This week’s Sunday Times Audio book of the week was Not Safe After Dark: (Volume 3) by Peter Robinson. The recording is unabridged and is read by Robert Glenister, David Shaw Parker and Lisa Kay.
“This enjoyable anthology made me regret missing volume 1 and volume 2 of the short stories by Robinson, the reliably readable creator of DCI Alan Banks, the hero of his full-length novels. There are some playful oddities here that take us a long way from Banks’s provincial English beat. Kay has fun in The Duke’s Wife, a tale of twisted eroticism in Renaissance Vienna and there is dark comedy and an extra-firm twist when a Canadian writer gets entangled with a fan. Best of all is Going Back, a satisfyingly long story that finds Banks in his family council house in Peterborough, where he confronts his feelings about his ageing parents and cocky brother, has a bittersweet encounter with his first love and sniffs out local crime.”