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Peter Robinson grew up in Yorkshire, and now divides his time between Richmond and Canada. There are twenty-two books in the bestselling DCI Banks series – the critically acclaimed crime novels have won numerous awards in Britain, the United States, Canada and Europe, and are published in translation all over the world.

Peter Robinson's DCI Banks is now a major ITV1 drama by Left Bank productions. Stephen Tompkinson (Wild at Heart, Ballykissangel) plays Inspector Banks, and Andrea Lowe (The Bill, Murphy's Law) plays DI Annie Cabbot. Peter's recent standalone novel BEFORE THE POISON won the IMBA's 2013 Dilys Award as well as the 2012 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel by the Crime Writers of Canada. This was Peter's sixth Arthur Ellis award.

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If you like Peter Robinson you might also like to read books by Ann Cleeves, Iain Banks and Colin Dexter.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Peter Robinson

When the Music's Over The 23rd DCI Banks Mystery by Peter Robinson
When the Music's Over The 23rd DCI Banks Mystery
Peter Robinson
The Sunday Times Number One bestseller The new Sunday Times Number One bestselling DCI Banks book by Peter Robinson has the team investigating two highly contemporary crimes - each echoing and illuminating the other.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/05/2017
When the Music's Over The 23rd DCI Banks Mystery by Peter Robinson
When the Music's Over The 23rd DCI Banks Mystery
Peter Robinson
July 2016 eBook of the Month. Challenging, disturbing, and utterly compelling, Peter Robinson has delivered a humdinger of a read. When you reach the 23rd novel in a series, you might expect a little stodginess to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/07/2016
Abattoir Blues The 22nd DCI Banks Mystery by Peter Robinson
Abattoir Blues The 22nd DCI Banks Mystery
Peter Robinson
Although DCI Banks makes some appearances and is indeed featured on the cover, this whodunit largely stars Annie Cabot and his female staff snowed under with a weird case full of red herrings. Could it be a World War II...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2015
Abattoir Blues The 22nd DCI Banks Mystery by Peter Robinson
Abattoir Blues The 22nd DCI Banks Mystery
Peter Robinson
Although DCI Banks makes some appearances and is indeed featured on the cover, this whodunit largely stars Annie Cabot and his female staff snowed under with a weird case full of red herrings. Could it be a World War II...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2014
Bad Boy by Peter Robinson
Bad Boy
Peter Robinson
The 20th in the DCI Banks series, Bad Boy is arguably not Robinson’s best and certainly not one to start with if you’re not a pre-existing fan of the series. Absent for much of the novel, it lacks Banks narrative...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
Piece of My Heart by Peter Robinson
Piece of My Heart
Peter Robinson
This DCI Banks thriller was first published in 2006 but is being reissued to coincide with the TV adaptation. This is an exciting dual time story as Banks’ investigation of the murder of a freelance music journalist sees him having...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
Children of the Revolution A DCI Banks Mystery by Peter Robinson
Children of the Revolution A DCI Banks Mystery
Peter Robinson
Longlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2014. A DCI Banks mystery, can you believe it is the 21st! A college lecturer with a shady past is the centre of Banks and his team’s latest case....
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/01/2014
Friend of the Devil The 17th DCI Banks Mystery by Peter Robinson
Friend of the Devil The 17th DCI Banks Mystery
Peter Robinson
The 17th instalment of the Inspector Banks books but the first to be televised, Friend of the Devil delves deeply into Banks’ and Cabbot’s past and memories and is best read as part of the series, particularly as it regularly...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/01/2014
Children of the Revolution A DCI Banks Mystery by Peter Robinson
Children of the Revolution A DCI Banks Mystery
Peter Robinson
A DCI Banks mystery, can you believe it is the 21st! A college lecturer with a shady past is the centre of Banks and his team’s latest case. This is a bit formulaic but it’s Banks, he’s getting on a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/08/2013
Watching the Dark A DCI Banks Mystery by Peter Robinson
Watching the Dark A DCI Banks Mystery
Peter Robinson
DCI Banks is back - and this time he's investigating the murder of one of his own. The new novel from Number One bestselling author Peter Robinson.
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/01/2013
Watching the Dark by Peter Robinson
Watching the Dark
Peter Robinson
DCI Banks is back, for a 20th time, and this time he's investigating the murder of one of his own murdered with a crossbow while at a police rehab center. The new novel from Number One bestselling author Peter Robinson.
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/08/2012
Before the Poison by Peter Robinson
Before the Poison
Peter Robinson
Shortlisted for the ITV3 People's Bestseller Dagger 2011. Number One bestselling author Peter Robinson turns his hand to an atmospheric and suspenseful standalone novel.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
All the Colours of Darkness The 18th DCI Banks Mystery by Peter Robinson
All the Colours of Darkness The 18th DCI Banks Mystery
Peter Robinson
The 18th DCI Banks novel, All the Colours of Darkness is an enjoyable gripping read but fans of the series may feel this isn’t Robinson’s finest. Starting with what looks like the suicide of the set designer for a local...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2009
Not Safe After Dark by Peter Robinson
Not Safe After Dark
Peter Robinson
Creator of Inspector Banks with a collection of short stories of detective, noir and historical fiction, four of which feature Banks. He is a highly accomplished crime writer of good, solid, old-fashioned storytelling. Comparison: Ian Rankin, P D James,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/11/2005
Strange Affair by Peter Robinson
Strange Affair
Peter Robinson
The fifteenth Inspector Banks. The great thing about these long-running series is the building of insight into the chief character. This one has Alan Banks digging into the life of his brother, Roy, a man he has never really liked. ...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/06/2005

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