Peter Robinson is an English-Canadian author of crime fiction. Robinson’s main character is Inspector Alan Banks, who works as a the DCI in a fictional town outside of Yorkshire. Robinson left England for Canada in 1974, where he occasionally teaches crime writing at the University of Toronto.

Peter Robinson wrote his first novel in 1987, which was not only his debut, but also of his Inspector Banks character. All of Robinson’s novels and short story collections are related to the Inspector Banks character in some form or fashion. Below is a list of Peter Robinson’s books in order of when they were originally published (which is also their chronological order):

Publication Order of Inspector Banks Books


Gallows View(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Dedicated Man(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Necessary End(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hanging Valley(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Past Reason Hated(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wednesday's Child(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dry Bones That Dream(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Innocent Graves(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Right(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In a Dry Season(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cold is the Grave(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Aftermath(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Summer That Never Was(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Playing with Fire(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strange Affair(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Piece of My Heart(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Friend of the Devil(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
All the Colours of Darkness(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bad Boy(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Watching the Dark(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Children of the Revolution(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Abattoir Blues(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Inspector Banks Novellas


Going Back(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Caedmon's Song(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Cure For Love(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Before the Poison(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novellas


Birthday Dance(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blue Christmas(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cherub Affair(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cornelius Jubb(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Eastvale Ladies' Poker Circle(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ferryman's Beautiful Daughter(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Magic of Your Touch(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Not Safe After Dark and Other Stories(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Price of Love and Other Stories(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Dry Bones That Dream is also known as Final Account. Dead Right was also published as Blood at the Root. The Summer That Never Was is also known as Close To Home. Caedmon’s Song is also known as The First Cut.

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