DCI Banks Mysteries
Books in series37
UNABRIDGED
(4.1 based on 3566 ratings)
  • 1
    Gallows View | Peter Robinson

    Gallows View

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Mark Honan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (204)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
    (143)

    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.

    Love the book, but the not the performance

    DCI Banks is a great character. I am always disturbed by the fact that his physical description does not at all fit the actor who portrayed him in th..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 28 2013 by Janet H. Maddox (Atlanta, GA)
  • 2
    A Dedicated Man: An Inspector Banks Novel | Peter Robinson

    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
    (160)
    Performance
    (107)
    Story
    (109)

    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.

    As good as the first

    The past matters.

    Reviewed on June 17 2014 by Kindle Customer (United States)
  •  
    A Dedicated Man | Peter Robinson

    A Dedicated Man

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Neil Pearson
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    The body of a well-liked local historian is found half-buried under a wall near the village of Helmthorpe, Swainsdale. Who on earth would want to kill such a thoughtful, dedicated man? Penny Cartwright, a beautiful folk singer with a mysterious past, a shady land-developer, Harry's editor, and a local thriller writer are all suspects, and all are figures from Harry's previous, idyllic summers in the dale. A young girl, Sally Lumb, knows more than she lets on, and her knowledge could lead to danger.

    There are no reviews for this title yet.

  • 3
    A Necessary End | Peter Robinson

    A Necessary End

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By James Langton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (77)

    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.

    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 | Peter Robinson

    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
    (125)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (98)

    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....

    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 | Peter Robinson

    Past Reason Hated: A Novel of Suspense

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By James Langton
    Overall
    (208)
    Performance
    (153)
    Story
    (148)

    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.

    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 | Peter Robinson

    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
    (100)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (67)

    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.

    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 | Peter Robinson

    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
    (153)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (122)

    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.

    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 | Peter Robinson

    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
    (108)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (86)

    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.

    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 | Peter Robinson

    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
    (81)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (58)

    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.

    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 | Peter Robinson

    In a Dry Season

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Ron Keith
    Overall
    (316)
    Performance
    (169)
    Story
    (167)

    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.

    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)
  •  
    In a Dry Season | Peter Robinson

    In a Dry Season

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Neil Pearson
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (2)

    During a blistering summer, drought has depleted the precious resources of Thornfield Reservoir, uncovering the remains of a small village called Hobb's End: hidden from view for over 40 years. For a curious young boy this resurfaced hamlet has become a magical playground...until he unearths a human skeleton.

    There are no reviews for this title yet.

  • 11
    Cold Is the Grave: An Inspector Banks Novel | Peter Robinson

    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
    (148)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (65)

    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.

    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)
  •  
    Cold Is the Grave | Peter Robinson

    Cold Is the Grave

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Neil Pearson
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Detective Inspector Alan Banks relationship with Chief Constable Riddle has always been strained. So Banks is more than a little surprised when Riddle summons him late one night and begs for his help. For Riddle, Banks' new case is terrifyingly close to home. Six months ago, his 16-year-old daughter ran away to London, where she has fallen into a turbulent world of drugs and pornography. With his reputation threatened, Riddle wants Banks to use his unorthodox methods to find her without fuss.

    Absorbing story, well narrated.

    A very absorbing story, well written plot. The narrator is excellent and really brought all the characters, and the story, to life. A combination of w..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 10 2008 by Merril (ISTANBULTurkey)
  • 12
    Aftermath | Peter Robinson

    Aftermath

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Ron Keith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (191)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (87)

    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?

    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))
  •  
    Aftermath | Peter Robinson

    Aftermath

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Neil Pearson
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Thirty-five The Hill is an ordinary house in an ordinary street, owned by an apparently ordinary young couple. But it is about to become infamous. For when Police Constables Janet Taylor and Dennis Morrisey are sent to the house following a report of a domestic disturbance, they stumble upon a truly horrific scene - a scene which leaves one of them dead and the other fighting for her life and career.

    Another GREAT listen!

    I am totally addicted to the Peter Robinson series of Inspector Banks read so wonderfully by N Pearson, and of all the books I have listened to (w..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 10 2009 by Merril (ISTANBULTurkey)
  • 13
    Close to Home | Peter Robinson

    Close to Home

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Ron Keith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (151)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (75)

    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.

