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Peter Robinson

UK flag (1950 - 2022)

One of the world's most popular and acclaimed writers, Peter Robinson was the bestselling, award-winning author of the Inspector Banks series. Among his many honors and prizes are the Edgar Award, the CWA (UK) Dagger in the Library Award, and Sweden's Martin Beck Award.

Genres: Mystery
Inspector Banks
   1. Gallows View (1987)
   2. A Dedicated Man (1988)
   3. A Necessary End (1989)
   4. The Hanging Valley (1989)
   5. Past Reason Hated (1991)
   6. Wednesday's Child (1992)
   7. Dry Bones That Dream (1994)
     aka Final Account
   8. Innocent Graves (1996)
   9. Dead Right (1997)
     aka Blood at the Root
   10. In a Dry Season (1999)
   11. Cold Is the Grave (2000)
   12. Aftermath (2001)
   13. The Summer That Never Was (2003)
     aka Close to Home
   14. Playing with Fire (2004)
   15. Strange Affair (2005)
   16. Piece of My Heart (2005)
   17. Friend of the Devil (2007)
   18. All the Colours of Darkness (2008)
   19. Bad Boy (2010)
   20. Watching the Dark (2012)
   21. Children of the Revolution (2013)
   22. Abattoir Blues (2014)
     aka In the Dark Places
   23. When the Music's Over (2016)
   24. Sleeping in the Ground (2017)
   25. Careless Love (2018)
   26. Many Rivers to Cross (2019)
   27. Not Dark Yet (2021)
   28. Standing in the Shadows (2023)
   Going Back (2009)
   Summer Rain (2015)
   The Good Partner (2016)
Series contributed to
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (1995) : Wednesday's Child
Anthony Awards Best Novel winner (2000) : In a Dry Season
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (2000) : In a Dry Season
Macavity Awards Best Novel nominee (2000) : In a Dry Season
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2004) : The Summer That Never Was
Macavity Awards Best Novel nominee (2005) : Playing with Fire
Macavity Awards Best Novel nominee (2006) : Strange Affair
Macavity Awards Best Novel nominee (2007) : Piece of My Heart
Dilys Awards Best Book winner (2013) : Before the Poison

Peter Robinson recommends
Winter's End (2003)
(Alex Rourke, book 1)
John Rickards
"Grips you from its chilling opening scene to its stunning conclusion. A fine debut. Rickards is definitely one to watch."
Cold Dark Matter (2004)
(Morgan O'Brien Mystery, book 2)
Alex Brett
"Cold Dark Matter is a fast-paced read with enough twists and turns to keep you guessing. Morgan O'Brien is a welcome addition to the growing list of female PIs."
A Game of Soldiers (2005)
Stephen Miller
"An engrossing thriller... you won't want to put this book down."
Murder in Greenwich Village (2006)
(Manhattan, book 3)
Lee Harris
"Detective Jane Bauer is a most welcome addition to the ranks of fictional cops."
A Small Death in the Great Glen (2010)
(Joanne Ross, book 1)
A D Scott
"Hard to put down."
Bury Your Dead (2010)
(Chief Inspector Gamache, book 6)
Louise Penny
"An excellent read."
Agent of the State (2012)
(John Kerr, book 1)
Roger Pearce
"A high octane thriller with the unmistakable ring of authenticity."
The Frozen Dead (2013)
(Commandant Servaz, book 1)
Bernard Minier
"Bernard Minier's 'The Frozen Dead' is a terrific thriller that will keep you up long past your bedtime. The French Pyrenees make a wonderfully atmospheric setting for this complex story of past crimes, madness and revenge. Servaz and Ziegler are a fascinating cop duo, and I hope to see more of them in the future. Excellent."
A Killing Winter (2015)
(Inspector Akyl Borubaev, book 1)
Tom Callaghan
"Just keeps getting better . . . buy the whole series right away."
The Legacy (2017)
(Freyja and Huldar, book 1)
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
"We have always been able to rely on Yrsa Sigurdardóttir for a good story well told, and The Legacy is no exception. A strong sense of place, interesting characters and a chilling plot make The Legacy a novel to savour."
The Scandal (2019)
(Stone and Oliver, book 3)
Mari Hannah
"Suspenseful and thrilling."
The Never Game (2019)
(Colter Shaw, book 1)
Jeffery Deaver
"Jeffery Deaver scores yet again with a fascinating new detective, Colter Shaw, and a plot as full of thrills and twists and turns as you would expect from him. With The Never Game you know you are in the hands of a master. But be warned—don’t start this too late in the evening because sleep would be an annoying interruption once you’ve started reading!"
The Last Hunt (2019)
(Benny Griessel, book 6)
Deon Meyer
"From its startling opening to its tense and thrilling conclusion, Deon Meyer's The Last Hunt takes you on a whirlwind safari across two continents. In the whole of the Benny Griessel series so far, the stakes have never been higher or the odds so much against."
Buried (2020)
(DC Jack Warr, book 1)
Lynda La Plante
"It's quite a challenge to make a detective constable the lead character in a crime novel, but Lynda La Plante does a cracking job of it in BURIED. DC Jack Warr is clearly destined for higher things, and I look forward to following his progress."
The Coffinmaker's Garden (2021)
(Ash Henderson, book 3)
Stuart MacBride
"Stuart MacBride’s deft plotting and whipcrack dialogue, along with a strong sense of place, make The Coffinmaker’s Garden a must read. If you like your serial killers with lashings of dark humour, this is for you."
Right to Kill (2021)
(Joe Romano, book 1)
John Barlow
"John Barlow’s Right to Kill offers an intriguing plot and a gritty sense of place. I hope we’ll be seeing a lot more of DS Joe Romano in the future."
Dark Objects (2022)
(Laughton Rees, book 1)
Simon Toyne
"The pacing is superb and as the suspense ratchets up you will find it impossible to put the book down."

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