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Author: Peter Robinson Narrator: Simon Prebble Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Inspector Banks Mysteries Release Date: August 2015 ISBN: 9780062394965
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Published in the United Kingdom and Canada as Abattoir Blues

Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks is back in this crackling novel of suspense, a moody and sophisticated mystery full of serpentine curves from New York Times bestselling, Edgar Award-winning author Peter Robinson.

One of the world’s greatest suspense writers returns with this sensational new novel featuring Inspector Alan Banks, hailed by Michael Connelly as "a man for all seasons."

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.

As Banks and his team scramble for answers, the inquiry takes an even darker turn when a truck careens off an icy road in a freak hailstorm. In the wreckage, rescuers find the driver, who was killed on impact, as well as another body—a body that was dead well before the crash.

Snow falls. The body count rises. And Banks, perceptive and curious as ever, feels himself being drawn deeper into a web of crime, and at its center something—or someone—dark and dangerous lying in wait.

Vibrating with tension, ingeniously plotted, and filled with soul and poignancy, In the Dark Places is a remarkable achievement from this masterful talent.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Peter Robinson’s In the Dark Places is wonderful—a cause for celebration.”

    Louise Penny, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “Peter Robinson is a master, and In the Dark Places shows why. Thrilling, sophisticated, and emotionally involving, this is edge-of-your-seat, heart-in-your-throat suspense. A must-read.”

    Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Classic Robinson: labyrinthine plot merged with deft characterization.”

    Observer (London)

  • “It’s neither the setting nor even the characters that makes Robinson’s work so satisfying but the plotting of Swiss-watch precision.”

    Independent (London)

  • “Deftly plotted…Banks continues to charm.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The focus here is less on Banks and more on the no-nonsense DS Winsome Jackman, her background, and the possibility of a romance…Absorbing.”

    Library Journal

  • “Steadily builds to some very frightening revelations and a hold-your-breath climax. As usual, the relationships between Banks and his crew and the fascinating way that procedure and forensics are used make for a solid read. Robinson belongs on any P. D. James’ fan’s must-read list.”

    Booklist

  • “A case no one in Eastvale HQ wants to work—a gentleman farmer’s stolen tractor—leads to all the homicidal twists and turns beloved of Robinson’s many fans…If malfeasance in Yorkshire is what you crave, you won’t hesitate, and you won’t go wrong.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Simon Prebble narrates at a controlled pace, allowing the plot, with its often gruesome twists, to unfold naturally. Introducing listeners to a wide cast of characters, including male and female officers and various suspects and witnesses, Prebble employs gentle characterizations…His narration conjures the sense of urgency and desperation of the investigators and helps build suspense.”

    AudioFile

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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.