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- Listening Length: 11 hours and 58 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 31 July 2014
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00M4ZE58C
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Abattoir Blues: The 22nd DCI Banks Mystery Audio Download – Unabridged
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A slaughterhouse, abattoir i/ˈæbətwɑr/ or meatworks is a facility where animals are killed for consumption as food. Slaughterhouses that process meat not intended for human consumption are sometimes referred to as knacker's yards or knackeries." Wiki
We find DCI Banks returning from a vacation with a new love, Oriana. Everyone in the station seems to know about his love life, DI Annie Cabbot, DC Doug Wilson, DS Winsome Jackman, and DC Gerry Masterson. We know many of them from prior books, but now we get to know them a little better, professionally and personally. An exArmy man gas found what he thinks is blood in an old abandoned hangar, and what at first glance looks like human blood turns into a crime scene. This is a very original storyline. I don't think I have ever read about abattoirs and animal stun guns, and I found it fascinating if not gruesome at times. DI Cabbot is a vegetarian and after this case, I wonder if others turn off from meat, also.
This is the 22nd DCI Banks book, and the author, Peter Robinson has written a remarkable novel. Not the best, but quite acceptable and kept my interest. I think the author has a real knack for crime stories and his knowledge and research into this area certainly shows in his novels. I found several instances of sexist behavior and discussion between Banks and his colleague, Burgess were off putting, but that must be their behavior off hours. A lot of wine is consumed with this criminal team, but it seems to go with the society in which we live. The countryside surrounding North Yorkshire can be bleak and cold, and that comes through loud and clear in the storyline. Some of the murders in this case were brutal, but to prove a point they were well written. It would be nice to see Banks happy and content in a relationship, but as we know his job will always be his first love.
Recommended. prisrob 08-20-14
Read all P.R's books now apart from his latest which is on my Kindle Wish List. Never been disappointed and can thoroughly recommend them all but in my opinion read them from the beginning as you then get involved in DCI Banks personal life and that of his colleagues.
Each one I read, I can't wait for the next. Completely hooked. How normal folk get entangled with desperadoes never ceases to amaze me in the books, or real life!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have always loved the DCI Banks books and this one did not disappoint. Beautifully written, agood steady pace, keeping the interest going. Read morePublished 3 months ago by tessa
Fantastic read I was gripped from start to finish. Up to Peter Robinson's usual great reads. More please as soon as.Published 3 months ago by Felicity C.
Another fantastic read, thank you Peter. Scenery came alive for me, recommend reading by a warm fire.
I love these books.
Those old familiar characters caught up fighting crime and their own insecurities but in well written form. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Michael G. Annis
Super as ever can't wait for the next one. Will he get his promotion or will he still be a DC I.Published 4 months ago by Mr. David M. Harwood