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Encyclopedia > Peter Robinson (novelist)

Peter Robinson (born 1950) is an English-born, Canadian-based crime writer.

Born in Castleford, Yorkshire in 1950, he studied at the University of Leeds before emigrating to Canada in 1974. He obtained an MA from the University of Windsor and a PhD from York University in Toronto. He is best known for his crime novels set in and around the fictional Yorkshire town of Eastvale, and featuring the detective Alan Banks. He has also published a number of other novels and short stories, as well as some poems and two articles on writing.

Bibliography (Novels)

  • Gallows View (1987)
  • A Dedicated Man (1988)
  • A Necessary End (1989)
  • The Hanging Valley (1989)
  • Caedmon's Song (1990)
  • Past Reason Hated (1991)
  • Wednesday's Child (1992)
  • Final Account (1994) - called Dry Bones that Dream in the UK
  • No Cure for Love (1995)
  • Innocent Graves (1996)
  • Dead Right (1997) - called Blood at the Root in the US
  • Not Safe After Dark (1998)
  • In A Dry Season (1999)
  • Cold is the Grave (2000)
  • Aftermath (2001)
  • The Summer that Never Was (2003) - called Close to Home in the US
  • Playing with Fire (2004)
  • Strange Affair (2005)

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