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  • Bibliography:
    63 Books (1 Series)
  • First Book:
    January 1987
  • Latest Book:
    April 2023
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Full Series List in Order

An Inspector Banks Mystery

1 - Gallows View (1987)
2 - A Dedicated Man (1988)
3 - A Necessary End (1989)
4 - Hanging Valley (1989)
5 - Past Reason Hated (1991)
6 - Wednesday's Child (1992)
7 - Final Account // Dry Bones That Dream (1994)
8 - Innocent Graves (Aug-1996)
9 - Blood at the Root // Dead Right (Oct-1997)
10 - In a Dry Season (Apr-1999)
11 - Cold Is the Grave (Sep-2000)
12 - Aftermath (Oct-2001)
13 - Close to Home (Feb-2003)
14 - Playing with Fire (Jan-2004)
15 - Strange Affair (Feb-2005)
16 - Piece of My Heart (Jun-2006)
17 - Friend of the Devil (Sep-2007)
18 - All the Colors of Darkness (Oct-2008)
19 - Bad Boy (Sep-2010)
20 - Watching the Dark (Jan-2013)
21 - Children of the Revolution (Mar-2014)
22 - In the Dark Places // Abattoir Blues (Aug-2015)
23 - When the Music's Over (Aug-2016)
24 - Sleeping in the Ground (Aug-2017)
25 - Careless Love (Feb-2019)
26 - Many Rivers to Cross (Jan-2020)
27 - Not Dark Yet (Mar-2021)
28 - Standing in the Shadows (Apr-2023)
The Summer That Never Was (Jan-2003)
The Price of Love and Other Stories (Jun-2009)

Multi-Author Series List

Bibliomysteries

6 - Seven Years (Mar-2018)

Book List in Order: 63 titles



    • / Police Procedural
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    Meet Inspector Alan Banks, a civilized detective with a zest for life and a fascination for opera, Tudor history, and bright and beautiful women, one of whom happens to be his wife. Newly arrived from London, Chief Inspector Alan Banks finds himse...



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    A dedicated man is dead in the Yorkshire dales -- a former university professor, wealthy historian and archaeologist who loved his adopted village. It is a particularly heinous slaying, considering the esteem in which the victim, Harry Steadman, was ...



    • / Police Procedural
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    In the peaceful wooded valley outside Swainshead, a body lies rotting. It is the second mysterious death here in recent years--and it won't be the last ... Inspector Banks knows that once a body is uncovered, other things surface as well. Family riva...



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    An anti-nuke demonstration in the normally peaceful Yorkshire town of Eastvale has ended with fifty arrests--and the brutal stabbing death of a young constable. Fired by professional outrage and 'a long simmering hatred, London CID Superintendent Ric...



    • / Police Procedural
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    A picturesque Yorkshire village is dressed in its finest for the upcoming Noel. But one of its residents will not be celebrating this holiday. Chief Inspector Alan Banks knows that secrecy can sometimes prove fatal'and secrets were the driving for...



    • / Police Procedural
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    The couple at the door looked well-dressed, respectable, official. They said they were social workers, and that there had been allegations of abuse. They would have to take little Gemma, just for a day. Brenda Scupham let her daughter go with them...



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    The crime scene was almost surreal: a stone barn where a corpse knelt in submission, surrounded by antique farm implements and a shining BMW. But even before his mysterious death, Keith Rothwell was a mysterious man. Quiet, reserved ... almost passio...



  • The worst that can possibly happen... has. A beautiful child is dead--defiled and murdered in a lonely graveyard on a fog-shrouded evening. It is the sort of horrific crime Chief Inspector Alan Banks fled the city to escape. But the slaying of a b...



  • Esteemed mystery writer Anne Perry, author of twenty-five novels and two acclaimed detective series, heads up a delectable cast of contemporary writers, the very best from both sides of the Atlantic. In the tradition of Britain's honored crime writer...






  • When the brutally beaten body of a young man is found in an ally, Eastvale's Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and his colleague, Detective Constable Susan Gay, have no choice but to lack up the three Pakistani youths who seemingly started it all ...



  • From the New York Times bestselling author of Sleeping in the Ground comes this brilliantly nuanced short story collection of twenty stories -- most never before published in the US, and one of them an Edgar winner -- which also features three Inspec...



  • In the blistering, dry summer, the waters of Thornfield Reservior have been depleted, revealing the ruins of the small Yorkshire village that lay at its bottom, bringing with it the unidentified bones of a brutally murdered young woman. Detective Chi...



  • ANDREW GREELEY introduces a monk of the Middle Ages who investigates corruption in the Vatican to crack "The Case of the Murdered Pope"... Sir John Fielding, a blind eighteenth-century magistrate, confronts crime at a stuffy dinner party in BRUCE ALE...



