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3.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 5 3.33 (33 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: August 2010 ISBN: 9780062006974
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“Brilliant! With Bad Boy, author Robinson once again achieves the high bar he’s set in all his previous Inspector Banks books…This one will stay with you for a long time.”
—Jeffery Deaver, New York Times bestselling author of Roadside Crosses

Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks faces his most challenging, personal, and terrifying case yet when his own daughter crosses paths with a psychopath, in Peter Robinson’s superb Bad Boy. Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River and Shutter Island, calls the novels of Peter Robinson, “chilling, evocative, deeply nuanced works of art.” Stephen King calls them, “the best series now on the market.” If you have not yet discovered this New York Times bestselling crime fiction master and his exceptional detective, now is definitely the time.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Robinson once again achieves the high bar he’s set in all his previous Inspector Banks books: gut-wrenching plotting alongside heart-wrenching portraits of the characters who populate his world, not to mention the top-notch police procedure. This one will stay with you for a long time.” 

    Jeffery Deaver, New York Times bestselling author of Roadside Crosses 

  • “A murderous psychopath presents Alan Banks with the most intensely personal challenge of the maverick detective’s storied career. Superbly cinematic from the beginning to the explosive finale, this would be a thrilling movie.”  

    Joseph Wambaugh, New York Times bestselling author of Hollywood Moon  

  • “Robinson deftly integrates Banks’ personal life with an acute look at British attitudes about police, guns, and violence in this strong entry in a superb series.” 

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “A top-notch thriller that further advances Banks’ development as one of the most intriguing characters in detective fictionWith emotional literacy and inexorable momentum that builds tension to the breaking point, Robinson reaffirms his place in the top cadre of police-procedural writers.”  

    Richmond Times-Dispatch

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Clough | 2/12/2014

    " Some good baddies in this outing for DCI Alan Banks who is most noticeable by his absence in the early part of the book. In the meantime his trusty sidekick DI Annie Cabbott is working hard to deal with Eastvale's criminals. Needless to say Banks returns not exactly to save the day but certainly to help sort things out. I've read quite a lot of Peter Robinson's DCI Banks books and I think they are getting better and better which is not always the case with such long-running strands. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra Eggers | 1/31/2014

    " I've only read a few of Peter Robinson's previous books in this series so I was looking forward to this new one. Now that I finished, I am glad I read it but had my doubts about finishing until I got halfway through. I didn't much like characters that the main action centered around in the beginning. Everyone whined and was totally self-absorbed. And you knew it was going to end badly.[return][return]The second half of the book with more of Annie Cabot and Alan Banks was much better and kept me going, so I guess it was worth it in the long run, but I'm not sure I will continue with the next book in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nanci | 1/20/2014

    " Bad Boy, the latest in the Inspector Banks series, was a bit of a letdown, but this series is overall very enjoyable and I highly recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Byrne | 1/16/2014

    " An enjoyable read, good change up from what I have been reading. I liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Harriet | 1/12/2014

    " Good enough to finish. Very wordy. Not good enough that I will read more from this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maura | 1/7/2014

    " Not one of his best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Lee | 12/26/2013

    " Well, all i gotta say is i did not know that British citizens were not allowed to own guns (the basis for this story). Learn somethin new every day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate Loveday | 11/4/2013

    " I am a Peter Robinson fan, but this book didn't grip me as much as most of his have done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 9/11/2013

    " Alan Banks is off to America while his daughter Tracy gets involved with a really "bad boy" and Annie gets shot. As always, a good mystery, and I like the characters. Simon Prebble's reading is top notch. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kel Sta | 8/16/2013

    " Likeable, realistically flawed characters in a believable narrative I enjoyed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rog Harrison | 7/7/2013

    " Quite a lot going on in Alan Banks' life in this one. It's an interesting series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David Matthews | 5/1/2013

    " Read 120 odd pages and became totally bored. Shame, i used to like the Inspector Banks series but gone off him big time recently "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dennis Fischman | 3/16/2013

    " Even though it wasn't much of a mystery, it was a good suspense novel, and I like seeing the relationships develop and Tracy Banks become an adult. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane Kitts | 11/26/2012

    " I like the Inspector Banks novels. They all take place in England; I like the way they use words. I also learned they have much stricter gun laws. This one involves his daughter Tracy in danger as the police force hunt down a murderous psychopath. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dward7272 | 11/24/2012

    " series is all Alan Banks, 50% personal life/50% professional (cop) life. this is the best of both. a reat blend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phyllis | 9/5/2012

    " This addition to the Alan Bates/Annie Cabot mystery series is more of a thrill er than previous books. Although far from Peter Robinson's best, its a good book and worth you time. Recommended! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 4/18/2012

    " i really want to know what happens next. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 9/15/2011

    " This installment in the Inspector Banks series took forever to get into and I almost gave up. At page 148 I finally wanted to finish the book in one sitting, which is how I think mysteries should be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lesley | 5/27/2011

    " What can I say? Peter Robinson is consistently good with his Alan Banks novels. This one involves Alan's daughter which gives an emotional edge to it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 5/26/2011

    " Language. This is a series that I enjoy Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks. This story shows how things can totally get out of hand and how rules and regulations are made to cover every situation and rarely fit any situation unless common sense is used. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarahcook | 5/26/2011

    " Not as goo das his past books "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 5/12/2011

    " horrible title, bad cover, good book.
    "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Margaret | 5/12/2011

    " The series is pretty tired but engaging enough that I keep reading them! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dennis | 4/12/2011

    " Even though it wasn't much of a mystery, it was a good suspense novel, and I like seeing the relationships develop and Tracy Banks become an adult. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianne | 3/3/2011

    " This was a good one! Banks, the happier, just a little bit, DCI is back. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katreeeena | 2/10/2011

    " This book fulfils my criteria for British crime stories and I was enjoying it until, oh, the ending. I won't give you any spoilers, but I was just disappointed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cheryl | 2/6/2011

    " Didn't like the characters and did not really care whether they survived as were innately self centered and unattractive.
    This series has petered out and will probably not buy any more. (may still read at library) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lila | 2/5/2011

    " This is a good series. I have only read a few so will have to try some of the others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally | 2/5/2011

    " This series never disappoints, and I always look forward to the latest one. This particular entry leaves some story lines hanging for the next time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vickie | 1/31/2011

    " One of the many things I like about Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks is his taste in music. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Lou | 1/24/2011

    " More thriller than mystery - readers know whodunnit from the start - even whydunnit - what remains is how Banks unravels and overcomes - good characterization - worth reading "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claire | 1/17/2011

    " Another great Banks book! Couldn't put it down! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 1/17/2011

    " Robinson keeps his Banks story fresh and his writing which has always been good just keeps getting better. However I don't think the plot in this book is as good as in Robinson's other books. "

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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 over twenty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie in 2010. He lives in New York.