We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
The Hanging Valley: An Inspector Banks Mystery | [Peter Robinson]

The Hanging Valley: An Inspector Banks Mystery

Many who visit the valley are overwhelmed by its majesty. Some wish they never had to leave. One didn't: a hiker whose decomposing corpse is discovered by an unsuspecting tourist. But this strange, incomprehensible murder is only the edge of the darkness that hovers over a small rural village and its tight-lipped residents, who guard shattering secrets of sordid pasts and private shames. Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks knows that both the grim truth and a cold-blooded killer are hiding here....
Regular Price:$24.49
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

No one dreamed something so hideous could grow in so beautiful a place....

Many who visit the valley are overwhelmed by its majesty. Some wish they never had to leave. One didn't: a hiker whose decomposing corpse is discovered by an unsuspecting tourist. But this strange, incomprehensible murder is only the edge of the darkness that hovers over a small rural village and its tight-lipped residents, who guard shattering secrets of sordid pasts and private shames.

Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks knows that both the grim truth and a cold-blooded killer are hiding here, far from the city, the noise, and safety. And he's determined to walk into the valley of death to expose them both.

Investigate another case with Inspector Banks.

©1990 Peter Robinson (P)2010 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Robinson excels in the depiction of character, especially in his portrait of his pleasingly fallible copper. He is steadily ascending toward the pinnacles of crime fiction." (Publishers Weekly)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.0 (69 )
5 star
 (19)
4 star
 (32)
3 star
 (17)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.2 (49 )
5 star
 (18)
4 star
 (21)
3 star
 (10)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.3 (48 )
5 star
 (21)
4 star
 (21)
3 star
 (4)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Milan Westminster, CO, United States 12-06-11
    Milan Westminster, CO, United States 12-06-11
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Another great Inspector Banks myster"

    I've read all of Robinson's Inspector Banks series. Great books with characters I really care about.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kindle Customer 06-20-14
    HELPFUL VOTES
    11
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    267
    29
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Did not see that coming"
    Would you listen to The Hanging Valley again? Why?

    Yes, but I enjoyed the slow build up to the truth, and I really enjoyed the twist at the end, I just wished it hadn't ended on such a cliff hanger. The author normally does a little summary at the end, and I was a little disappointed, and felt a little cheated.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, because the truth was revealed slowly, and murderer was not who the author had led you to think it would be.


    Did James Langton do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    James Langton did an ok job, it would have been excellent if not for the way he did the Yorkshire accents. It was good, but he kept ending certain sentences with a "th",like a tick. It was most annoying, and he would forget who was talking and add it to characters that did not have a Yorkshire accent.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The inner dialogue of the character Katie, really moved me. It made me very sad, and showed how extremism in any form can be damaging.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ian SHALVEY, Australia 02-14-12
    Ian SHALVEY, Australia 02-14-12

    Smithy

    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Disappointing"

    Too descriptive which slowed the story up somewhat. The narrator had an annoying whine when some female characters were concerned. Very disappointed and has put me off these Banks' titles. I have bought others that have been better. But narrated by a different person. I'll try again once more. The storylines are good..........

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-3 of 3 results
Sort by:
  • Ann
    Scarborough, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
    11/12/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Eeh Bah Gum"
    What did you like most about The Hanging Valley?

    I like most of the Inspector Banks novels, but some are better than others. This is not his best.


    What other book might you compare The Hanging Valley to, and why?

    It is not unlike th Daziell and Pascoe novels.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The Yorkshire accent was appalling. It would be much better if the narrator did not attempt an accent if he cannot master it, it didi spoil the story.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I think I would probably have enjoyed this more if I had read it on my Kindle as the supposed Yorkshire accent spoiled it for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-1 of 1 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.