    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
    Not Available on Audible.com Why not?

    There are many reasons why a book might be unavailable.


    Sometimes a book goes temporarily out of print - and sometimes no audio version has ever been recorded. Audible wants to give you the most complete selection we can and we'll keep adding series and filling in gaps as quickly as possible.


  • 15
    Strange Affair | Peter Robinson

    Strange Affair

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    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.

    There are no reviews for this title yet.

  •  
    Strange Affair | Peter Robinson

    Strange Affair

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Neil Pearson
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    When he receives a mysterious and disturbing telephone call from his brother, Roy, Inspector Alan Banks heads off to London to search him out. Meanwhile, DI Annie Cabbot is called to a murder scene on a quiet stretch of road just outside Eastvale. A young woman has been found dead in her car, with Banks' name and address written on a slip of paper in the back pocket of her jeans.

    Superb narration.

    This is my fourth Inspector Banks, and they are all good, but probably enjoyed this one the most. A compelling listen, not least because of the excell..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 25 2008 by Merril (ISTANBULTurkey)
  •  
    Strange Affair: A Novel of Suspense | Peter Robinson

    Strange Affair: A Novel of Suspense

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Ron Keith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    A bullet to the brain abruptly halted a terrified young woman's desperate flight. In her pocket is the name of a policeman whose own life was brutally invaded, mercilessly shaken, and very nearly erased - a policeman who has since gone missing. The dead woman in the car had been running from something - but she didn't run far or fast enough. Detective Inspector Annie Cabbot would like to question the man the victim was apparently racing to meet: Annie's superior - and former lover - Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks.

    Good storyline , dreadful narrator !!

    Oh my what a narrator experience ......all the voices where grating but the female ones were horrendous , it was like listening to a bad over acted dr..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 10 2016 by Mairead McGloin (ELK GROVE, CA, US)
  • 16
    Piece of my Heart | Peter Robinson

    Piece of my Heart

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Geoff Annis
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

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

    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 | Peter Robinson

    Friend Of The Devil

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    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.

    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)
  •  
    Friend of the Devil | Peter Robinson

    Friend of the Devil

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (193)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (93)

    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....

    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)
  •  
    Friend of the Devil | Peter Robinson

    Friend of the Devil

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Richard Burnip
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    When Karen Drew is found sitting in her wheelchair staring out to sea with her throat cut one chilly morning, DI Annie Cabbot, on loan to Eastern Area, gets lumbered with the case. Back in Eastvale, that same Sunday morning, 19-year-old Hayley Daniels is found raped and strangled in the Maze, a tangle of narrow alleys behind Eastvale's market square, after a drunken night on the town with a group of friends, and DCI Alan Banks is called in. Banks finds suspects galore, while Annie seems to hit a brick wall - until she reaches a breakthrough....

    freind not

    i don,t know the narrator clips his sentences almost speaking the last word louder than the rest

    Reviewed on March 31 2015 by Tracey (craigmore, Australia)
  • 18
    All the Colors of Darkness | Peter Robinson

    All the Colors of Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (83)

    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.

    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" charac..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 24 2009 by Lehua of Pacifica ()
  •  
    All the Colours of Darkness | Peter Robinson

    All the Colours of Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Richard Burnip
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (5)

    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?

    There are no reviews for this title yet.

  • 19
    Bad Boy | Peter Robinson

    Bad Boy

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Mark Hadfield
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (3)

    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.

    There are no reviews for this title yet.

  •  
    Bad Boy: An Inspector Banks Novel | Peter Robinson

    Bad Boy: An Inspector Banks Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (224)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (101)

    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.

    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 | Peter Robinson

    Watching the Dark: An Inspector Banks Novel, Book 20

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    Overall
    (210)
    Performance
    (175)
    Story
    (174)

    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.

    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)
  •  
    Watching the Dark | Peter Robinson

    Watching the Dark

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Simon Slater
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    Banks is back - and this time he's investigating the murder of one of his own. Detective Inspector Bill Reid is killed by a crossbow in the tranquil grounds of a police rehabilitation centre, and compromising photos are found in his room. DCI Banks, brought in to investigate, is assailed on all sides. By Joanna Passero, the Professional Standards inspector who insists on shadowing the investigation in case of police corruption.

