Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson

This is a complete list of Peter Robinson books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series or category.

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List of Inspector Banks Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
7.6
Gallows View
1987
2
7.7
A Dedicated Man
1988
3
7.8
A Necessary End
1989
4
7.5
The Hanging Valley
1989
5
7.1
Past Reason Hated
1992
6
8.7
Wednesday's Child
1992
7
8.4
Dry Bones That Dream / Final Account
1994
8
8
Innocent Graves
1996
9
8
Dead Right / Blood at the Root
1997
10
9.4
In a Dry Season
1999
11
8.7
Cold is the Grave
2000
12
8.3
Aftermath
2001
13
8.7
The Summer That Never Was / Close to Home
2002
14
8
Playing with Fire
2003
15
8
Strange Affair
2004
16
8
Piece of My Heart
2006
17
8.3
Friend of the Devil
2007
18
7.7
All the Colors of Darkness
2008
19
8.4
Bad Boy
2010
20
7.7
Watching the Dark
2012
21
8.3
Children of the Revolution
2013
22
8.9
Abattoir Blues / In the Dark Places
2014
23
8.7
When the Music's Over
2016
24
8.2
Sleeping in the Ground
2017
25
7.4
Careless Love
2018
26
6.9
Many Rivers to Cross
2019
27
8.6
Not Dark Yet
2021
28
9.4
Standing in the Shadows
2023

List of Inspector Banks Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Two Ladies of Rose Cottage
1998
2
Missing in Action
2000
3
Birthday Dance
2009
4
The Eastvale Ladies' Poker Circle
2009
5
The Ferryman's Beautiful Daughter
2009
6
The Cherub Affair
2009
7
Cornelius Jubb
2009
8
The Magic of Your Touch
2009
9
10
Fan Mail
2016
10
The Good Partner
2016
11
Innocence
2016

List of Bibliomysteries Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Book of Virtue (By: Ken Bruen)
2012
2
Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By: C.J. Box)
2012
3
The Book Thing (By: Laura Lippman)
2012
4
The Book Case (By: Nelson DeMille)
2012
5
An Acceptable Sacrifice ( By: Jeffery Deaver)
2012
6
Death Leaves a Bookmark (By: William Link)
2012
7
The Final Testament (By: Peter Blauner)
2013
8
Rides a Stranger (By: David Bell)
2013
9
The Long Sonata of the Dead (By: Andrew Taylor)
2013
10
The Book of Ghosts ( By: Reed Farrel Coleman)
2013
11
10
The Compendium of Srem (By: F. Paul Wilson)
2014
12
What's in a Name? ( By: Thomas H. Cook)
2014
13
Remaindered (By: Peter Lovesey)
2014
14
The Sequel (By: R.L. Stine)
2014
15
The Gospel of Sheba (By: Lyndsay Faye)
2014
16
Book Club (By: Loren D. Estleman)
2014
17
The Nature of My Inheritance (By: Bradford Morrow)
2014
18
It's in the Book (By: Mickey Spillane)
2014
19
The Scroll (By: Anne Perry)
2014
20
The Book of the Lion (By: Thomas Perry)
2015
21
The Little Men (By: Megan Abbott)
2015
22
Condor in the Stacks (By: James Grady)
2015
23
Mystery, Inc. (By: Joyce Carol Oates)
2015
24
Every Seven Years (By: Denise Mina)
2015
25
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart)
2015
26
8
The Travelling Companion ( By: Ian Rankin)
2016
27
Citadel (By: Stephen Hunter)
2016
28
Reconciliation Day (By: Christopher Fowler)
2016
29
Dead Dames Don't Sing (By: John Harvey)
2016
30
The Haze (By: James W. Hall)
2016
31
Hoodoo Harry (By: Joe R. Lansdale)
2017
32
The Pretty Little Box ( By: Charles Todd)
2018
33
Seven Years
2018
34
The Hemingway Valise (By: Robert Butler)
2018
35
The Last Honest Horse Thief (By: Michael Koryta)
2018
36
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By: John Connolly)
2018
37
The Girl Who Did Say No (By: David Handler)
2020
38
The Traitor (By: Martin Edwards)
2022
39
The Dark Door (By: Lisa Unger)
2022
40
The Honeymoon Trap (By: Peter Swanson)
2022
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List of Bibliomysteries Series in Chronological Order

#ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Book of Virtue (By: Ken Bruen)
2012
2
The Scroll (By: Anne Perry)
2014
3
Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By: C.J. Box)
2012
4
An Acceptable Sacrifice ( By: Jeffery Deaver)
2012
5
Death Leaves a Bookmark (By: William Link)
2012
6
Seven Years
2018
7
The Book Thing (By: Laura Lippman)
2012
8
The Book of Ghosts ( By: Reed Farrel Coleman)
2013
9
Book Club (By: Loren D. Estleman)
2014
10
The Long Sonata of the Dead (By: Andrew Taylor)
2013
11
The Final Testament (By: Peter Blauner)
2013
12
Rides a Stranger (By: David Bell)
2013
13
What's in a Name? ( By: Thomas H. Cook)
2014
14
It's in the Book (By: Mickey Spillane)
2014
15
The Nature of My Inheritance (By: Bradford Morrow)
2014
16
Remaindered (By: Peter Lovesey)
2014
17
10
The Compendium of Srem (By: F. Paul Wilson)
2014
18
The Gospel of Sheba (By: Lyndsay Faye)
2014
19
The Sequel (By: R.L. Stine)
2014
20
The Book of the Lion (By: Thomas Perry)
2015
21
The Little Men (By: Megan Abbott)
2015
23
Every Seven Years (By: Denise Mina)
2015
24
Citadel (By: Stephen Hunter)
2016
25
Condor in the Stacks (By: James Grady)
2015
26
Mystery, Inc. (By: Joyce Carol Oates)
2015
27
8
The Travelling Companion ( By: Ian Rankin)
2016
28
The Haze (By: James W. Hall)
2016
29
Dead Dames Don't Sing (By: John Harvey)
2016
30
Reconciliation Day (By: Christopher Fowler)
2016
31
Hoodoo Harry (By: Joe R. Lansdale)
2017
32
The Pretty Little Box ( By: Charles Todd)
2018
33
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By: John Connolly)
2018
34
The Hemingway Valise (By: Robert Butler)
2018
35
The Last Honest Horse Thief (By: Michael Koryta)
2018
36
The Book Case (By: Nelson DeMille)
2012
37
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart)
2015
38
The Girl Who Did Say No (By: David Handler)
2020
39
The Traitor (By: Martin Edwards)
2022
40
The Dark Door (By: Lisa Unger)
2022
41
The Honeymoon Trap (By: Peter Swanson)
2022
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List of Peter Robinson Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Granta 2: The Portage to San Cristobal of A.H.
1990
2
100 Great Detectives, Or, the Detective Directory
1991
3
The Best American Mystery Stories 1999
1999
4
The Oxford Book of Detective Stories
2000
5
Opening Shots: Great Mystery and Crime Writers Share Their First Published Stories
2000
6
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 2
2000
7
The Best American Mystery Stories 2001
2001
8
Like a Charm
2004
9
The Longman Anthology of Detective Fiction
2004
10
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 5
2004
11
Thou Shalt Not Kill
2005
12
A Merry Band of Murderers
2006
13
The Penguin Book of Crime Stories
2007
14
8
The Blue Religion
2008
15
Toronto Noir
2008
16
Deadly Pleasures
2013
17
Crime Plus Music
2016
18
Murder, They Wrote: Five Bibliomysteries by Edgar Award-Winning Authors
2018
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Peter Robinson Biography

Peter Robinson was born on March 17th, 1950. Peter passed away October 4th, 2022 at 72 years old. Peter Robinson was born in Armley, Leeds, England. Robinson attended University of Leeds where he received a B.A. English Literature and University of Windsor where he received an M.A. English and Creative Writing.

Peter Robinson was the author of the Inspector Banks series which consists of 28 novels. The Inspector Banks series started in 1987 with the novel Gallows View. The most recently released novel in the Inspector Banks series was Standing in the Shadows which was released in 2023. There are no upcoming novels for the Inspector Banks series.

