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Inspector Banks
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  • 1

    Gallows View

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Mark Honan
    Overall
    (129)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (75)

    Former London policeman Alan Banks relocated to Yorkshire seeking some small measure of peace. But depravity and violence are unfortunately not unique to large cities. His new venue, the quaint little village of Eastvale, seems to have more than its fair share of malefactors---among them a brazen Peeping Tom who hides in night's shadows spying on attractive, unsuspecting ladies as they prepare for bed.

    Patrick says: "Wrong interpretation"
    Wrong interpretation

    I've read most all of Peter Robinson's books and this being the first in the series it is not his best. That being said, the real problem with ths au..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 24 2009 by Patrick (Sparkill, NY, United States)
  • 2

    A Dedicated Man: An Inspector Banks Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By James Langton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (41)

    A dedicated man is dead in the Yorkshire dales---a former university professor, wealthy historian, and archaeologist who loved his adopted village. It is a particularly heinous slaying, considering the esteem in which the victim, Harry Steadman, was held by his neighbors and colleagues---by everyone, it seems, except the one person who bludgeoned the life out of the respected scholar and left him half-buried in a farmer's field.

    Kindle Customer says: "As good as the first"
    As good as the first

    The past matters.

    Reviewed on June 17 2014 by Kindle Customer (United States)
  • 3

    A Necessary End

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By James Langton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (42)

    A peaceful demonstration in the normally quiet town of Eastvale ended with 50 arrests---and the brutal stabbing death of a young constable. But Chief Inspector Alan Banks fears there is worse violence in the offing. For CID superintendent Richard "Dirty Dick" Burgess has arrived from London to take charge of the investigation, fueled by professional outrage and volatile, long-simmering hatreds.

    Sandy says: "Good, but not the best in the series."
    Good, but not the best in the series.

    As always, I enjoyed listening to Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks in "A Necessary End." If you enjoy English mysteries without alot of graphic sex an..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 20 2012 by Sandy (ROCK SPRINGS, WY, United States)
  • 4

    The Hanging Valley: An Inspector Banks Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By James Langton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (46)

    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....

    Milan says: "Another great Inspector Banks myster"
    Another great Inspector Banks myster

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

    Reviewed on December 06 2011 by Milan (Westminster, CO, United States)
  • 5

    Past Reason Hated: A Novel of Suspense

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By James Langton
    Overall
    (140)
    Performance
    (94)
    Story
    (90)

    A picturesque Yorkshire village is dressed in its finest for the upcoming Noel. But one of its residents will not be celebrating this holiday. Chief Inspector Alan Banks knows that secrecy can sometimes prove fatal---and secrets were the driving force behind Caroline Hartley's life...and death. She was a beautiful enigma, brutally stabbed in her own home three days prior to Christmas.

    Patrick says: "great read and reader"
    great read and reader

    I'm a big fan of Peter Robinson, and now of James Langton. Great to hear this rendition of the wonderful Inspector Banks series.

    Reviewed on February 23 2011 by Patrick (Sparkill, NY, United States)
  • 6

    Wednesday's Child: An Inspector Banks Novel #6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By James Langton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (39)

    Wednesday's child is full of woe.... It was a crime of staggering inhumanity: a seven-year-old girl taken from her home right in front of her desperate working-class mother. With each passing moment, Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks realizes that the child's death becomes more and more likely. But there are worse fates than death in a nightmare world of human monsters and their twisted games.

    Snoodely says: "Chief Inspector Banks cracks another case."
    Chief Inspector Banks cracks another case.

    I have been enjoying listening to Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series in chronological order. If you are contemplating purchasing this one, witho..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 15 2013 by Snoodely (Santa Barbara, CA United States)
  • 7

    Final Account: An Inspector Banks Novel #7

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By James Langton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (112)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (83)

    There's more than blood and bone beneath the skin... The victim, a nondescript "numbers cruncher," died horribly just yards away from his terrified wife and daughter, murdered by men who clearly enjoyed their work.

    Snoodely says: "Inspector Banks goes international"
    Inspector Banks goes international

    "Final Account" (originally published in the U.K. under the title "Dry Bones that Dream") represents a slight departure from form in the Alan Banks se..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 16 2013 by Snoodely (Santa Barbara, CA United States)
  • 8

    Innocent Graves: An Inspector Banks Novel #8

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By James Langton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (40)

    The worst that can possibly happen... has. A beautiful child is dead - defiled and murdered in a lonely graveyard on a fog-shrouded evening. It is the sort of horrific crime Chief Inspector Alan Banks fled the city to escape. But the slaying of a bright and lovely teenager from a wealthy, respected family is not the end of a nightmare. Lies, dark secrets, unholy accusations, and hints of sexual depravity swirl around this abomination like leaves in an autumn wind, leading to a shattering travesty of justice that will brutally divide a devastated community with suspicion and hatred.

