Peter Robinson

in The United Kingdom
January 01, 1950



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Peter Robinson was born in Yorkshire. After getting his BA Honours Degree in English Literature at the University of Leeds, he came to Canada 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. He has taught at a number of Toronto community colleges and universities and served as Writer-in-Residence at the University of Windsor, 1992-93.

* Inspector Banks

* Winner of the 1992 Ellis Award for Best Novel.
* Winner of the 1997 Ellis Award for Best Novel.
* Winner of the 2000 Anthony Award for Best Novel.

Peter Robinson isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but he does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from his feed.

Peter in Conversation at Thrillerfest

ThrillerFest 2021 is an online conference for thriller enthusiasts, which well be held from June 28 to July 10. Peter will be in conversation with Sean Cameron, during the event. Check out for more information.


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“The only difference was, you could play the music again and again; a life plays only once.”
Peter Robinson, Before the Poison

“The victim was white, in his early thirties, five feet eleven inches tall, ten and a half stone in weight, and in good physical condition. The last part always irritated Banks: how could a corpse ever be in good physical condition ?”
Peter Robinson, The Hanging Valley

“Banks felt more alone and further away for having just talked to Sophia than he had before her call. But it was always like that - the telephone might bring you together for a few moments, but there's nothing like it for emphasising distance.”
Peter Robinson, All the Colours of Darkness



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