rope around his neck. Alan Banks is in London with his new girlfriend when news of the kids' ghastly discovery reaches the police in Eastvale, so the case falls to Annie Cabbot. And she's mystified. Why would a successful set and costume designer, with a well-reviewed production of Othello currently playing, be in such despair that he would take his own life?

In All the Colours of Darkness,Peter Robinson has written an exceptionally gripping and intricately plotted story that delivers hard truths about jealousy and betrayal-and of the insidious, corrosive power of secrets. Once more, Robinson proves that he is one of the finest crime-fiction writers in the world.
Review Quote*"A terrific read."
-Toronto Sun

"One of Robinson's darkest books.…And one of his best."
-Halifax Chronicle Herald

"Arresting.… Exerts a considerable grip."
-The Independent

"First class crime complete with a lot of emotional intrigue."
-Daily Mirror (4/5)

"A must for devotees of the Banks series.… Engrossing."
-IndependentWeekly (Adelaide)

"Just try putting the book down after a chapter or so: you'll have a problem."
–The Independent

Praise for Peter Robinson:

"Nobody covers the ground quite like Robinson does. His storytelling is all about the conflicts of life. . . . It is this warts-and-all portrayal of lives on the brink that makes Robinson among the best there is in modern crime fiction." - Edmonton Journal

"Brit cop-job books don't come much better than Peter Robinson's. . . . There's none of that frantic, rat-race paced frenzy that the Yanks employ that leave you needing a lie down after half a dozen pages. This is relax-on-the-sofa stuff, layered and engrossing with just the right balance of thrill, chill and human spillage to keep the reader honest. . . . Bloody marvellous." - Daily Sport
Biographical NotePETER ROBINSON grew up in the United Kingdom, and now divides his time between Toronto, Ontario, and Richmond, Yorkshire. Careless Love is the 25th book in the DCI Banks series. He has also written two collections of short stories, and three stand alone novels, the most recent of which is the #1 bestseller Before the Poison, winner of the Arthur Ellis Award in Canada, Sweden's Golden Crowbar Award, and the 2013 Dilys Award given by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. Robinson's critically acclaimed crime novels have won numerous awards in Britain, the United States, Canada, and Europe, and are published in translation all over the world. Several Inspector Banks novels have been adapted for television by ITV and have appeared on PBS. Visit