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Robinson, Peter 1950-

Overview
Works: 278 works in 1,961 publications in 2 languages and 59,731 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Suspense fiction  Short stories  Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery stories, English 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Editor, Illustrator
Classifications: PR6068.O1964, 823.914
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Publications about Peter Robinson
Publications by Peter Robinson
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Most widely held works by Peter Robinson
Strange affair by Peter Robinson( Book )
61 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,652 libraries worldwide
Two executions send Inspector Banks reeling. One victim is a stranger: a young woman shot in her car. In her pocket is a slip of paper with Banks' name scrawled on it. The other victim is his brother Roy, a London entrepreneur. Staying in Roy's posh apartment during the investigation, Banks realizes Roy was always mysterious. But now he is about the discover the trith about his brother--and the grisly secret that connects the two deaths
Friend of the devil by Peter Robinson( Book )
40 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 2,628 libraries worldwide
Chief Inspector Alan Banks and Detective Inspector Annie Cabbot must work together to solve two chilling crimes in a stunning new novel by New York Times bestselling author Peter Robinson. One morning in March, on the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea, a woman named Karen Drew is found in her wheelchair with her throat slit. Back in Eastvale on that same morning, in a tangle of narrow alleys behind a market square, the body of Hayley Daniels is found raped and strangled. Two murders ... two towns ... On loan to a sister precinct, Detective Inspector Annie Cabbot draws the first case. Karen Drew seems to have lived a quiet and nearly invisible life for the past seven years. Try as she might, Annie turns up nothing in the woman's past that might have prompted someone to wheel her out to the sea and to her death. Meanwhile, in the Hayley Daniels murder, Chief Inspector Alan Banks has suspects galore. Everywhere she went, the nineteen-year-old student attracted attention. Anyone could have followed her on the night she was out drinking with friends, making sure she never made it back home. Then a breakthrough spins Annie's case in a shocking and surprising new direction, straight toward Banks. Coincidence? Not in Eastvale. Banks and Annie are searching for two killers who might strike again at any moment and with bloody fury
Piece of my heart by Peter Robinson( Book )
47 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,416 libraries worldwide
As he probes the killing of a freelance music journalist, Detective Inspector Alan Banks finds his investigation journeying back in time more than thirty years and into the heart of the mystery surrounding a decades-old crime
Playing with fire by Peter Robinson( Book )
57 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,262 libraries worldwide
Investigating a dual arson case that has claimed three lives on an English canal, Detective Inspector Banks teams up with fellow investigator Annie Cabot and discovers that the victims are linked to an art forgery operation
Bad boy by Peter Robinson( Book )
40 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,150 libraries worldwide
Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks must face his most challenging and personal case yet. A distraught woman arrives at the Eastvale police station desperate to speak to Banks. Since he's away on holiday, his partner, Annie Cabbot, steps in. The woman tells Annie that she's found a loaded gun hidden in the bedroom of her daughter, Erin--a punishable offense under English law. When an armed response team breaks into the house to retrieve the weapon, the seemingly straightforward procedure quickly spirals out of control. But trouble is only beginning, for it turns out that Erin's best friend and roommate is none other than Tracy Banks, the DCI's daughter, who was last seen racing off to warn the owner of the gun, a very bad boy indeed. Now, Annie and Banks--a bit of a bad boy himself--must risk everything to outsmart a smooth and devious psychopath.--From publisher description
Cold is the grave by Peter Robinson( Book )
46 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,009 libraries worldwide
First Chief Constable Jeremiah "Jimmy" Riddle has to put aside his animosities in order to ask Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks for help when nude pictures of Riddle's runaway teenage daughter show up on a pornographic website. Then once the daughter is safely home again, a murder investigation leads Banks back to the private life of the Riddles
In a dry season by Peter Robinson( Book )
41 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 1,936 libraries worldwide
In Yorkshire, a dried water reservoir yields the skeleton of a woman who has been dead for fifty years. Inspector Banks learns the victim was a flirtatious World War II farm girl. The area was full of Yanks and her husband was at the front
Aftermath by Peter Robinson( Book )
45 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,908 libraries worldwide
Acting Detective Superintendent Alan Banks is presented with what seems to be an open-and-shut case when the police surprise Terence Payne in his torture chamber of a basement. Banks, however, is troubled by some unanswered questions
