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Summary

A Dedicated Man is the second novel in Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series, following on from Gallows View. 

Near the village of Helmthorpe, Swainsdale, the body of a well-liked local historian is found half buried under a dry stone wall. Harry Steadman has been brutally murdered. But who would want to kill such a thoughtful, dedicated man? 

Chief Inspector Alan Banks is called in to investigate and soon discovers that disturbing secrets lie behind the apparently bucolic facade. It is clear that young Sally Lumb, locked in her lover's arms on the night of the murder, knows more than she is letting on. And her knowledge could lead to danger.... 

©2002 Peter Robinson (P)2018 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd

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Good listen

I have not read any off these books so have started from the beginning and have to remember these books are set a few years ago. Saying that for me is ok and the story moves along at a good rate beginning to get to know some off the main characters and they are very likeable, I find them a pleasant read not the best but certainly not the worse, the narration is good. Will be downloading more off the books.

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A find worthy of seeking more from this author

An excellent detective story well written and presented. Well worth sampling more from this author

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I'm engrossed in these books. very well written

Well written, well read, great detective stories. G would recommend them to anyone who likes crime and thrillers. I am almost at the brink of knowing who did it and then I'm thrown. can't wait to listen to the next one

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' Intrigue in Yorkshire

A cracking good story well told by A wonderful reader, a long list of characters completed my enjoyment.

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Good Listen/Read

Always a good read. Good sense of place and the development of the detective’s character is excellent.

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Great story, dreadful narration

This story was great, kept me gripped to the end and I had to listen every spare moment until the end.
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Absolutely awful attempt at a Yorkshire accent

The story is entertaining but the narrator needs a crash course in the Yorkshire accent. His rendering of the Yorkshire speakers is like nails on a blackboard to anyone coming from the county..... we do not pronounce the T in sentences such as "I went to t'pub " it's more like a glottal stop and difficult to write down but all the narrator had to do was listen to a Yorkshire native saying it .... it is more like "I went to-u-pub" Then there is the word ginnel which is pronounced with a soft G not a hard one and is more like jinnel. Anyway if you come from Yorkshire you have been warned.

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Golden Oldie but Goodie

Love the references that place it in the pre-internet era. Great story with characters who appear in subsequent books.

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Don’t bother

Looooooong and drawn out don’t waist your time , it’s a good job it was free



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Good book

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Well worth a listen to

as with all of this series