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Steve Robinson

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Steve Robinson drew upon his own family history for inspiration when he imagined the life and quest of his genealogist-hero, Jefferson Tayte. The talented London-based crime writer, who was first published at age 16, always wondered about his own maternal grandfather – ‘He was an American GI billeted in England during the Second World War,’ Robinson says. ‘A few years after the war ended he went back to America, leaving a young family behind and, to my knowledge, no further contact was made. I traced him to Los Angeles through his 1943 enlistment record and discovered that he was born in Arkansas…’

Robinson cites crime writing and genealogy as ardent hobbies – a passion that is readily apparent in his work.

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Steve Robinson Hi Laura. Thanks for the question. The answer is yes, absolutely! At least, I hope so. I'm working on the 5th book now and I plan to add at least two…moreHi Laura. Thanks for the question. The answer is yes, absolutely! At least, I hope so. I'm working on the 5th book now and I plan to add at least two more after that. (less)
Steve Robinson Hi Sophie. What a great question. Thanks for asking it, and I'm glad you're enjoying the series. I did find my maternal grandfather. At least I found…moreHi Sophie. What a great question. Thanks for asking it, and I'm glad you're enjoying the series. I did find my maternal grandfather. At least I found his resting place, which is the Riverside cemetery in LA. It was with much help from another reader of the series, an American amateur genealogist, who got in touch about my books initially and then and asked if she could help to trace him, which she certainly did, and I'm very grateful to her. This book wasn't so much my for my GI grandfather specifically, but for both of my maternal grandparents, particularly my nan, and all the nan's, to which I feel the WW2 era truly belongs.(less)
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KINDRED - the fifth Jefferson Tayte Genealogical Mystery is out now!

It's publication day and my new Jefferson Tayte mystery is out! If you're following the series, or want to start, I sincerely hope you enjoy it. The reviews from advance copy readers so far have been excellent with comments like this one from Cleopatra Loves Books:'I don’t know if I have the right words to convey just how exce... Read more of this blog post »
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Kindred by Steve  Robinson
"Thrilling

Very intricate with twists and turns. Tayte has finally uncovered who his parents were and the ending was mind boggling."
Kindred by Steve  Robinson
"Kindred

Another winner for Robinson. Keep writing. Detailed research of the rise of the Third Reich brings a harrowing realism to this story. I'm ready for your next book.
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Kindred by Steve  Robinson
" Hi Patricia. Thanks for your review - I'm glad you're enjoying the series.. It's not over yet. Book 6 should be out sometime next spring. :o) "
Kindred by Steve  Robinson
"The fifth and final book in the genealogy mystery series featuring Jefferson Tayle and Jean Summers. The duo is in Munich, Germany looking for information about Tayte's own family where they encounter a gang of neo-Nazis and two men who are search..." Read more of this review »
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" Ann wrote: "Wow. Ok. I have been to Berlin a couple of times and both my Grandfathers fought in WWII. I'm sure I'll enjoy it. Better go and pre order ...more "
" Hi April and thank you! I'm glad you and your mother are enjoying the series. Not too long to go before Kindred is out. :o) "
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I'm glad you enjoyed reading To the Grave so much, and thanks for taking the time to get in touch to let me know. I shed a few tears myself
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“I have a fear of dying partway through a book—of never knowing the ending. It’s silly, I know, but it makes me a quick reader.”
Steve Robinson, To the Grave

“Well, take e-mail for example. People don’t write to each other anymore, do they? Once my generation’s gone, the written letter will be consigned to social history. Tell me, Jefferson. When did you last write a letter?’ Tayte had to think about it. When the occasion came to him, he smiled, wide and cheesy. ‘It was to you,’ he said. ‘I wrote you on your sixtieth birthday.’ ‘That was five years ago.’ ‘I still wrote you.’ Marcus looked sympathetic. ‘It was an e-mail.’ ‘Was it?’ Marcus nodded. ‘You see my point? Letters are key to genealogical research, and they’re becoming obsolete. Photographs are going the same way.’ He looked genuinely saddened by the thought. ‘How many connections have you made going through boxes of old letters and faded sepia photographs? How many assignments would have fallen flat without them?’ ‘Too many,’ Tayte agreed. ‘I can’t see genealogists of the future fervently poring over their clients’ old e-mails, can you? Where’s the fun in that? Where’s the excitement and the scent of time that so often accompanies the discovery?’ He had Tayte there, too. Tayte’s methods were straight out of the ‘Marcus Brown School of Family History.’ Tripping back into the past through an old letter and a few photographs represented everything he loved about his work. It wouldn’t be the same without the sensory triggers he currently took for granted.”
Steve Robinson, The Last Queen of England

“looked genuinely saddened by the thought. ‘How many connections have you made going through boxes of old letters and faded sepia photographs? How many assignments would have fallen flat without them?’ ‘Too many,’ Tayte”
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Steve Robinson Carol wrote: "Yippe, another book to read. Just purchased The Last Queen of England, looks like I will be up late reading it!"

Hi Carol. Thanks for getting my new book. I hope you enjoy it.
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Carol Yippe, another book to read. Just purchased The Last Queen of England, looks like I will be up late reading it!


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