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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (255 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Robinson Narrator: John Lee, Gideon Emery, Angela Goethals, Rosalyn Landor Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From the New York Times bestselling author comes a riveting collection of short fiction, marked by the piercing psychological insight and brilliant characterization that are hallmarks of his acclaimed novels

Ever since the publication of his first mystery featuring Detective Inspector Alan Banks, Peter Robinson has been steadily building a reputation for compulsively readable and perceptive novels that probe the dark side of human nature. Plumbing the territory that he has so successfully staked, The Price of Love and Other Stories includes two novellas and several stories featuring the Yorkshire policeman at his finest.

In the novella "Going Back," never before published in the United States, Banks returns home for a family reunion, only to find it taking a decidedly sinister turn. In "Like a Virgin," written especially for this volume, Banks revisits the period in his life and the terrible crime that led him to leave London for Eastvale. And in between, the disparate motives that move us to harm one another, from love and jealousy to greed and despair, are all explored with fascinating depth.

Edgy and smart, thrilling and suspenseful, this remarkable collection is a must-have for Robinson fans—and any fan of compelling crime fiction.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The writing is, as always with Robinson, colorful and evocative, and the characters are brilliant in their unpersonable way. This book is a must for Peter Robinson completists, of course, but also for anyone who appreciates good stories well told.”

    Globe and Mail (Toronto)

  • “[The Price of Love] explains how Banks came to be in Yorkshire and how he got his mysterious scar. For the rest of us, it’s the start of a beautiful relationship with the novelists’s extensive back catalogue.”


  • “For those unfamiliar with Robinson’s work, this serves as an excellent introduction to one of the best voices in contemporary crime fiction.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “This collection distinguishes itself from recent crime anthologies…The final novella is a deeply satisfying procedural.”

    Library Journal

  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A Audie Award Finalist
  • AudioFile Magazine Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Eldra | 2/20/2014

    " Absolutely fantastic. I loved every minute and it was so real and so true. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rina J | 2/10/2014

    " turned out I'd read this before, but it was good to revisit small stories about Inspector Banks. Filling in gaps. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Melelani | 2/4/2014

    " Excellent short story collection, including a few about Banks. I am, however, choosing to ignore particular off-canon bits of the last story about his time in London before moving out to Eastvale. Most of the time I was reading that story it was like I was reading about a completely different character. All of the other stories were so good, on the other hand, that it still deserves five stars IMO. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Eva | 2/1/2014

    " I like Robinson's novels - with or without Alan Banks but generally I find short stories less interesting as the plot cannot evolve enough (for me). "

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