Peter Robinson Books in Order | Inspector Bank Series

Peter Robinson Books in Order

Peter Robinson Books in Order– The writer of the Inspector Banks series, Peter Robinson, is an English- Canadian novelist. Basically, he belongs to England, but he lived in Canada, and in his writings, he has written about the characters of England. He has written several poems, essays, short stories, and novels along with books

Peter Robinson was born in Armley, Leeds (England) in 1950. He completed his bachelor’s in English literature, and in 1974 he shifted to Canada and obtained a master’s degree in Creative Writing and English from the University of Windsor. He received his Ph.D. degree from York University in Toronto. 

Robinson is a successful author; also, a teacher at the University of Toronto’s school, and there he is teaching crime-writing. Along with this, he continued his studies and attained a massive name in novel writing. 

Peter Robinson Books/Series in Order

Peter Robinson is one of the world-famous writers and a well-known crime-writer. His well-stringed novel writing is published in more than a dozen countries and translated into more than fifteen different languages. He debuted in the world of literacy from his debut novel, Gallows- View IN 1987. From his first- novel, he introduced his creative- writing and a detective crime nature of writing to the world as Detective- Chief- Inspector- Alan Banks.

This novel created a sophisticated impact on readers. It was nominated as the best first- novel award for the Crime- Writers- of- Canada and nominees for the John-Creasey-Award in the U.K.  

Peter Robinson Inspector Banks Series in Order

  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)
  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)

He won many awards for his unmatched work of writing. The chain of awards continues; he won many prizes and awards for his books, including The bestseller award, The Edgar award, The CWA (U.K.) Dagger in the Library Award and Sweden’sSweden’s Martin Beck Award. He categorized his times between Toronto and England.

His latest honor was the Arthur Ellis Awards; it is a Canadian literacy award presented annually for Crime Writers of Canada and mystery writers. Before the poison, he achieved it in 2012.

Order of Peter Robinson Short Stories/Novellas

Book TitlePublication Year
Birthday Dance2009
The Eastvale Ladies’ Poker Circle2009
The Ferryman’s Beautiful Daughter2009
The Cherub Affair2009
Cornelius Jubb2009
The Magic of Your Touch2009
Fan Mail (Short Story)2016
The Good Partner (Short Story)2016
Innocence (Short Story)2016
Seven Years (Short Story)2018

Publication Order of The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories Books

Book TitlePublication Year
The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 12000
The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 22000
The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 32002
The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 42003
The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 52004

Publication Order of Anthologies by Peter Robinson

Book TitlePublication Year
The Best American Mystery Stories 19991999
Opening Shots: Great Mystery and Crime Writers Share Their First Published Stories2000
The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 22000
The Best American Mystery Stories 20012001
Like a Charm2004
The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 52004
Thou Shalt Not Kill2005
The Penguin Book of Crime Stories2007
Mystery Writers of America Presents The Blue Religion2008

Peter Robinson Novels in Order

Peter Robinson has written several writings, and he is famous for his world-famous series, Inspector Banks series; he set the town of Eastvale in the Yorkshire Dales in a fictional manner.

In this series, he mentioned Eastvale and found it in Ripon and Richmond. It is about a former member of the London Metropolitan police and a story of inspector Alan Banks who leaves the capital for a quieter life in the Dales.

His various novels are converted into T.V. series and adapted by many production houses. A TV series titled DCI Banks with Stephen Tompkinson is also based on the book written by Robinson.

The initial first twelve novels of the Inspector Banks Series revolves around the crime investigation by Banks. After that, he incredibly turned his writing in 1999, where he surprised his fans with a turning story of IN- A-DRY-SEASON, the central theme is about the Inspector’s divorce from his wife Sandra and once their children leave home.

Later, the novels in this series by Peter are about the romance and Detective Sergeant Annie Cabot. It revolves around the off and the relationship of the inspector.

Inspector Bank Series contained twenty-seven novels in order. He started this series from Gallows View in 1987 and the first novel of this series. It is also the first writing of Canadian detective fiction writer Peter Robinson. This novel is reprinted several times in different languages. A Dedicated Man is the second book published in 1988, A Necessary End and The Hanging Valley are the third and fourth books published in 1989.

Past Reason was the fifth one in 1991 and the sixth one is Wednesday’s Child in 1992, A Dry Bones that Dream, Innocent Graves, Dead Night, In a dry season, Cold is the grave, Aftermath, The summer that never was, Playing with fire in 2004, Piece of my heart, Friend of the Devil, All the colors of the Darkness in 2008, Bad Boy in 2010, Watching the Dark, Children of the Revolution, Abattoir Blues published in 2014, When the music over, Sleeping in the ground, Careless love,

Many rivers to cross and the last one is Not Dark Yet in 2020 are the part of the Inspector Bank Series. 

Along with this fictional detective writing, he associated with many fantastic imaginary and mystery hands. Caedmon’s Song is a standalone novel published in 1990 and attained tremendous love and affection from the readers. No cure for love, which was launched in 1995, had a diverse effect on love and showed love in a sophisticated way.

Many short stories are also written by Peter Robinson, such as Not Safe After Dark, under the Macmillan publication in 2004. 

Peter Robinson has a collection of book writings, and His latest novel Not Dark Yet is published in 2021.

Excerpt From Not Dark Yet By Peter Robinson

One of the world’s greatest suspense writers returns with the 27th novel featuring the legendary detective Alan Banks in the mystery series Stephen King calls “the best now on the market.” 

Not dark Yet By Peter Robinson
Not dark Yet By Peter Robinson

When property developer Connor Clive Blaydon is found dead, Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and his Yorkshire team dive into the investigation. As luck would have it, someone had installed a cache of spy-cams all around his luxurious home. The team hope that they’ll find answers—and the culprit—among the video recordings.  

Instead of discovering Connor’s murderer, however, the grainy and blurred footage reveals another crime: a brutal rape. If they can discover the woman’s identity, it could lead to more than justice for the victim; it could change everything the police think they know about Connor and why anyone would want him dead.

Meanwhile, tensions are rising between Banks and his friend, Zelda. A super recognizer—able to recognize faces significantly better than most people—Zelda is determined to bring the men who abused her to justice. But stirring up the murky waters of the past will put her in far greater danger than ever before, and Banks worries that he won’t be able to stop her from plunging too deep before it’s too late

FAQ Based on Peter Robinson

  1. Who is Peter Robinson?

    Peter Robinson Author

    Peter Robinson 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.


    INSPECTOR BANKS SERIES is written by Peter Robinson

  3. How many books are there in “INSPECTOR BANKS SERIES”?

    There are 27 books in “INSPECTOR BANKS SERIES”

  4. In which genre Peter Robinson has written his novels?

    Peter Robinson novels belongs to “Crime” genre.

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