  • The nude photo of a teenage runaway shows up on a pornographic website, and the girl's father turns to Detective Chief Inspector Alan banks for help. But these are typical circumstances, for the runaway is the daughter of a man who's determined to de...



  • One phone call from a concerned neighbor has inadvertently led police to Terence Payne, the elusive serial killer known only as "Chameleon." Now the fiend is in custody, perhaps dying, and a long nightmare appears to be over at last. But is it? In Ac...



  • While recuperating from the events of Aftermath on a Greek island, Inspector Alan Banks reads that the bones of his childhood friend, Graham Marshall, have been dug up in a field not far away from the road where he disappeared more than thirty-five y...



  • Detective Inspector Alan Banks has never forgiven himself for having possibly caused the disappearance and presumed death of his best friend back in the summer of 1965, a pivotal time when both boys stood on the precipice of manhood. When the tra...



  • FIRE--It consumes futures and pasts in a terrified heartbeat, devouring damning secrets while leaving even greater mysteries in the ashes. The night sky is ablaze as flames engulf two barges moored side by side on an otherwise empty canal. On boar...



  • When attorney Kevin Anderson decides to uproot his family and move them to Holland, he expects a fantastic job prosecuting war criminals at the United Nations Tribunal. But when he gets there, he is thrown into the defense of a notorious Serbian warl...






  • Desire leaves a man destroyed ... A young girl's curiosity reveals secrets better left hidden ... Jealousy drives a woman mad ... An obsession with numbers precipitates a deadly revenge ... Ambition leads to a curious exchange ... An uncanny likeness...



  • 'A long, oily blackness punctuated by quick, vivid dreams ...They were all just dreams. She couldn't possibly see these things, could she? Her eyes were closed. And if they really happened, then she would have screamed out from the pain, wouldn't she...



  • On a balmy June night, Kirsten, a young university student, is strolling home through a silent moonlit park when she is viciously attacked. When she awakes in the hospital, she has no recollection of that brutal night. But then slowly, painfully, ...



  • On a warm summer night, an attractive woman hurtles north in a blue Peugeot with a hastily scrawled address in her pocket, while, back in London, a desperate man leaves an urgent late-night phone message on his brother's answering machine. By sunrise...



  • The year is 1969. Rock 'n' roll, psychedelic drugs, and peace-loving hippies are thriving in Britain. But in the aftermath of a rock music festival, cold reality strikes when a woman is found murdered in her sleeping bag, callously left among the deb...



  • 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 t...



  • International bestselling author Peter Robinson turns his razor-sharp instinct for crime writing to this unique anthology featuring the cream of crime fiction. With a selection of 15 stories featuring established bestsellers and new voices, The Pengu...



  • Detectives Alan Banks and Annie Cabbot return in another electrifying novel from the acclaimed award-winning author of the New York Times bestseller Friend of the Devil When the body of a man is discovered hanging from a tree in the woods near Ea...



  • The award-winning author of the New York Times bestselling Inspector Alan Banks novels, Peter Robinson dazzles with his first collection of short fiction, The Price of Love and Other Stories. Marked by the piercing psychological insight, brilliant ch...



  • From the New York Times bestselling author comes a riveting collection of short fiction, marked by the piercing psychological insight and brilliant characterization that are hallmarks of his acclaimed novels.Ever since the publication of his first my...






  • From the New York Times bestselling author comes a riveting collection of short fiction, marked by the piercing psychological insight and brilliant characterization that are hallmarks of his acclaimed novels.Ever since the publication of his first my...



  • From the New York Times bestselling author comes a riveting collection of short fiction, marked by the piercing psychological insight and brilliant characterization that are hallmarks of his acclaimed novels.Ever since the publication of his first my...



  • From the New York Times bestselling author comes a riveting collection of short fiction, marked by the piercing psychological insight and brilliant characterization that are hallmarks of his acclaimed novels.Ever since the publication of his first my...



  • From the New York Times bestselling author comes a riveting collection of short fiction, marked by the piercing psychological insight and brilliant characterization that are hallmarks of his acclaimed novels.Ever since the publication of his first my...



  • From the New York Times bestselling author comes a riveting collection of short fiction, marked by the piercing psychological insight and brilliant characterization that are hallmarks of his acclaimed novels.Ever since the publication of his first my...



  • From the New York Times bestselling author comes a riveting collection of short fiction, marked by the piercing psychological insight and brilliant characterization that are hallmarks of his acclaimed novels.Ever since the publication of his first my...



  • In "The Magic of Your Touch" a young musician gets lost when he comes upon an old man playing a beautiful melody. He never anticipated what would happen next....



  • From the New York Times bestselling author comes a riveting collection of short fiction, marked by the piercing psychological insight and brilliant characterization that are hallmarks of his acclaimed novels.Ever since the publication of his first my...