    Snoodely says: "Falsely Accused!"
    Falsely Accused!

    We listeners all know, right from the get-go, that poor Owen Pierce has been falsely accused of murder ... but the townsfolk don't. Given their druth..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 20 2013 by Snoodely (Santa Barbara, CA United States)
  • 9

    Blood at the Root: An Inspector Banks Novel #9

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By James Langton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (26)

    When the brutally beaten body of a young man is found in an alley, Eastvale's Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and his colleague, Detective Constable Susan Gay, have no choice but to lock up the three Pakistani youths who seemingly started it all after an argument in a pub. But they're out in no time, and Banks is in big trouble with the chief for risking a racial incident with the arrest.

    jeanne says: "Excellent!"
    Excellent!

    Plot is quite involved, as usual, but very well done. We see the beginning of the disintegration of banks' marriage. Narration is excellent. Quite enj..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 14 2012 by jeanne (WASHINGTON, DC, United States)
  • 10

    In a Dry Season

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Ron Keith
    Overall
    (259)
    Performance
    (116)
    Story
    (113)

    In a Dry Season, winner of the Anthony Award, is an outstanding example of mystery fiction. Peter Robinson's Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks conjures up memories of classic detectives like Philip Marlowe and Sherlock Holmes. An insufferable drought ravages the Yorkshire countryside, depleting the Thornfield Reservoir, revealing the remnants of the flooded town of Hobb's End and the terrible secrets kept safe within its watery tomb. Amongst the ruins, the remains of a woman's body are discovered.

    Hallie says: "Well Constructed Mystery"
    Well Constructed Mystery

    This is a totally absorbing mystery. I became completely involved with the well drawn characters. The book switches very smoothly from present to pas..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 28 2004 by Hallie (south hiram, ME, USA)
  • 11

    Cold Is the Grave: An Inspector Banks Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Ron Keith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (119)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (43)

    The Inspector Banks novel In a Dry Season was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and won an Anthony Award. Cold Is the Grave won the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award. It takes the aging, solitary inspector from his cozy Yorkshire cottage into the dark underworld of London. The assignment is a favor asked by Banks' boss and greatest enemy: Chief Constable Riddle.

    Colleen says: "Very Solid"
    Very Solid

    As a big fan of P.D. James, I was quite pleased to discover Peter Robinson. I have listened to two other Peter Robinson books besides Cold is the Grav..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 10 2004 by Colleen (Charlottesville, VA, USA)
  • 12

    Aftermath

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Ron Keith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (139)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (39)

    When Inspector Banks of Yorkshire investigates whether an abusive husband might be guilty of an unsolved string of murders, his suspicions are aroused by the details of the man's marriage. Is the suspect's wife a victim or could she be his accomplice?

    Giles T. Jackson says: "Great book!"
    Great book!

    I am so pleased that I didn't pay any attention to the original review.

    This book is a refreshing twist on the crime thriller working a..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 12 2004 by Giles T. Jackson (The Great Garden State (New Jersey))
  • 13

    Close to Home

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Ron Keith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (110)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (38)

    Peter Robinson is the critically acclaimed New York Times and London Sunday Times best-selling author of the Inspector Alan Banks series, as well as a winner of the 2001 Anthony and 2001 Ellis Awards. Close to Home traverses the difficult landscapes of a painful past, and an uncertain future for Inspector Banks. Two 15-year-old boys are lost, and the circumstances of their disappearances seem oddly parallel save one detail. The first boy disappeared and was presumed dead 35 years ago.

    Kev says: "Golden Age of Mystery"
    Golden Age of Mystery

    When people write about the "Golden Age of Mystery" they're always referring to the 1930's. Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers and all that. Well, as muc..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 15 2004 by Kev (United States)
  • 14

    Playing with Fire: Inspector Banks

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  • 15

    Strange Affair

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    On a summer night, an attractive woman hurtles north in a blue Peugeot with an address in her pocket, while, back in London, a desperate man leaves a late-night phone message on his brother's answering machine. By sunrise, the woman is found in her car, shot, execution-style, through the head. Detective Inspector Annie Cabbot arrives on the scene and discovers a slip of paper in the dead woman's pocket that bears the name of her colleague and erstwhile lover, Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks.

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  • 16

    Piece of my Heart

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Geoff Annis
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Yorkshire 1969. At a rock concert a murdered woman is found in a sleeping bag. The detective assigned to the case, Stanley Chadwick...

