Peter Robinson

Interviewed 21 September 2013

Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson was born in Yorkshire. He obtained a BA in English Literature from the University of Leeds then went to Canada where he obtained an MA in English and Creative Writing, followed by a PhD in English at York University in Toronto. His first novel, GALLOW'S VIEW, in 1987, introduced the character of Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and since then Banks has appeared in numerous books, with CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION appearing in 2013. Robinson has also written several standalone novels and in 2002 was awarded the Crime Writers' Association Dagger in the Library. He divides his time between Toronto and North Yorkshire.


Books by Peter Robinson

Careless Love

Superintendent Alan Banks and his team investigate two suspicious deaths – a student found in an abandoned car, and a man in a smart suit at the bottom of a gully on the moors.

Reviewed on 09 February 2019 by Sharon Wheeler

When the Music's Over

Newly-promoted Det Supt Alan Banks is landed with a cold case from 50 years back where it’s alleged a TV personality assaulted young female fans.

Reviewed on 23 July 2016 by Sharon Wheeler

Abattoir Blues

DCI Alan Banks’ holiday mood is soon dissipated by three seemingly random crimes – the theft of a tractor, the disappearance of two young men, and an arson attack on a caravan.

Reviewed on 04 October 2014 by Sharon Wheeler

Children of the Revolution

DCI Alan Banks finds that the death of a recluse has links back to the student unrest of the 1960s.

Reviewed on 18 October 2013 by Sharon Wheeler