A Necessary End by Peter Robinson audiobook

A Necessary End: An Inspector Alan Banks Mystery

By Peter Robinson
Read by James Langton

Tantor Audio 9780380719464

The Inspector Banks Mysteries: Book 3

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200119776

  • ISBN: 9798200119769

  • ISBN: 9798200119783

Runtime: 10.15 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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A peaceful demonstration in the normally quiet town of Eastvale ended with fifty arrests—and the brutal stabbing death of a young constable. But Chief Inspector Alan Banks fears there is worse violence in the offing. For CID superintendent Richard "Dirty Dick" Burgess has arrived from London to take charge of the investigation, fueled by professional outrage and volatile, long-simmering hatreds. Almost immediately, Burgess descends with vengeful fury upon the members of a sixties-style commune—while Banks sifts through the rich Yorkshire soil around him, turning over the earthy, unsettling secrets of seemingly placid local lives. Crossing "Dirty Dick" could cost the chief inspector his career. But the killing of a flawed Eastvale policeman is not the only murder that needs to be solved here. And if Banks doesn't unmask the true assassin, his superior's misguided obsession might well result in further bloodshed.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Thoughtful…vivid…challenging…Like the region that breeds them, the people in Robinson’s mystery flaunt their colors but keep their secrets.” New York Times Book Review
“Excellent.” Orlando Sentinel
“Another fluently written, superior mystery…In a story that uses considerable psychological subtlety in exploring the afterlives of ’60s flower children, Banks traces the crime to its roots in the past. Toronto author Robinson has created a stalwart cop in Alan Banks, a man who loves justice and understands a woman’s heart.” Publishers Weekly
“James Langton’s presentation makes an outstanding mystery even better…Langton skillfully delivers the aristocratic accent of a stuffy member of Parliament, distinctive Yorkshire speech, and even a Cockney accent.” AudioFile
“Alan smokes, drinks, frets, and otherwise behaves like an increasingly attractive human being en route to a denouement right out of Ruth Rendell’s second drawer. Fans of British procedurals should get to know this appealing series.” Kirkus Reviews
Thoughtful.... Vivid.... Challenging.... Like the region that breeds them, the people in Robinson's mystery flaunt their colors but keep their secrets. The New York Times Book Review

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Author Bio: Peter Robinson

Author Bio: Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson, author of the award-winning Inspector Banks novels, has won the Anthony, Barry, Macavity, Martin Beck, and Arthur Ellis awards, among others. The Inspector Banks novels have been named a Publishers’s Weekly Best Book of the Year, a New York Times Notable Book, and a People magazine Page Turner of the Week. His novels have reached #1 on the London Sunday Times bestsellers list and hit the New York Times expanded list of bestsellers.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 10.15
Audience: Adult
Language: English