Peter Robinson Awards & Accolades

Peter Robinson has won multiple awards including: The Crime Writer's Association Award, Dagger in the Library Award, in 2002, Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence, Derrick Murdoch Award, in 2010, Edgar Award, Grand Master, in 2020 and the Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence, Grand Master Award, in 2020. Peter Robinson was also nominated for the Crime Thriller Awards, The Bestseller Dagger, in 2011.

Peter Robinson has won many awards including:

  • Past Reason Hated won the Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence, Best Crime Novel, in 1992.
  • Innocent Graves won the Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence, Best Crime Novel, in 1997.
  • The Two Ladies of Rose Cottage won the Macavity Award, Best Short Story, in 1998.
  • In a Dry Season won the Barry Award, Best Novel, in 2000 as well as the Anthony Award - Best Mystery Novel in 2000, Swedish Crime Writer’s Academy Awards - The Martin Beck Award in 2001.
  • Cold is the Grave won the Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence, Best Crime Novel, in 2001.
  • Before the Poison won the Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence, Best Crime Novel, in 2012 as well as the Swedish Crime Writer’s Academy Awards - The Martin Beck Award in 2012 and the Dilys Award - Best Mystery Novel in 2013.
  • Sleeping in the Ground won the Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence, Best Crime Novel, in 2018.

The following novels by Peter Robinson were also nominated for these awards:

  • Gallows View: Crime Writer's Association Award, New Blood Dagger Award (1987). Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence, Best First Crime Novel (1988).
  • A Dedicated Man: Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence, Best Crime Novel (1989).
  • The Hanging Valley: Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence, Best Crime Novel (1990).
  • Caedmon's Song / The First Cut: Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence, Best Crime Novel (1991).
  • Wednesday's Child: Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence, Best Crime Novel (1993). Edgar Award, Best Mystery Novel (1995).
  • No Cure For Love: Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence, Best Crime Novel (1996).
  • Innocent Graves: Hammett Prize, Best Crime Novel (1996).
  • The Two Ladies of Rose Cottage: Agatha Award, Best Short Story (1997). Anthony Award, Best Short Story (1999).
  • Dead Right / Blood at the Root: Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence, Best Crime Novel (1998).
  • In a Dry Season: Hammett Prize, Best Crime Novel (1999). Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence, Best Crime Novel (2000). Edgar Award, Best Mystery Novel (2000). Macavity Award, Best Mystery Novel (2000).
  • Cold is the Grave: Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Best Mystery/Thriller (2000).
  • Missing in Action: Anthony Award, Best Short Story (2001).
  • Aftermath: Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence, Best Crime Novel (2002).
  • The Summer That Never Was / Close to Home: Anthony Award, Best Mystery Novel (2004). Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence, Best Crime Novel (2004).
  • Playing with Fire: Hammett Prize, Best Crime Novel (2004). Macavity Award, Best Mystery Novel (2005). Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence, Best Crime Novel (2005).
  • Strange Affair: Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Best Mystery/Thriller (2005). Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence, Best Crime Novel (2006). Macavity Award, Best Mystery Novel (2006).
  • Piece of My Heart: Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence, Best Crime Novel (2007). Macavity Award, Best Mystery Novel (2007). Theakston's Old Peculier, Crime Novel of the Year (2008).
  • Friend of the Devil: Theakston's Old Peculier, Crime Novel of the Year (2009).
  • Like a Virgin: Crime Writer's Association Award, Short Story Award (2010).

Peter Robinson F.A.Q

When was Peter Robinson Born?

Peter Robinson was born on March 17th, 1950.

When did Peter Robinson die?

Peter Robinson died on October 4th, 2022 at 72 years old.

Where was Peter Robinson Born?

Peter Robinson was born in Armley, Leeds, England.

What awards has Peter Robinson won?

Peter Robinson has won the following awards: Dagger in the Library Award at the Crime Writer's Association Award (2002), Derrick Murdoch Award at the Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence (2010), Grand Master at the Edgar Award (2020) and the Grand Master Award at the Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence (2020).

