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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,078 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Robinson Narrator: James Langton Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Inspector Banks Mysteries Release Date: March 2011 ISBN: 9781400182756
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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. The crime scene is one that could chill the blood of even the most seasoned police officer. But the strange revelations about an ordinary accountant's extraordinary secret life are what truly set Chief Inspector Alan Banks off-as lies breed further deceptions and blood begets blood, unleashing a policeman's dark passions...and a violent rage that, when freed, might be impossible to control. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Impressive…A dark, unsettling story.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • Impressive.... A dark, unsettling story. The New York Times Book Review
  • “Tremendous plotting and solid characters make this a superior British procedural from the critically acclaimed author of Wednesday’s Child.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 2/16/2014

    " While Robinson hinted at the ending ahead of time, it was a really good read -- strong plot, great description of people and places, a solid diversion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen | 2/10/2014

    " disjoint, violent, had my fill of this guy "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 2/1/2014

    " This Alan Banks mystery lacks the intensity of some of the other books, especially the later ones. Banks is still with his wife, which may account for his laid-back attitude. The ending is a little pat and probably wouldn't be much of a surprise for most readers who were paying attention. However, the Yorkshire countryside and the characters who inhabit it still make for a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn | 1/31/2014

    " This one was a bit boring even with all the murders going on. Financial stories usually don't tickle my fancy. And the mentioning briefly of Churchill from the Caribbean didn't really delve into his situation enough. I had also guessed the ending midway through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 1/26/2014

    " I like this series very much. While there is a bit of personal stuff about DCI Banks and his co-workers, the story is really about solving the crime. And the way the crime is solved seems very realistic to me, complete with false leads, wrong assumptions and even some stupid mistakes. In this particular story, even though I guessed the ending, it was still interesting to see how Banks and his fellow detectives would get their man. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbie | 1/17/2014

    " Characters not as well developed as Elizabeth George's Inspector Lynley series, but overall an entertaining read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Petra Willemse | 1/14/2014

    " This isn't my favourite of the Inspector Banks novels, but it was enjoyable to read about him early on his career. I recommend it to fans of the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marie | 1/13/2014

    " Riveting mystery with plot twists aplenty. Next! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pauline | 12/29/2013

    " Another good read in the Inspector Banks series. Well worth a read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen Okamoto | 12/27/2013

    " This was a mystery with a lot of twists and turns. The book was not too long. It was well written, but for some reason I did not enjoy it that much "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jayne Clifford-Greening | 12/20/2013

    " Well, what can I say? Alan Banks, brillant so far! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monika | 11/12/2013

    " De boeken van Robinson zijn zowiezo goed. Herkenbaar, alleen jammer dat ze niet in logische volgorde uitgegeven worden. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jer Hogan | 8/31/2013

    " Up to the Banks standard. Banks is an enjoyable guy to read about. Left of Centre but works with 'Dirty' Dick Burgess for example. "

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

    " A well-constructed mystery, with all the ends neatly tied together. The main solution to the mystery was pretty easy to predict, but getting there was fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 5/3/2013

    " Not as good as previous books in the series, but love reading Peter Robinson nonetheless. Even a so-so British mystery is better than the american crap out there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail | 3/4/2013

    " As always, I enjoyed this Inspector Banks mystery. Not the best one I've read, but still very good. Nice balance of personal and police life for the hardworking detective. The last chapter was a bit of a surprise but tied up the loose ends. On to the next one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy Goodnight | 2/21/2013

    " Meticulously plotted, lots of twists & turns "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julia Henderson | 11/3/2012

    " yeah, yeah, a lot of thrillers lately...after 20 odd scientific papers on bog ecology the comfort of a Robinson cannot be underestimated! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lesley | 9/20/2012

    " Another excellent Peter Robinson. Well worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 3/29/2012

    " Moving quickly, the plot is first rate. This is remarkable insofar as each episode is itself predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 9/6/2011

    " This was enjoyable but not memorable. "

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

    " Another excellent Peter Robinson. Well worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen | 3/31/2011

    " disjoint, violent, had my fill of this guy "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 3/9/2011

    " A well-constructed mystery, with all the ends neatly tied together. The main solution to the mystery was pretty easy to predict, but getting there was fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 1/31/2010

    " Moving quickly, the plot is first rate. This is remarkable insofar as each episode is itself predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 1/30/2010

    " This was a mystery with a lot of twists and turns. The book was not too long. It was well written, but for some reason I did not enjoy it that much "

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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

James Langton trained as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. An AudioFile Earphones Award winner, he has performed many voice-overs and narrated numerous audiobooks, including the international bestsellers The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud by Julia Navarro, The Virtues of War by Steven Pressfield, and The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan. He is also a professional musician who led the internationally renowned Pasadena Roof Orchestra from 1996 to 2002. He was born in York, England, and is now based in New York City.