Let it be said at the outset that BEFORE THE POISON is not part of Peter Robinson’s beloved Inspector Banks series. This stand-alone effort is more of a character study than a mystery, which may disappoint some fans of Robinson’s outstanding work.
Chris Lowndes is a musical composer laboring in the area of film soundtracks. He himself is quick to note that if a movie viewer notices his music, he hasn’t done it properly, which pretty much sums up the man himself: he is certainly visible, but does not seek the spotlight. Lowndes has lived in the Los Angeles area for nearly a quarter-century, but as BE