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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Robinson Narrator: Simon Prebble Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Inspector Banks Mysteries Release Date: August 2016 ISBN: 9780062472564
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Inspector Alan Banks must face the music when he becomes embroiled in one of his most perplexing and distressing cases in this haunting page-turner from New York Times bestselling author Peter Robinson.

Two women. Two crimes.

The first is a poet claiming she was assaulted decades earlier by a man now regarded as one of the country’s national treasures. And the second is a girl found on a remote roadside, her body broken, her life snuffed out.

For Alan Banks, newly promoted to detective superintendent, the first case rips a tunnel into long-ago days of innocence and discovery, of music and light. And in the victim, he sees an opportunity for magic recaptured—if he can bring her assailant to justice.

For Detective Inspector Annie Banks, the lifeless young woman poses a baffling mystery—a mystery that will lead her into the unlikeliest of places, interviewing the unlikeliest of suspects.

Emotionally resonant and ingeniously plotted, When the Music’s Over begins a new chapter for Banks—and shows Peter Robinson at his tense, triumphant best.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Robinson takes hot-button topics—xenophobia, sexual assault, and celebrities—and turns them into uniquely compelling cases for Banks.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “One of the most tightly spun tales to come from Robinson’s remorseless imagination.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Robinson, who has won a clutch of awards…delivers another cracking police procedural about an issue that has immediacy.”


  • “Banks and company never lose their appeal for fans of gritty British crime novels.”

    Library Journal

  • “Simon Prebble’s understated narration of Robinson’s dark, thought-provoking mystery demonstrates how vital the right choice of narrator is to a successful audiobook…Prebble’s steady tones and soothing accent reduce the drama, allowing listeners to appreciate the nuanced characters and complex plot of this riveting police procedural. Prebble’s masterful delivery of this well-written story offers an audio experience with appeal far beyond established Inspector Banks fans.”


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhonda | 2/20/2018

    " one of my favorite characters is Inspector Banks, now Chief Inspector. His sense of the crime scene and the way he detects the subtle nuances of the crime always amazes. I have enjoyed this series from inception. It is good to see how the other characters have grown right along with him. "

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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.