Excellent book, the first of the Inspector Banks stories by Peter Robinson, set in the small Yorkshire town of Eastvale. The crimes in this book are very believable for a small town. Here we have a rash of burglaries and a peeping tom as the high priorities of the local police, rather than the multiple murders that we sometimes see in what would be an unlikely setting. Well written, moves along well, allows us to meet Banks' family and colleagues, and generally sets up the series well. The book sometimes seems a little dated - I am reading it in 2011 and it was published in 1989 - but that could be contrued as period detail, and would be if I were reading D L Sayers! There are the occasional jarring translations of words into American English - "Flashlight" and so on, but these are small criticisms. Enjoy!