    There are no reviews for this title yet.

  • 21
    Children of the Revolution: An Inspector Banks Novel | Peter Robinson

    Children of the Revolution: An Inspector Banks Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (187)
    Performance
    (172)
    Story
    (173)

    The body of a disgraced college lecturer is found on an abandoned railway line. In the four years since his dismissal for sexual misconduct, heโ€™d been living like a hermit. So where did he get the 5,000 pounds found in his pocket? Leading the investigation, Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks begins to suspect that the victim's past may be connected to his death. Forty years ago the dead man attended a university that was a hotbed of militant protest and divisive, bitter politics. And as the seasoned detective well knows, some grudges are never forgotten - or forgiven.

    Finally, another Banks novel + Simon Prebble

    It was narrated by Simon Prebble. I think I'd listen to Prebble read his grocery list.

    Reviewed on April 25 2014 by Robert (Waynesville, NC, United States)
  •  
    Children of the Revolution: A DCI Banks mystery | Peter Robinson

    Children of the Revolution: A DCI Banks mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Simon Slater
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (6)

    A disgraced college lecturer is found murdered with ยฃ5,000 in his pocket on a disused railway line near his home. Since being dismissed from his job for sexual misconduct four years previously, he has been living a poverty-stricken and hermit-like existence in this isolated spot. The suspects range from several individuals at the college where he used to teach to a woman who knew the victim back in the early '70s at Essex University, then a hotbed of political activism.

    There are no reviews for this title yet.

  • 22
    Abattoir Blues: The 22nd DCI Banks Mystery | Peter Robinson

    Abattoir Blues: The 22nd DCI Banks Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Simon Slater
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (2)

    The 22nd novel in number-one best-selling author Peter Robinson's critically acclaimed DCI Banks series. When two boys vanish under mysterious circumstances, the local community is filled with unease. And when a caravan belonging to one of the youths is burned to the ground, and a bloodstain is discovered in a disused World War Two hangar nearby, things quickly become much more sinister.

    There are no reviews for this title yet.

  •  
    In the Dark Places: An Inspector Banks Novel | Peter Robinson

    In the Dark Places: An Inspector Banks Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (235)
    Performance
    (213)
    Story
    (212)

    It's a double mystery: Two young men have vanished, and the investigation leads to two troubling clues in two different locations - a scorched van and a peculiar bloodstain in an abandoned airport hangar.

    Banksie

    I like the Inspector Banks series, One murder in a mystery isn't enough. Though impatient for action , I slogged along and was rewarded wi..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 13 2015 by Donna (Kansas,USA)
  • 23
    When the Music's Over: An Inspector Banks Novel | Peter Robinson

    When the Music's Over: An Inspector Banks Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    Overall
    (170)
    Performance
    (160)
    Story
    (157)

    Newly promoted Detective Superintendent Banks finds himself taking on the coldest of cases: a 50-year-old assault allegedly perpetrated by beloved celebrity Danny Caxton. Now Caxton stands accused at the center of a media storm, and it's Banks' job to discover the shocking truth. As more women step forward with accounts of Caxton's manipulation, Banks must piece together decades-old evidence - as the investigation leads him down the darkest of paths....

    Contemporary Social Problems and Poetry

    Peter Robinson expertly and sensitively wraps this novel around some very contemporary issues: long buried sexual abuse cases revolving around once p..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 24 2016 by mspoet (La Honda, CA, United States)
  •  
    When the Music's Over: The 23rd DCI Banks Mystery | Peter Robinson

    When the Music's Over: The 23rd DCI Banks Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Simon Slater
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    When the body of a young girl is found in a remote countryside lane, evidence suggests she was drugged, abused and thrown from a moving van - before being beaten to death. While DI Annie Cabbot investigates the circumstances in which a 14-year-old could possibly fall victim to such a crime, newly promoted Detective Superintendent Alan Banks must do the same - but the crime Banks is investigating is the coldest of cases.

    There are no reviews for this title yet.