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    • The Summer That Never Was

    • The 13th DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    The Summer That Never Was is the 13th novel in Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series, following on from Aftermath. A skeleton has been unearthed. Soon the body is identified, and the horrific discovery hits the headlines. Fourteen-year-old Graham Marshall went missing during his paper round in 1965. The police found no trace of him. His disappearance left his family shattered and his best friend, Alan Banks, full of guilt.

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Gallows View

    • The 1st DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 403
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 365
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 364

    Gallows View is the first novel in Peter Robinson's best-selling Inspector Banks series. Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks has recently moved to the Yorkshire Dales from London to escape the stress of the metropolis. But he soon finds that life in the country is not quite as idyllic as he had imagined. A peeping Tom is frightening the women of Eastvale. Two glue-sniffing thugs are breaking into homes. An old woman may or may not have been murdered....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Comfortable Start to a Popular Series

    • By Simon on 29-06-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Aftermath

    • The 12th DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Number 35 The Hill is an ordinary house in an ordinary street. But it is about to become infamous. When two police constables are sent to the house following a report of a domestic disturbance, they stumble upon a truly horrific scene. A scene which leaves one of them dead and the other fighting for her life and career. The identity of a serial killer, the Chameleon, has finally been revealed. But his capture is only the beginning of a shocking investigation that will test Inspector Alan Banks to the absolute limit.

    Regular price: £21.99

    • A Dedicated Man

    • The Inspector Banks Series, Book 2
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 44

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good listen

    • By jules on 28-01-19

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Strange Affair

    • The 15th DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    When Alan Banks receives a disturbing message from his brother, Roy, he abandons the peaceful Yorkshire Dales for the bright lights of London to seek him out. But Roy seems to have vanished into thin air. Meanwhile, DI Annie Cabbot is called to a quiet stretch of road just outside Eastvale, where a young woman has been found dead in her car. In the victim's pocket, scribbled on a slip of paper, police discover Banks' name and address.

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Seven Years

    • The Bibliomysteries Series, Book 6
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Greg Patmore
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Retired Cambridge professor Donald Aitcheson loves scouring antiquarian bookshops for secondhand treasures - as much as he loathes the scribbled marginalia from their previous owners. But when he comes upon an inscription in a volume of Robert Browning's poetry, he's less irritated than disturbed. This wasn't a gift to an unwitting woman. It was a threat - insidious, suggestively sick, and terribly intriguing. 

    Regular price: £4.19

    • Playing with Fire

    • The 14th DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Playing with Fire is the 14th novel in Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series, following on from The Summer That Never Was. In the early hours of a cold January morning, two narrow boats catch fire on the dead-end stretch of the Eastvale canal. When signs of accelerant are found at the scene, DCI Banks and DI Annie Cabbot are summoned. But by the time they arrive, only the smouldering wreckage is left, and human remains have been found on both boats. 

    Regular price: £19.99

    • A Necessary End

    • The Inspector Banks Series, Book 3
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    In the usually peaceful town of Eastvale, a simmering tension has now reached breaking point. An antinuclear demonstration has ended in violence, leaving one policeman stabbed to death. Fired by professional outrage, Superintendent 'Dirty Dick' Burgess descends with vengeful fury on the inhabitants of Maggie's Farm, an isolated house high on the daleside.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A long listen

    • By A Wagener on 27-01-19

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Wednesday's Child

    • The 6th DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 11

    Wednesday's Child is the sixth novel in Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series, following on from Past Reason Hated. When two social workers, investigating reports of child abuse, appear at Brenda Scupham's door, her fear of authority leads her to comply meekly with their requests. Even when they say that they must take her seven-year old daughter, Gemma, away for tests.... It is only when they fail to return Gemma the following day that Brenda realises something has gone terribly wrong.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Cold Is the Grave

    • The 11th DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks has reached a turning point. With his wife now living with another man in London and his career in the doldrums thanks to Chief Constable Riddle, it is time to ring the changes. Perhaps a move to the National Crime Squad? Perhaps a second chance with Sandra? But then late one night he is summoned to Riddle's house - and his plans take a surprising new turn. For the Chief Constable's 16-year-old daughter, Emily, has run away, and for once Riddle wants Banks to use his unorthodox methods to find her without fuss.

