It’s hard to think of a more stellar master of the British police procedural than Peter Robinson and his Inspector Banks series. But there is so much more to Robinson’s work, than his series titles. Nowhere is that more obvious, than in his latest page-turner, Before the Poison. Set in Yorkshire, this mystery follows Hollywood musical score composer, Chris Lowndes, as he unravels a 1940s murder that occurred in Kilnsgate House, his new home. The book moves back and forth between contemporary time and the 40s. We learn a little bit about movie scoring…and a lot about small village relationships and Britain during war time. Highly recommended.