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Books and profile for Peter Robinson

Dry Bones that Dream/ Final Account by Peter Robinson

‘Dry Bones that Dream’ (also published as ‘Final Account’) is Peter Robinson’s 7th DI Banks mystery. One evening, two masked thugs visit the home of Keith Rothwell. They tie up his wife and daughter, then march him out to his … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Child by Peter Robinson

‘Wednesday’s Child’ is Peter Robinson’s 6th DI Banks novel and is undoubtedly one of the best. Brenda Scupham is not very bright. She never particularly wanted children and doesn’t pay a lot of attention to her 7 year old daughter … Continue reading

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Past Reason Hated by Peter Robinson

‘Past Reason Hated’ is Peter Robinson’s 5th Inspector Banks novel and Banks has finally managed to have the less than ambitious Sergeant Hatchley moved to another area and has taken on a new Constable – Susan Gay. This novel is … Continue reading

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The Hanging Valley by Peter Robinson

‘The Hanging Valley’ is the 4th book in Peter Robinson’s Inspector Banks series and has Chief Inspector Banks investigating a murder near the Yorkshire village of Swainshead. Five years earlier there was another murder in the village. It was investigated … Continue reading

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A Necessary End by Peter Robinson

‘A Necessary End’ is the third book in Peter Robinson’s Inspector Banks series, and, once again the gloominess of the Yorkshire Dales is brought to life. About 100 demonstrators stage an anti-nuclear protest outside the Eastvale community centre. Police have … Continue reading

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Abattoir Blues/ In the Dark Places by Peter Robinson

‘Abattoir Blues/ In the Dark Places’ is Peter Robinson’s 22nd Inspector Banks novel and starts out with the ageing DCI Alan Banks holidaying in Italy with his younger Italian girlfriend while his team investigate some minor local crimes. Annie Cabot … Continue reading

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A Dedicated Man by Peter Robinson

‘A Dedicated Man’ is the 2nd novel in the Inspector Banks series by Peter Robinson and already at number two we are starting to see the character of Alan Banks evolve into the man we know later in the series. … Continue reading

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Peter Robinson Profile and Books

Peter Robinson was born in 1950 in Yorkshire. He attended the University of Leeds attaining a BA Honours Degree in English Literature, then emigrated to Canada where he studies at the University of Windsor (tutored by Joyce Carol Oates) and … Continue reading

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Children of the Revolution by Peter Robinson

‘Children of the Revolution’ is Peter Robinson’s 21st DCI Banks novel. The series started in 1987 with ‘Gallows View’. Over the years we have seen DCI Banks age at a similar pace to that at which the series has been … Continue reading

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Gallows View by Peter Robinson

I recently read ‘Watching The Dark’ by Peter Robinson and was keen to go back and find out more about Inspector Alan Banks. ‘Gallows View’ is the first book in the series that now numbers 20. Inspector Alan Banks has … Continue reading

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