Peter Robinson

October 10, 2022 at 1:16 pm (books, Mystery fiction, Remembrance, The British police procedural)

I am saddened by the death of Peter Robinson. He has long been one of my favorite mystery writers. Marge, my close friend, coworker at the library, and ‘Partner in Crime’ – we discovered him at the beginning of his career, with the publication of Gallows View in 1987. Since then, we have followed the adventures of the music-loving Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks, in both his professional and his personal life. He had his ups and downs in both. The last novel in the series is Not Dark Yet (2021).

The vivid Yorkshire setting combined with intriguing characters kept many readers happily hooked on this series. In particular, Peter Robinson wrote the kind of police procedural novel at which the British have long excelled, and which is, alas, becoming all too rare.

At any rate, we’re grateful for his contribution to the field of crime writing. He will be greatly missed.

Peter Robinson March 17 1950-October 4 2022

1 Comment

  1. Terra said,

    I did not know Peter Robinson has died, he was an excellent writer and I have read most of the books in that series. Rest in peace.

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