    Jacqui says: "Piece of my heart"
    Piece of my heart

    I really liked listening to this book. Very nostalgic!

    Reviewed on April 18 2008 by Jacqui (BritsSouth Africa)
  • 17

    Friend Of The Devil

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    One morning in March, on the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea, a woman named Karen Drew is found in her wheelchair with her throat slit. Back in Eastvale on that same morning, in a tangle of narrow alleys behind a market square, the body of Hayley Daniels is found raped and strangled. On loan to a sister precinct, Detective Inspector Annie Cabbot draws the first case, but she turns up nothing in Karen Drew's past that might have prompted someone to kill her.

    Rachel says: "nothing to say"
    nothing to say

    I don't know what it was about this book, but I just couldn't get into it. Maybe it was the narrator. Anyway, I didn't even get past the second chapte..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 23 2012 by Rachel (Yorkton, SK, Canada)
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    Friend of the Devil

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (37)

    One morning in March, on the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea, a woman named Karen Drew is found in her wheelchair with her throat slit. Back in Eastvale on that same morning, in a tangle of narrow alleys behind a market square, the body of Hayley Daniels is found raped and strangled. Two towns...two murders....

    Greg says: "This time Book 4; Reader 5"
    This time Book 4; Reader 5

    This is how the Banks series should be read! Try this one.

    Reviewed on May 12 2009 by Greg (minnetonka, MN, United States)
  • 18

    All the Colors of Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (120)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (40)

    Once on the investigation of a murder case involving a costume designer and his older and wealthier lover, Detective Alan Banks finds himself plunged into a case where nothing is as it seems. More and more his own words about the victim's latest production, Othello, are coming back to haunt him, for "jealousy, betrayal, envy, ambition, greed, lust, revenge: all the colors of darkness" are quickly becoming his world as well.

    Lehua says: "Good story damaged by producer"
    Good story damaged by producer

    Robinson gets a bit silly here and there, but it's worth the purchase. The usual interesting story and good ensemble, though "guest" characters are a..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 24 2009 by Lehua (Volcano, HI, USA)
  • 19

    Bad Boy

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Mark Hadfield
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (2)

    When Juliet Doyle discovers a gun in her daughterโ€™s bedroom, she turns to old friend DCI Alan Banks for advice. But Banks is taking a much-needed holiday, and it's left to DI Annie Cabbot to deal with the removal of the firearm. No one could have foreseen the operation's disastrous consequences, or that the Doyles would not be the only family affected. Tracy Banks has fallen for the wrong boy. Her flatmateโ€™s boyfriend is good-looking, ambitious, and surrounded by an intoxicating air of mystery.

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    Bad Boy: An Inspector Banks Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (183)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (62)

    A distraught woman arrives at the Eastvale police station desperate to speak to Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks. But since Banks is away on holiday, his partner, Annie Cabbot, steps in. The woman tells Annie that she's found a loaded gun hidden in the bedroom of her daughter, Erin: a punishable offense under English law. When an armed response team breaks into the house to retrieve the weapon, the seemingly straightforward procedure quickly spirals out of control.

    Dorice says: "Who can beat a Peter Robinson-Simon Prebble combo?"
    Who can beat a Peter Robinson-Simon Prebble combo?
    Reviewed on October 29 2012 by Dorice (Norman, OK, United States)
  • 20

    Watching the Dark: An Inspector Banks Novel, Book 20

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    Overall
    (136)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (108)

    A decorated detective inspector is murdered on the tranquil grounds of the St. Peterโ€™s Police Treatment Centre, shot through the heart with a crossbow arrow, and compromising photographs are discovered in his room. Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks is well aware that he must handle the highly sensitive - and dangerously explosive - investigation with the utmost discretion. Because the case may involve police corruption, an officer from Professional Standards, Inspector Joanna Passero, has arrived to work with Banks and his team.

    Lynn says: "Banks, Annie and Simon Prebble All In Top Form"
    Banks, Annie and Simon Prebble All In Top Form

    Could not stop listening to this and almost stayed up all night. I've been a dedicated fan of Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series from the beginni..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 20 2013 by Lynn (tarpon springs, FL, United States)
  • 24

    All the Colours of Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Richard Burnip
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    A beautiful June day in the Yorkshire Dales, and a group of children are spending the last of their half-term freedom swimming in the river near Hindswell Woods. But the idyll is shattered by their discovery of a man's body, hanging from a tree. DI Annie Cabott soon discovers he is Mark Hardcastle, the well-liked and successful set designer for the Eastvale Theatre's current production of Othello. Everything points to suicide, and Annie is mystified. Why would such a man want to take his own life?

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