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    • Sleeping in the Ground

    • An Inspector Banks Novel
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 227
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 209

    At the doors of a charming country church, an unspeakable act destroys a wedding party. A huge manhunt ensues. The culprit is captured. The story is over. Except it isn't. For Alan Banks, still struggling with a tragic loss of his own, there's something wrong about this case - something unresolved. Reteaming with profiler Jenny Fuller, the relentless detective deeper into the crime...deep enough to unearth long-buried secrets that reshape everything Banks thought he knew about the events outside that chapel.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • all females sound like geriatric elves

    • By Cat L. on 09-08-17

    Regular price: $28.51

    • When the Music's Over

    • An Inspector Banks Novel
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 368
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 331
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 329

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Contemporary Social Problems and Poetry

    • By mspoet on 08-24-16

    Regular price: $34.22

    • A Dedicated Man

    • An Inspector Banks Novel
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 258
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 195
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 196

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • As good as the first

    • By Kindle Customer on 06-17-14

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Price of Love and Other Stories

    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: John Lee, Gideon Emery, Rosalyn Landor, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    i>The Price of Love and Other Stories includes two novellas and several stories featuring the Yorkshire policeman at his finest. In the novella "Going Back," never before published in the United States, Banks returns home for a family reunion, only to find it taking a decidedly sinister turn. In "Like a Virgin," written especially for this volume, Banks revisits the period in his life and the terrible crime that led him to leave London for Eastvale

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Unbelievably bad

    • By Ann on 01-27-16

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Children of the Revolution

    • An Inspector Banks Novel
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 248
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 225

    The body of a disgraced college lecturer is found on an abandoned railway line. In the four years since his dismissal for sexual misconduct, he’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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally, another Banks novel + Simon Prebble

    • By Robert on 04-25-14

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Strange Affair

    • A Novel of Suspense
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Ron Keith
    • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another good Banks's story BUT.... I

    • By Kiwi on 12-17-16

    Regular price: $31.93

    • In the Dark Places

    • An Inspector Banks Novel
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 342
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 313
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 313

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Banksie

    • By Donna on 08-13-15

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Innocent Graves

    • An Inspector Banks Novel #8
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 156
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 131

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Falsely Accused!

    • By Snoodely on 06-20-13

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Close to Home

    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Ron Keith
    • Length: 16 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 208
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Golden Age of Mystery

    • By Kev on 07-15-04

    Regular price: $37.77

    • Bad Boy

    • An Inspector Banks Novel
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 275
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 147

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Who can beat a Peter Robinson-Simon Prebble combo?

    • By Dorice on 10-29-12

    Regular price: $28.51

    • In a Dry Season

    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Ron Keith
    • Length: 16 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 394
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 241
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 240

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well Constructed Mystery

    • By Hallie on 05-28-04

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Wednesday's Child

    • An Inspector Banks Novel #6
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 106

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Chief Inspector Banks cracks another case.

    • By Snoodely on 06-15-13

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Blood at the Root

    • An Inspector Banks Novel #9
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • These keep getting better

    • By Kathryn E. Keeling on 01-21-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Past Reason Hated

    • The 5th DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    It should have been a cosy scene - log fire, sheepskin rug, Vivaldi on the stereo, Christmas lights and tree. But appearances can be deceptive. For Caroline Hartley, lying quietly on the couch, has been brutally murdered. Inspector Alan Banks is called to the grim scene. And he soon has more suspects than he ever imagined. As he delves into her past, he realizes that for Caroline, secrecy was a way of life, and her death is no different. His ensuing investigation is full of hidden passions and desperate violence....

    Regular price: $24.00

    • All the Colors of Darkness

    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 219
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 136

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story damaged by producer

    • By Lehua of Pacifica on 05-24-09

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Watching the Dark

    • An Inspector Banks Novel, Book 20
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 281
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 240

    A decorated detective inspector is murdered on the tranquil grounds of the St. Peter’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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Procedural With Depth

    • By Chalis on 05-31-17

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Friend of the Devil

    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 254
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • This time Book 4; Reader 5

    • By Greg on 05-12-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Aftermath

    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Ron Keith
    • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 254
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142

    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?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Police Procedural

    • By Kev on 11-22-04

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Cold Is the Grave

    • An Inspector Banks Novel
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Ron Keith
    • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 189
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Solid

    • By Colleen on 10-10-04

    Regular price: $37.77

    • Children of the Revolution

    • The 21st DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    A disgraced college lecturer is found murdered with £5,000 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.

    Regular price: $26.64

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