  • From the New York Times bestselling author comes a riveting collection of short fiction, marked by the piercing psychological insight and brilliant characterization that are hallmarks of his acclaimed novels.Ever since the publication of his first my...



  • Acclaimed internationally bestselling author Peter Robinson delivers a fast-paced, nail-biting thriller in which Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks must face his most challenging and personal case yet A distraught woman arrives at the Eastvale p...






  • Chris Lowndes built a comfortable career composing scores for films in Hollywood. But after twenty-five years abroad, and still quietly reeling from the death of his beloved wife, he decides to return to the Yorkshire dales of his youth. To ease the ...



  • Fate has its way of letting seemingly simple things irrevocably alter the course of peoples lives. This is what Larry Bulger, the hero in Peter Robinsons new novel, My Story in the Philippines in First Person, discovers. At 30 years old, Lar...



  • One of the premier masters of modern British crime, New York Times bestselling author Peter Robinson brings back Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and his colleague DI Annie Cabbot in a complex case involving corruption, a dead cop, and a missing ...



  • This novel was previously published under the title MY STORY IN THE PHILIPPINES IN FIRST PERSON which proved to be an awkward title and was rightfully criticized So I decided to republish the story under a new more appropriate name TREACHEROUS JOURNE...



  • Better known for his award-winning poetry, here Peter Robinson turns his vividly perceptive gaze to the art of the short story, in this truly globe-trotting collection. We travel through the West of Ireland with a couple on the brink; we spy on the s...



  • Multiple award-winning, New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author Peter Robinson returns with Children of the Revolution, a superb tale of mystery and murder that takes acclaimed British Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks back to the...



  • This story is not intended to have a profound, lasting
    message. I offer the readers a fictional adventure in
    the life of a teenage boy nearing manhood. It depicts what I
    consider a normal boy, Eddie, whose fantasies are almost
    con...




  • A murder from the past is brought to light in this gripping short story in the New York Times"bestselling Inspector Banks series.   Acclaimed by Michael Connelly as “a man for all seasons,” Inspector Alan Banks is among the best-loved char...



  • Published in the United Kingdom and Canada as Abattoir Blues Louise Penny calls In the Dark Places "brilliant." Tess Gerritsen says it's "thrilling." And Michael Connelly describes Peter Robinson as "amazing." One of the world's greatest suspense ...






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  • Featuring a foreword by Michael Connelly, this relentlessly suspenseful thriller from the New York Times bestselling and Edgar award-winning author of the Inspector Banks novels marks the first time that Peter Robinson has set a novel in America.  ...



  • Inspector Alan Banks must face the music when he becomes embroiled in one of his most perplexing and distressing cases in this haunting page-turner from New York Times bestselling author Peter Robinson. Two women. Two crimes. The first is a poet...



  • Two young people travelling through Italy are caught in the rain and hitch a lift with chilling consequences. Richard and Mary have been together throughout University, and the trip to Italy had been planned long ago. But before they set out, Richard...



  • See why in Sleeping in the Ground, the gripping new novel starring Alan Banks -- featuring an opening scene you'll never forget, and a finale you won't see coming. At the doors of a charming country church, an unspeakable act destroys a ...



  • A gripping novella from the New York Times"bestselling author of the Inspector Banks Mysteries and a “master of the art” (TheBoston Globe).   Retired Cambridge professor Donald Aitcheson loves scouring antiquarian bookshops for secondhand ...



  • His fans include Stephen King, Michael Connelly, Tess Gerritsen, Ian Rankin, and Louise Penney. He has won acclaim and numerous international prizes and awards, including the Edgar. Now, Peter Robinson, one of the world’s greatest suspense writers,...



  • Peter Robinson, the acclaimed author of the bestselling series Stephen King calls “the best now on the market,” returns with a gripping, emotionally charged mystery in which the revered detective Alan Banks must find the truth about a murder with...



  • Let me introduce myself. My name is Larry Moffat, an American expatriate. In my mind, I think of myself as an adventurer, seeking excitement in an exotic foreign land, more precisely, in the Philippines. A few years earlier, this was a true assessmen...



  • 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.” When property developer Connor Clive Blaydon is f...



  • The 28th twisting installment in the DCI Alan Banks mystery series that Stephen King calls “the best now on the market.” In November 1980, Nick Hartley returns home from a university lecture to find his house crawling with police. His e...


Award-Winning Books by Peter Robinson

Before the Poison
2013 Dilys Award -- Mystery Novel
In a Dry Season
2000 Anthony Award -- Novel


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Peter Robinson has published 63 books.

Peter Robinson does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Standing in the Shadows, was published in April 2023.

The first book by Peter Robinson, Gallows View, was published in January 1987.

Yes. Peter Robinson has 1 series.