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Peter Robinson (1) [1950–2022]

This page covers the author of Gallows View.

For other authors named Peter Robinson, see the disambiguation page.

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Peter Robinson was born in Castleford, Yorkshire, in 1950. He received a B.A. Honours Degree in English literature from the University of Leeds, moved to Canada, and went on to earn a M.A. in English and creative writing from the University of Windsor and a Ph.D. in English from York University. His first novel, Gallows View, was published in 1987 and became the first book in the Inspector Banks Mystery series. His other works include Caedmon's Song, No Cure for Love, Not Safe after Dark and Other Stories, Before the Poison, and When the Music's Over. He has received several awards including the Crime Writers of Canada's Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel in 1992 for Past Reason Hated and the Author's Award from the Foundation for the Advancement of Canadian Letters in 1994 for Final Account. He has also published many short stories in anthologies and in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, including Innocence, which won the CWC Best Short Story Award, and The Two Ladies of Rose Cottage, which won a Macavity Award. He has taught at a number of Toronto colleges and served as Writer-in-Residence at the University of Windsor, Ontario, 1992-93. (Bowker Author Biography)
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In a Dry Season 1,403 copies, 37 reviews
Aftermath 1,212 copies, 31 reviews
Friend of the Devil 1,136 copies, 60 reviews
Piece of My Heart 1,107 copies, 26 reviews
Strange Affair 1,101 copies, 29 reviews
The Summer that Never Was 1,088 copies, 32 reviews
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All the Colours of Darkness 990 copies, 37 reviews
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Bad Boy 797 copies, 70 reviews
Dead Right 744 copies, 15 reviews
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When the Music's Over 416 copies, 27 reviews
Sleeping in the Ground 407 copies, 21 reviews
Careless Love 354 copies, 23 reviews
Many Rivers to Cross 311 copies, 15 reviews
The Price of Love 298 copies, 13 reviews
Not Safe After Dark 208 copies, 8 reviews
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Summer Rain 14 copies
Going Back 14 copies
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Blood on the Holly 8 copies, 1 review
Like a Virgin 6 copies, 1 review
Fan Mail 4 copies
Innocence 3 copies
Bad Boy [abridged audio] 2 copies, 1 review
DCI Banks: The Complete Series (Original Author) 1 copy
Man Hunt 1 copy
Killer in the Rain and Other Stories (Introduction, some editions) 798 copies, 9 reviews
Like a Charm: A Novel in Voices (Contributor) 300 copies, 8 reviews
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries (Contributor) 236 copies, 7 reviews
The Best American Mystery Stories 1999 (Contributor) 149 copies, 2 reviews
The Best American Mystery Stories 2001 (Contributor) 136 copies, 2 reviews
The Best British Mysteries 2005 (Contributor) 121 copies, 3 reviews
Much Ado About Murder (Contributor) 92 copies, 1 review
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