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Not Safe After Dark

(1998)
And Other Stories
A collection of stories by

 
Publisher's Weekly
The hero of Robinson's novels (Wednesday's Child, etc.), Yorkshire Chief Inspector Alan Banks, appears in three of this collection's 13 stories, and one of the 13, "Innocence," won the Canadian Crime Writers Award for best short story. That tale displays well Robinson's gift for turning a familiar plot inside-out as strange circumstances overwhelm his characters. A man waits outside a school to meet a teacher friend, draws the suspicion of parents and finds himself charged with the murder of a schoolgirl. What happens after his trial is shocking but, in Robinson's hands, perfectly believable. There's a similar twist in the title story, wherein an out-of-town visitor ventures nervously into an urban park often described as unsafe at night. There's danger, all right, but not what the reader expects. In "Fan Mail," a mystery novelist agrees to advise a Walter Mitty-like husband on innovative ways to murder his wife; an old secret leads to a perverse result. The plots of the stories are mostly solid and the characters are always vivid. U.S. readers may particularly enjoy Robinson's take on his fellow Canadians coping with Florida and southern California.

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Hardback Editions

September 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: Not Safe After Dark: And Other Works
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 1-4050-2111-X / 978-1-4050-2111-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


October 1998 : USA Hardback
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Title: Not Safe After Dark and Other Stories
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 1-885941-28-5 / 978-1-885941-28-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crippen & Landru Pub
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

December 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Not Safe After Dark: And Other Stories
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 0-06-267389-0 / 978-0-06-267389-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


February 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Not Safe After Dark: And Other Works
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 1-4472-2551-1 / 978-1-4472-2551-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2010 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Not Safe After Dark, and Other Stories
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 0-7710-7541-3 / 978-0-7710-7541-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


November 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Not Safe After Dark: and other works
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 0-330-41852-1 / 978-0-330-41852-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


October 2004 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Not Safe After Dark, and Other Stories
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 0-7710-7559-6 / 978-0-7710-7559-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 1998 : USA Paperback
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Title: Not Safe After Dark and Other Stories
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 1-885941-29-3 / 978-1-885941-29-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crippen & Landru Publishers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

December 2017 : Audio CD

Title: Not Safe After Dark: And Other Stories
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 1-5384-5641-9 / 978-1-5384-5641-5
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


December 2017 : Audio CD

Title: Not Safe After Dark: And Other Stories
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 1-5384-5642-7 / 978-1-5384-5642-2
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


December 2017 : Audio CD

Title: Not Safe After Dark: And Other Stories; Library Edition
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 1-5384-5640-0 / 978-1-5384-5640-8
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Not Safe after Dark, Volume Three
Author(s): Peter Robinson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Availability: Amazon UK   


December 2007 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Not Safe After Dark Volume Three: v. 3
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 1-4050-8977-6 / 978-1-4050-8977-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


November 2007 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Not Safe After Dark Volume Two: v. 2
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 1-4050-8976-8 / 978-1-4050-8976-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2007 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Not Safe After Dark Volume One: v. 1
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 1-4050-8975-X / 978-1-4050-8975-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Not Safe After Dark
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 1-933299-77-0 / 978-1-933299-77-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Request Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


June 2005 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Not Safe After Dark Volume Three: And Other Short Stories: v. 3
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 1-4050-5068-3 / 978-1-4050-5068-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


January 2005 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Not Safe After Dark Volume Two: v. 2
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 1-4050-5066-7 / 978-1-4050-5066-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


September 2004 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Not Safe After Dark Volume One: v. 1
Author(s): Peter Robinson
ISBN: 1-4050-4659-7 / 978-1-4050-4659-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

December 2017 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Not Safe After Dark: And Other Stories
Author(s): Peter Robinson
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   


August 2009 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Not Safe After Dark: And Other Works
Author(s): Peter Robinson
Publisher: Pan
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2009 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Not Safe After Dark, and Other Stories
Author(s): Peter Robinson
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon CA   



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