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Careless Love

    • DCI Banks Mystery, Book 25
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 133

    A young local student has apparently committed suicide. Her body is found in an abandoned car on a lonely country road. She didn't own a car. Didn't even drive. How did she get there? Where did she die? Who moved her, and why? Meanwhile a man in his 60s is found dead in a gully up on the wild moorland. He is wearing an expensive suit and carrying no identification. Post-mortem findings indicate he died from injuries sustained during the fall. But what was he doing up there? And why are there no signs of a car in the vicinity?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good but a fair amount of waffle

    • By vicki on 02-09-18

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Many Rivers to Cross

    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    The twenty-sixth instalment of the internationally best-selling DCI Banks series. When the body of a teenage boy is found stuffed into a wheely bin on the East Side Estate, Banks and Annie have a homegrown murder case to solve. But Banks' attention is also on Zelda, who, in helping him track down his old enemy, has put herself in danger and alerted the stone-cold Eastern European sex traffickers who brought her to the UK.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Dry Bones That Dream

    • The 7th DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    It was 2:47 a.m. when Chief Inspector Alan Banks arrived at the barn and saw the body of Keith Rothwell for the first time. Only hours earlier two masked men had walked the mild-mannered accountant out of his farmhouse and clinically blasted him with a shotgun. Clearly this is a professional hit - but Keith was hardly the sort of person to make deadly enemies. Or was he? For the police investigation soon raises more questions than answers. And who, exactly, is Robert Clavert?

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Hanging Valley

    • The 4th DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    A faceless corpse is discovered in a tranquil, hidden valley below the village of Swainshead. And when Chief Inspector Alan Banks arrives, he finds that no-one is willing to talk. Banks's frustration only grows when the identity of the body is revealed. For it seems that his latest case may be connected with an unsolved murder in the same area five years ago. Among the silent suspects are the Collier brothers, the wealthiest and most powerful family in the area.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • not as good as previous books

    • By BigBadJock on 14-11-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Sleeping in the Ground

    • The 24th DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216

    A shocking mass murder occurs at a wedding in a small Dales church, and a huge manhunt follows. Eventually the shooter is run to ground, and things take their inevitable course. But Banks is plagued with doubts as to exactly what happened outside the church that day and why. Struggling with the death of his first serious girlfriend and the return of profiler Jenny Fuller into his life, Banks feels the need to dig deeper into the murders.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly tedious and self-indulgent

    • By Kirstine on 17-08-17

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Friend of the Devil

    • The 17th DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Richard Burnip
    • Length: 14 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    When Karen Drew is found sitting in her wheelchair staring out to sea with her throat cut one chilly morning, DI Annie Cabbot, on loan to Eastern Area, gets lumbered with the case. Back in Eastvale, that same Sunday morning, 19-year-old Hayley Daniels is found raped and strangled in the Maze, a tangle of narrow alleys behind Eastvale's market square, after a drunken night on the town with a group of friends, and DCI Alan Banks is called in. Banks finds suspects galore, while Annie seems to hit a brick wall - until she reaches a breakthrough....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A good read ruined.

    • By Robert on 27-09-16

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Piece of My Heart

    • The 16th DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Geoff Annis
    • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    Yorkshire 1969. At a rock concert a murdered woman is found in a sleeping bag. The detective assigned to the case, Stanley Chadwick...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • well worth a listen

    • By Glynis on 22-06-09

    Regular price: £29.49

    • Past Reason Hated

    • The 5th DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    It should have been a cosy scene - log fire, sheepskin rug, Vivaldi on the stereo, Christmas lights and tree. But appearances can be deceptive. For Caroline Hartley, lying quietly on the couch, has been brutally murdered. Inspector Alan Banks is called to the grim scene. And he soon has more suspects than he ever imagined. As he delves into her past, he realizes that for Caroline, secrecy was a way of life, and her death is no different. His ensuing investigation is full of hidden passions and desperate violence....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It’s a little outdated

    • By f j l n on 13-01-19

    Regular price: £21.99

    • When the Music's Over

    • The 23rd DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 16 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 468
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 413
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 416

    When the body of a young girl is found in a remote countryside lane, evidence suggests she was drugged, abused and thrown from a moving van - before being beaten to death. While DI Annie Cabbot investigates the circumstances in which a 14-year-old could possibly fall victim to such a crime, newly promoted Detective Superintendent Alan Banks must do the same - but the crime Banks is investigating is the coldest of cases.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bang up to the minute!

    • By Rachel Redford on 05-08-16

    Regular price: £24.99

    • In a Dry Season

    • The 10th DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    During a blistering summer, drought has depleted Thornfield Reservoir, uncovering the remains of a small village called Hobb's End - hidden from view for over 40 years. For a curious young boy, this resurfaced hamlet is a magical playground...until he unearths a human skeleton. Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks is given the impossible task of identifying the victim - a woman who lived in a place that no longer exists, whose former residents are scattered to the winds.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Returning this !

    • By Christopher on 07-01-19

    Regular price: £21.99

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