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Publisher's 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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  • jules
  • 28-01-19

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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  • Barry Martin Cooke
  • 18-09-19

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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  • siobhan brophy
  • 17-08-19

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-03-19

' 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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  • K J W
  • 27-08-21

Don’t bother

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



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  • ChrisH
  • 18-04-21

Good book

a good story well delivered .

Well worth a listen to

as with all of this series

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  • Liam D
  • 22-03-21

A good book

I always liked reading the DCI Banks series by Peter Robinson and this audio version does not disappoint. Good story and well narrated. This definitely gets the thumbs up from me.

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  • Marion
  • 24-09-20

Long book

Too wordy , as far as I am concerned nothing happened. It is a if he run out of stories. I am beginning to think these prolific authors need to slow down and find some other things to occupy their minds and inject something new to the stories. Sorry up to now I have enjoyed banks stories

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  • Suki W
  • 27-03-20

Good plot and characters

Very good narrator only slipped on voice changes once. Will choose future books in this series