Before the poison : [a novel] by Peter Robinson( Book )
32 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,892 libraries worldwide
Through the years of success in Hollywood composing film scores, Chris always promised his wife they'd return to the Yorkshire Dales one day. Now a widower, Chris feels he must not forget his promise. Back in the Dales, he rents an isolated house that will allow him the space to grieve. But when he finds that the house was the scene of a murder in the 1950s, and the convicted murderer was one of the last women hanged in England, he finds himself increasingly distracted by the events of sixty years before
Close to home by Peter Robinson( Book )
19 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,806 libraries worldwide
Unable to forgive himself for his possible role in the disappearance of a childhood friend, detective inspector Alan Banks finds himself confronting the unsolved case thirty-five years later when his friend's body is discovered
Watching the dark by Peter Robinson( Book )
25 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,767 libraries worldwide
When Detective Inspector Bill Reid is found murdered, Chief Inspector Alan Banks, suspecting police corruption, handles the investigation with the utmost discretion until he discovers that Reid's murder is linked to the disappearance of a young English girl six years earlier
Wednesday's child : an Inspector Banks mystery by Peter Robinson( Book )
48 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,717 libraries worldwide
Inspector Alan Banks probes the abduction of a seven-year-old girl, taken from her single-parent mother by a couple masquerading as social workers. By the author of The Hanging Valley
All the colors of darkness by Peter Robinson( Book )
16 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 1,656 libraries worldwide
When the body of a man is discovered hanging from a tree in the woods near Eastvale, all signs point toward suicide. Inspector Banks finds himself plunged into a case where nothing is as it seems
The hanging valley : an Inspector Banks mystery by Peter Robinson( Book )
54 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 1,613 libraries worldwide
When a faceless corpse is found near the English village of Swainshead, Inspector Alan Banks finds several suspects in the village
A dedicated man : an Inspector Banks mystery by Peter Robinson( Book )
43 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,555 libraries worldwide
Inspector Alan Banks attempts to solve the murder of Harry Steadman in the peaceful village of Gratly
The price of love and other stories by Peter Robinson( Book )
37 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,493 libraries worldwide
Offers two novellas and a number of short stories--some of which feature the author's popular character, Inspector Alan Banks--in a collection that explores the disparate motives that move people to harm one another
Innocent graves : an Inspector Banks mystery by Peter Robinson( Book )
38 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 1,486 libraries worldwide
In England, a schoolgirl is strangled on church grounds and suspicion falls on the vicar, already involved in a sex scandal. But Inspector Banks thinks that a little too obvious and his probe leads him to a schoolteacher. By the author of Final Account
Children of the revolution : an Inspector Banks novel by Peter Robinson( Book )
21 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,469 libraries worldwide
"A disgraced college lecturer is found murdered on a disused railway line near his home. He has 5,000 euros in his pocket, yet in the four years since his dismissal has been living a poverty-stricken and hermit-like existence. There are many suspects, mostly at the college where he used to teach, but Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks, much to the chagrin of his boss, soon becomes fixated on Lady Veronica Chalmers, who appears to have links with the victim going back to the early 1970s at the University of Essex, then a hotbed of political activism. Banks suspects that Lady Chalmers is not telling the whole truth, and after he pushes his inquiries a bit too far, he is called on the carpet and warned to lay off. He must continue to conduct his investigation surreptitiously. When the breakthroughs come, they are not the ones that Banks and his team expected, and everything turns in a different direction and moves into very high gear"--
Past reason hated : an Inspector Banks mystery by Peter Robinson( Book )
47 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,459 libraries worldwide
Banks and Detective Constable Susan Gay, on her first homicide case, investigate the murder of a young woman three days before Christmas
A necessary end : an Inspector Banks mystery by Peter Robinson( Book )
38 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,436 libraries worldwide
A policeman is murdered--stabbed during a nuclear protest march in the rain-drenched streets of Eastvale in northern England. Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks works to solve the case and to save his own job endangered when a former colleague from London comes north to direct the inquiries for supposedly political reasons
 
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Robinson, Peter
ロビンスン, ピーター
Languages
English (775)
French (2)
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