What book awards has Peter Robinson won?

Past Reason Hated: Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence Best Crime Novel (1992).
Innocent Graves: Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence Best Crime Novel (1997).
The Two Ladies of Rose Cottage: Macavity Award Best Short Story (1998).
In a Dry Season: Barry Award Best Novel (2000), Anthony Award Best Mystery Novel (2000), Swedish Crime Writer’s Academy Awards The Martin Beck Award (2001).
Cold is the Grave: Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence Best Crime Novel (2001).
Before the Poison: Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence Best Crime Novel (2012), Swedish Crime Writer’s Academy Awards The Martin Beck Award (2012), Dilys Award Best Mystery Novel (2013).
Sleeping in the Ground: Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence Best Crime Novel (2018).

What was the first book Peter Robinson wrote?

The first novel written by Peter Robinson was Gallows View, published in 1987.

What was the most recent book Peter Robinson wrote?

His most recently released work was Standing in the Shadows on April 11th, 2023.

How many books has Peter Robinson written?

Peter Robinson has written 50 books. 28 books in the Inspector Banks Series, 6 Short Stories/Novellas, 3 Standalone Novels, 2 books in the Short Story Collections, 11 Short Stories/Novellas, 1 book in the Bibliomysteries Series.

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    Austin D.
    Austin D.
    2 years ago

    Piece of My Heart is the first book I checked out with Inspector Banks, and I really enjoy reading about the character. Takes me a while to get through the books because I stop to check out the music he recommends.

    Read through the series of novels twice. First time through was in a random order, but the second time was from start to finish.

    My favorite would probably be In A Dry Season, but enjoy many of the Banks novels. Going Back is a brilliant short story from Not Safe After Dark that I have a real soft spot for.

    Edgar A.
    Edgar A.
    2 years ago

    Detective Superintendent Banks is my favorite character by Peter Robinson.

    I have read all twelve of the novels that focused on the many crime mysteries that Banks tried to resolve. Things got really interesting in the novel In A Dry Season as the lead gets divorced and this paves the way for the introduction of Detective Sergeant Annie Cabbot with whom he has an on and off romance.

    Another interesting character that I have grown to love is Richard Burgess the Detective Superintendent nicknamed Dirty Dick. I liked how they started out as hostile foes and over time established a somewhat natural rapport.

    Banks is for the most part a detective chief inspector after his promotion from detective inspector. He becomes even more adept at his job which justifies his promotion to Superintendent by the time the novel When the Music’s Over was written.

    Andrew M.
    Andrew M.
    2 years ago

    I have always admired Peter Robinsons’ writing since I was young.
    The first book in the Chief Inspector Alan Banks, Gallows View, is an excellent introduction to the intriguing mystery series.
    Inspector Alan Banks has just moved from London to Yorkshire, where there are no many criminal activities.
    It’s an excellent introduction to the DCI mystery series
    Banks is expecting to have an easy and quieter job in this new location, but things turn out the opposite.
    Alan is a curious, wise, and compassionate policeman, which makes him my favorite character. He is a very respectable man with a good reputation, while his wife is easygoing.
    I love how Robinson develops his characters so well and blends their personal stories so well to keep the reader engaged.

    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    1 year ago

    Peter Robinson reminds me of an old college professor. From certain angles (in his pictures), I’m almost certain that he’s the man that put me to sleep in my literature class. But alas, I know it isn’t him.

    My first Peter Robinson novel was ‘In A Dry Season,’ the tenth book in the Inspector Banks series. It was so good that I jumped back to book one and read the series in order.

    Robinson is not the sort of author I would expect to enjoy because the novels I typically read are fast-paced and filled with explosive action. The Inspector Banks books, on the other hand, are slow. A review described them as ‘Quietly Paced.’

    But despite my initial apprehension, the approach doesn’t bother me, and neither does the absence of intense violence. I do not mind following Banks on investigations that have neither car chases nor gun battles. It is an interesting change of pace.

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