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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,506 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Robinson Narrator: Simon Prebble Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Inspector Banks Mysteries Release Date: February 2009 ISBN: 9780061798467
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“The Alan Banks mystery-suspense novels are, simply put, the best series now on the market.”

—Stephen King

 

Peter Robinson is one of the very best in the crime fiction business—a teller of dark police tales who stands firmly in the bestseller ranks alongside Ian Rankin and Elizabeth George. In All the Colors of Darkness, the maestro whose masterworks Janet Maslin of the New York Times compares to “the masculine, brooding work of Dennis Lehane, Michael Connelly, Harlan Coben, George Pelecanos, and Jonathan Kellerman,” brings back his unforgettable series characters Yorkshire Chief Inspector Alan Banks and Detective Inspector Annie Cabbot. A gripping story with echoes of Shakespeare’s Othello set in our contemporary age of terrorist fears, All the Colors of Darkness supports the Miami Herald’s contention that “it’s a crime if you miss [this] author.”

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Smart, absorbing…Every bit as captivating as its predecessors…You’ll be eagerly awaiting their next adventure.”

    Miami Herald

  • “As much thriller as crime story…solid…Robinson deftly integrates the requisite espionage element with his regular cast. The unexpected cliffhanger will assure readers that this chapter in Banks's life is far from over.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Boasts the same combination of a hard-bitten but introspective hero and a compelling story that has made Robinson’s series enduringly successful…Another winner from one of Britain’s established A-listers.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 1/30/2014

    " Okay, another British mystery, why can't I learn that I'm over that "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephen | 1/5/2014

    " It started out good, then all of the sudden we're involved with M16 or M15 and what had been an interesting mystery transforms into something I just couldn't keep the interest for. I hate that, because Robinson is one of my favorite writers. Perhaps, after I forgive him, I'll read the book to the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melelani | 12/29/2013

    " very good! if not for the random product/music placement, five stars. i've read two from this series so far and i just want to read the rest! can also tell tana french was definitely inspired by robinson. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna Mcnab | 12/22/2013

    " When Inspector Alan Banks investigates an apparent murder suicide, he feels that there is more to the case than appears on the surface. When MI5 or MI6 (who can tell which is which?) come calling, he is sure that there is more to the case. Of course, when Inspector Banks is told by his superiors to close the case, it only makes him want to dig into it more. The Inspector Banks books are always very interesting with good details, plots and characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 11/28/2013

    " The latest addition to the Inspector Banks series, this book was a little interlude in my Spring Challenge reading. It didn't fit any category on the challenge, but when it came from the library, I had to read it. It wasn't my favorite of the series, but I enjoy Inspector Banks -- he's well-read, loves all sorts of music, and describes himself as a good cop because he's curious; he doesn't just want to catch the bad guys -- he wants to know WHY. And that's what makes a good mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JP | 11/27/2013

    " It seemed to start off slowly but there were some excellent twists. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Buller | 11/19/2013

    " Peter Robinson is a Canadian who writes very good British mysteries. Inspector Banks is the understated hero of the series and is a likable complex and very human character. This is the second Robinson novel I have read and they are worth recommending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharron | 11/18/2013

    " Banks is less of a dweeb here. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kate | 11/14/2013

    " This book did not captivate me as much as other Inspector Banks novels. I found the plot a little slow and the eventual outcome of the 'who-dun-it' a bit of a let-down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robin Ciccarelli | 11/4/2013

    " A great addition to the Inspector Banks series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie Angel | 10/31/2013

    " Liked it, but not thrilled. Is this series getting a little shopworn too? Dunno, but I still like Banks and Annie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Surreysmum | 9/24/2013

    " I adore the fact that we are left with fear and uncertainty at the end of this book, just as Banks is. And that despite the fact that I am one of those who reads mystery novels partly for the comfort that the resolution of the pattern brings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 8/28/2013

    " Master of the contemporary British mystery thriller brings back MI5 intrigue, or is it just the murder/suicide of gay lovers? Inspector Banks has good taste in pop, jazz and classical music. For fans who miss Colin Dexter's Inspector Morse. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianne | 8/15/2013

    " Not the usual twist this time "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jwolfe5 | 3/8/2013

    " Rec'd by Jim Scovell. OK-not my fave.. Another book set in England! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luanne | 2/23/2013

    " This is the first book I have read in this series and it is good. I will be watching for this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Philomena | 11/20/2012

    " It was pretty good but I got bored halfway through. the ending was not satisfying. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 8/24/2012

    " Banks. It felt very random and, in some ways, too Michael Connelly without being Connelly. Which is strange. Friend of the Devil was incredible so it's all right for him to go out on a limb or two here. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 pjreads ♫ | 5/31/2011

    " Author admits near the end that the story abandoned common sense. Detectives disobey direct orders to prove their theory correct about a non-criminal action and bring the forces of chaos down on everyone around them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sally | 5/23/2011

    " I enjoy this series immensely, and the latest entry does not disappoint, although the ending is somewhat unexpected. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rob | 5/8/2011

    " My first Inspector Banks book and is, in my opinion, not a patch on Inspector Rebus, and what is the point of the music playlist? totally irrelevant. Will stick to Ian Rankin and Henning Mankell. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianne | 1/23/2011

    " Not the usual twist this time "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JP | 7/31/2010

    " It seemed to start off slowly but there were some excellent twists. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennie | 7/13/2010

    " Pretty good mystery/detective book - wasn't amazing, but I'll probably pick up a few other books by Peter Robinson in this series when I need something to read and don't have anything else on the list. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anthony | 6/17/2010

    " A suspense filled read that takes us across the pond and into the life of Chief Inspector Alan Banks. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianne | 5/10/2010

    " Robinson doesn't disappoint with this book, although he seems to be making Banks darker with each novel.

    MI5 and MI6 scullduggery is nasty stuff! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 4/10/2010

    " What a terrific thriller! I'll admit to having lost a bit of sleep to read what happens next. "

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About the Author
Author Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson is the author of the award-winning Inspector Banks novels, among them a Best Book of the Year from Publishers Weekly, a New York Times Notable Book, and a Page Turner of the Week from People. His novels have reached #1 on the London Sunday Times bestsellers list and hit the New York Times expanded list of bestsellers. His books have won numerous awards, including the Anthony, Barry, Macavity, Martin Beck, and Arthur Ellis awards, among others.

About the Narrator

Simon Prebble, a British-born performer, is a stage and television actor and veteran narrator of some three hundred audiobooks. As one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices, he has received thirty-seven Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie in 2010. He lives in New York.