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  • Sleeping in the Ground: An Inspector Banks Novel | Peter Robinson

    Sleeping in the Ground: An Inspector Banks Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By James Langton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Cat L. says: "all females sound like geriatric elves"
  • 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
    (327)
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    (296)
    Story
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    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....

    mspoet says: "Contemporary Social Problems and Poetry"
  • 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
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    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.

    Robert says: "Finally, another Banks novel + Simon Prebble"
  • 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
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    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!"
  • 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
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    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.

    Donna says: "Banksie"
  • 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
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    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 of Pacifica says: "Good story damaged by producer"
  • Friend of the Devil | Peter Robinson

    Friend of the Devil

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    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"
  • Before the Poison | Peter Robinson

    Before the Poison

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Susan Lyons, Toby Lennet Moore
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    Chris Lowndes built a comfortable career composing scores for films in Hollywood. But after 25 years abroad, and still quietly reeling from the death of his beloved wife, he decides to return to the Yorkshire dales of his youth. To ease the move, he buys Kilnsgate House, a rambling old mansion deep in the country. Although Chris finds Kilnsgate charming, something about the house disturbs him, a vague sensation that the long-empty rooms have been waiting for him - feelings made ever stronger when he learns that the house was the scene of a murder....

    Kindle Customer says: "Wow, what book did the other folks listen to?"
  • 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
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    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.

    Kathryn E. Keeling says: "These keep getting better"
  • Aftermath | Peter Robinson

    Aftermath

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Ron Keith
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    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!"
  • 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
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    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"
  • 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
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    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.

    Lynn says: "Banks, Annie and Simon Prebble All In Top Form"
  • 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
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    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."
  • 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
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    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"
  • In a Dry Season | Peter Robinson

    In a Dry Season

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Ron Keith
    Overall
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    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"
  • A Necessary End | Peter Robinson

    A Necessary End

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Neil Pearson
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    In the usually peaceful town of Eastvale, a simmering tension has now reached breaking point. An anti-nuclear demonstration has ended in violence, leaving one policeman stabbed to death. Fired by professional outrage, Superintendent "Dirty Dick" Burgess descends with vengeful fury on the inhabitants of "Maggie's Farm", an isolated house high on the daleside.

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

    Cold Is the Grave: An Inspector Banks Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Ron Keith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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"
  • 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
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    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?"
  • 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
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    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.

    Kiwi says: "Another good Banks's story BUT.... I"
  • Sleeping in the Ground: The 24th DCI Banks Mystery | Peter Robinson

    Sleeping in the Ground: The 24th DCI Banks Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Simon Slater
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A shocking mass murder occurs at a wedding in a small Dales church, and a huge manhunt follows. Eventually the shooter is run to ground, and things take their inevitable course. But Banks is plagued with doubts as to exactly what happened outside the church that day and why. Struggling with the death of his first serious girlfriend and the return of profiler Jenny Fuller into his life, Banks feels the need to dig deeper into the murders.

    Janet Willis says: "FANTASTIC NARATION"
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