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The Hanging Valley

The 4th DCI Banks Mystery
Narrated by: Simon Slater
Series: Inspector Banks Novels, Book 4
Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
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The Hanging Valley is the fourth novel in Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series, following on from A Necessary End

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' 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. When they start using their influence to slow down the investigation, Banks finds himself in a race against time.... 

©2018 Peter Robinson (P)2018 Macmillan Digital Audio

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  • BigBadJock
  • 14-11-2018

not as good as previous books

I didn't enjoy this as much as previous books, the culprit was fairly obvious. Also the ending was very abrupt and unsatisfying.

it was well read however.

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  • LessButBetter
  • 11-01-2020

Good story, annoying accent

I'm loving the DCI Banks stories, but being from Yorkshire I'm constantly irritated by the narrators Yorkshire accent. It's very good generally but he keeps throwing in extra 'tut's. We're off to 'tut' shops, watching 'tut' television! 😂😂😂

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  • Miss Fiona E Swan
  • 16-10-2019

Love this series. Not this book.

Narrator is good as always but, I was disappointed with this book. The story seemed a little haphazard and didn't have a definitive ending with a complete explanation. Poorest one I have listened to so far.

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  • siobhan brophy
  • 25-08-2019

can't get enough

I absolutely love this series of books. can't wait to start the next one. I would highly recommend to any readers who love a detective story with lots of twists and turns. I especially loved how this one ended! brilliant