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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (799 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: 9781400182725
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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. But Banks must remain vigilant in his hunt-because when the devil is left free to pursue his terrible calling, more blood will surely flow. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Entertaining and sophisticated, crime writing of a high order. The Washington Post
  • "[A] painful but enlightening journey into the past.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Exquisitely complex and atmospheric.”

    Los Angeles Times Book Review

  • “Entertaining and sophisticated, crime writing of a high order.”

    Washington Post

  • “Langton’s main success is in capturing the many moods of the hapless Pierce—confusion, arrogance, petulance, self-pity, despair, and, eventually, fierce anger—as he faces the growing circumstantial case against him. It’s a performance that adds a punch to the book’s powerful conclusion.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 2/9/2014

    " Robinson just gets better and better! It drags a bit in some places, but what a ride! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaycee Brooks Brooks | 1/18/2014

    " this book is about a girl tht was killed in a grave yard in England. Chief Inspactor Banks's daughter know the victom, so that compicated things. the girls boyfriend is the primary suspect and her uncle too. her uncle had secret things inside one of his laptops and the gil took it, so tht makes her uncle a suspect also. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorraine | 1/6/2014

    " Deborah Harrison, a 16 year old school girl, is found strangled in the St. Mary's graveyard on a very foggy evening after a meeting of the school's chess club. Due to physical evidence of the girl's hair and blood found on his anorak, Owen Pierce is arrested and we hear his thoughts during the trial. When he is found not guilty, Owen returns to Eastvale but finds his house vandalized, he's lost his teaching job and his former friends are leery of him. Meantime, Inspector Banks decides that he needs to re-investigate Deborah's boyfriend, the scummy John Spinks, who gives him a clue he can follow up on, but not before another school girl is murdered. I enjoyed the first half of this book, but found the last third or so dragged. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron Chicaferro | 12/31/2013

    " This is the eighth book in a fantastic series featuring protaganist Chief Inspector Banks. Its a story of the murder of a beautiful 16 year old girl and the subsequent murder of a second young girl. A man is accused of the crime and spends several months is jail awaiting his trial. The author spends half the time describing what the accused man goes through and how his life brings him to this point. His story is perfectly blended with Chief Inspector Banks' efforts to either bring in the evidence to convict this man at his trial or find another suspect. As the other books in this series, Innocent Graves is very well written and constructed. An excellent book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pauline | 12/23/2013

    " Another good book by this author. This series is well worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marie | 12/22/2013

    " Absolutely brilliant !!! Thoroughly enjoyable a real page turner :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail | 12/9/2013

    " Superintendent Banks stars again in an atmospheric mystery set in Yorkshire. I love the way the author shares the thoughts---the joys and frustrations---of the main characters, and adds to the suspense with foreshadowing. Banks is so likable as a policeman and a person...on to the next book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 12/9/2013

    " He's not P.D. James, but this book was close enough to make me want to read more Inspector Banks books. Definitely a "good read." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 11/23/2013

    " Another good read. As others have said, this one focuses more on the accused than on Banks, and the characters are all well developed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kyla | 11/21/2013

    " Sometimes you just want an easy read... Peter Robinson's books are good for that purpose. Real page-turners. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 9/3/2013

    " a good story,well told.from a great author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anita | 8/25/2013

    " Peter Robinson's books are good for whiling away an afternoon or evening at home, and this book offers more of the same. The only question is whether the fellow charged is actually the one who murdered the girl in the graveyard. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy Goodnight | 8/2/2013

    " Another "things are not as they seem" plot. Interesting take on the suspect's point of view. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vionna | 10/25/2012

    " A teenage girl from an exclusive private school is killed. The plot, this time around, is quite complex with a subplots going is different directions. More attention was also paid to secondary characters. Really good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy | 8/3/2012

    " I tend to find myself rolling my eyes at how Robinson writes about women's sexuality (problematic example in this novel: Michelle). It's not enough to throw me out of the novels entirely, but it would make me hesitate before recommending this series to certain readers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie Maskus | 9/11/2011

    " Read for Mystery Book Club 11/2001 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia | 5/25/2011

    " Another Inspector Banks novel. This one spends a significant amount of time on a trial sandwiched between the police investigations. A strong, interesting whodunnit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marie | 3/10/2011

    " Gripping, atmospheric, and satisfying. Starting the next in the series tonight! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 9/16/2010

    " oops! Set before Dry Season "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 8/4/2010

    " Another good read. As others have said, this one focuses more on the accused than on Banks, and the characters are all well developed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 10/9/2009

    " Read for Mystery Book Club 11/2001 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sparhawk | 9/19/2009

    " Another good book by this author. This series is well worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia | 8/19/2009

    " Another Inspector Banks novel. This one spends a significant amount of time on a trial sandwiched between the police investigations. A strong, interesting whodunnit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kyla | 2/18/2008

    " Sometimes you just want an easy read... Peter Robinson's books are good for that purpose. Real page-turners.
    "

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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.