Peter Robinson Banks Bibliography Maker

"A Peeping Tom is frightening the women of Eastvale; two glue-sniffing young thugs are breaking into homes and robbing people; an old woman may or may not have been murdered. Investigating these cases is Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks, a perceptive, curious and compassionate policeman recently moved to the Yorkshire Dales from London to escape the stress of city life"A Peeping Tom is frightening the women of Eastvale; two glue-sniffing young thugs are breaking into homes and robbing people; an old woman may or may not have been murdered. Investigating these cases is Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks, a perceptive, curious and compassionate policeman recently moved to the Yorkshire Dales from London to escape the stress of city life. In addition to all this, Banks has to deal with the local feminists and his attraction to a young psychologist, Jenny Fuller. As the tension mounts, both Jenny and Banks’s wife, Sandra, are drawn deeper into the events. The cases weave together as the story reaches a tense and surprising climax."--Author's website....more

Paperback, 336 pages

Published December 5th 2000 by Avon (first published August 27th 1987)

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Original Title

Gallows View

ISBN

0380714000 (ISBN13: 9780380714001)

Characters

Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks, Tracy Banks (aka Francesca), Sandra Banks, Sergeant Jim Hatchley, Phil Richmond...more, Alice Matlock, Dr. Jenny Fuller, Ethel Carstairs, Superintendent Gristhorpe, Graham Sharp, Trevor Sharp, Carol Ellis, Mr. Wooller, Mick Webster, Lennie Webster, Mr. Patel, Thelma Pitt, Louis Micklethwaite, Brian Banks, Fred Rowe, Dr. Charles Stewart Glendenning, Harriet (Alan Banks), David (Alan Banks), Susan Gay, Dorothy Wycombe, David Craig...less

setting

Yorkshire, England


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Peter Robinson (born March 17, 1950) is an English-Canadian crime writer. He is best known for his crime novels set in Yorkshire featuring Inspector Alan Banks. He has also published a number of other novels and short stories as well as some poems and two articles on writing.

Life and work[edit]

Robinson was awarded a BA Honours Degree in English Literature at the University of Leeds. He then emigrated to Canada in 1974 and took his MA in English and Creative Writing at the University of Windsor, with Joyce Carol Oates as his tutor, then a PhD in English at York University in Toronto.[3] He is best known for the Inspector Banks series of novels set in the fictional Yorkshire town of Eastvale, which have been translated into nineteen languages,[4] but also writes short stories and other novels.

Personal life[edit]

Robinson was born in Armley, Leeds,[1] son of Clifford Robinson (a photographer) and Miriam Jarvis (a homemaker).[3] Robinson emigrated to Canada to continue his studies after completing his first degree at the University of Leeds.

Robinson lives in the Beaches area of Toronto[5] with his wife, Sheila Halladay, and he occasionally teaches crime writing at the University of Toronto's School of Continuing Studies. He has taught at a number of Toronto colleges and served as Writer-in-Residence at the University of Windsor, 1992-93.[3]

Bibliography[edit]

Inspector Banks series[edit]

Set in the fictional English town of Eastvale in the Yorkshire Dales. A former member of the LondonMetropolitan Police, Inspector Alan Banks leaves the capital for a quieter life in the Dales. Since 2010 several of the novels have been adapted for television under the series title DCI Banks with Stephen Tompkinson in the title role.[6]

  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) (published in the United States as Final Account)
  8. Innocent Graves (1996)
  9. Dead Right (1997) (published in the United States as 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) (published in the United States as Close to Home)
  14. Playing with Fire (2004)
  15. Strange Affair (2005)
  16. Piece of My Heart (2006)
  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) (published in the United States as In the Dark Places) [7]
  23. When the Music's Over (2016)
  24. Sleeping in the Ground (2017)
  25. Careless Love (2018)

Other works[edit]

Although Caedmon's Song is a standalone novella, it is related to Friend of the Devil.

Awards[edit]

  • 1990 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story – “Innocence”
  • 1991 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel – Past Reason Hated
  • 1994 TORGI Talking Book Award – Past Reason Hated
  • 1995 Author’s Award, Foundation for the Advancement of Canadian Letters – Final Account
  • 1996 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel – Innocent Graves
  • 1998 Macavity Award for Best Short Story – “The Two Ladies of Rose Cottage”
  • 1999 Anthony Award for Best Novel – In a Dry Season
  • 1999 Barry Award for Best Novel – In a Dry Season
  • 2000 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel – Cold is the Grave
  • 2000 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story – “Murder in Utopia”
  • 2000 Edgar Award for Best Short Story – “Missing in Action”
  • 2001 Le Grand Prix de Littérature Policière (France) – In a Dry Season
  • 2002 Martin Beck Award (Sweden) – In a Dry Season
  • 2002 CWA (UK) Dagger in The Library Award
  • 2003 Spoken Word Bronze Award – The Hanging Valley
  • 2006 Palle Rosenkrantz Award (Denmark) – Cold is the Grave
  • 2008 Toronto Public Library Celebrates Reading Award[4]
  • 2012 Arthur Ellis Award - Before the Poison [8]

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