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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,022 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: December 2010 ISBN: 9781400182732
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A picturesque Yorkshire village is dressed in its finest for the upcoming Noel. But one of its residents will not be celebrating this holiday. Chief Inspector Alan Banks knows that secrecy can sometimes prove fatal-and secrets were the driving force behind Caroline Hartley's life...and death. She was a beautiful enigma, brutally stabbed in her own home three days prior to Christmas. Leaving her past behind for a forbidden love affair, she mystified more than a few. And now she is dead, clothed only in her unshared mysteries and her blood. In this season of giving and forgiving, Banks is eager to absolve the innocent of their sins. But that must wait until the many facets of a perplexing puzzle are exposed and the dark circle of his investigation finally closes...and when a killer makes the next move. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Immensely satisfying. St. Petersburg Times
  • “Robinson deserves kudos.”

    People

  • “Immensely satisfying.”

    St. Petersburg Times

  • “Robinson…creates an appealing Yorkshire setting with evocative descriptions of the wintry town, dales, and seaside.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 2/15/2014

    " Another wonderful story with Inspector Banks. Robinson's writing style is a joy to read and the subject matter certainly changes to keep your interest up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adrian Hickey | 2/2/2014

    " Not bad if a little predictable. Good characters though, and kept the interest going well. "

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

    " Plotting and writing gets better with each book - only thing that let this down for me was the outdated presentation of the lesbian couple and views about them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 1/25/2014

    " If you like this author, it's more good Banks. As usual he weaves a great story, though I figured out 'whodunnit' early (hence only 3 stars). Still, it was a good ride and I can't wait to read the next. He's starting to develop Susan Gay, who so far isn't a great thinker! and hence can be irritating, but we'll see where he goes with her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tricia Neville | 1/25/2014

    " Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks books are always good. This is not one of his best though. I didn't feel drawn to the characters in this book as I have in others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dhanaraj Rajan | 1/23/2014

    " Good crime novel with enough racy things to keep you in toes on every page. The ending is a good revelation and the twists wonderfully fall into place. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 1/23/2014

    " Even though Past Reason Hated has many of the same atmospheric qualities as the other Peter Robinson mysteries, this one seems to lack energy. Maybe the fact that it was set in a snowy Yorkshire winter has something to do with that. Even so, it's hard to beat reading a wintry murder mystery in the middle of a Kansas winter when it's best to stay warm and cozy inside. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlie Dennis | 1/12/2014

    " Peter Robinson's Inspector Alan Banks never fails to get his killer and the books never fail to entertain. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 1/2/2014

    " I've read a number of the Alan Banks' mysteries. This book maintains the quality of the characters and story line of the others. I enjoy British mysteries, and this author's series is one of my favorites. The narration is terrific. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Virginie | 12/25/2013

    " Up to this one in the series, I have never been disappointed by DCI Banks...loved it ! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katherine | 12/8/2013

    " I enjoyed this one, good old British mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen Hayes | 11/26/2013

    " A woman is murdered and her past is rather hidden and mysterious, which makes it more difficult to find who may have had a motive for murdering her, and there are too many suspects. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hillary Bowden | 11/12/2013

    " DCI Banks - Excellent series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaycee Brooks Brooks | 11/10/2013

    " thrilling and a really good murder mystery! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 5/12/2013

    " Wonderful Christmas-in-Yorkshire book. Yes, I sort of figured out whodunnit, but other characters could have dunnit as well. Great atmosphere, characterization. Dated in its approach to one social issue, but considering the pub. date, acceptable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wendy Kobylarz | 4/26/2013

    " I finished this a while ago and don't remember much about it other than it moved very slowly, and despite the lesbians it was not that interesting. This book actually made me quit the series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pauline | 2/16/2013

    " Another Inspector Banks book.Can't go wrong with these books not read a bad one yet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anie | 5/29/2012

    " What a treat. I thought I'd read all of the Inspector Banks mysteries, but missed this early one. Thoroughly enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 2/8/2012

    " Another of the Inspector Banks series and a good story that had me guessing till the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marisa Adair | 11/10/2011

    " Another crime solved by Chief Inspector Alan Banks in the Yorkshire countryside.. a good, fun read. Fifth in the series, looking forward to number six. Now time for a pint and kidney pie sitting by the fire at the local pub (where all the real sleuthing is done!) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lila | 8/20/2011

    " This is a new series for me. I thought it was quite good--not exceptional but good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Virginia | 6/24/2011

    " Peter Robinson is a master of the plot weave. Well-defined characters and a nice collection of plot paths where we find ourselves willingly led. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 4/19/2011

    " I like the inspector banks series, and they are always good; however, this one had a surprisingly mundane ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen | 1/20/2011

    " A woman is murdered and her past is rather hidden and mysterious, which makes it more difficult to find who may have had a motive for murdering her, and there are too many suspects. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marisa | 1/19/2011

    " Another crime solved by Chief Inspector Alan Banks in the Yorkshire countryside.. a good, fun read. Fifth in the series, looking forward to number six. Now time for a pint and kidney pie sitting by the fire at the local pub (where all the real sleuthing is done!) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 6/6/2010

    " Wonderful Christmas-in-Yorkshire book. Yes, I sort of figured out whodunnit, but other characters could have dunnit as well. Great atmosphere, characterization. Dated in its approach to one social issue, but considering the pub. date, acceptable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 1/13/2010

    " I like the inspector banks series, and they are always good; however, this one had a surprisingly mundane ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lila | 8/11/2009

    " This is a new series for me. I thought it was quite good--not exceptional but good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sparhawk | 3/11/2009

    " Another Inspector Banks book.Can't go wrong with these books not read a bad one yet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaycee Brooks | 11/8/2007

    " thrilling and a really good murder mystery! "

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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, born in York, England, trained as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Winner of fourteen AudioFile Earphones Awards, 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.