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 (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wednesday's Child (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dry Bones That Dream/ Final Account (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Innocent Graves (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Right / Blood at the Root (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 / Close to Home (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Playing With Fire (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strange Affair (2004)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 Colors of Darkness (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Price Of Love: And Other Stories (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bad Boy (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Watching the Dark (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Children of the Revolution (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Abattoir Blues / In the Dark Places (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
When the Music's Over (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sleeping in the Ground (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Careless Love (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Many Rivers to Cross (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Not Dark Yet (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Inspector Banks Short Stories/Novellas

Going Back (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Like a Virgin (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blue Christmas (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Walking the Dog (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Summer Rain (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Caedmon's Song / The First Cut (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 Short Story Collections

Not Safe After Dark (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Price of Love and Other Stories (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Birthday Dance (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 Cherub Affair (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cornelius Jubb (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Magic of Your Touch (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fan Mail (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Good Partner (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Innocence (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Bibliomysteries Books

The Book of Virtue (By: Ken Bruen) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By: C.J. Box) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book Thing (By: Laura Lippman) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book Case (By: Nelson DeMille) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Acceptable Sacrifice (By: Jeffery Deaver) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Leaves a Bookmark (By: William Link) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Final Testament (By: Peter Blauner) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rides a Stranger (By: David Bell) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Long Sonata of the Dead (By: Andrew Taylor) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book of Ghosts (By: Reed Farrel Coleman) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
What's in a Name? (By: Thomas H. Cook) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Remaindered (By: Peter Lovesey) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Compendium of Srem (By: F. Paul Wilson) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sequel (By: R.L. Stine) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gospel of Sheba (By: Lyndsay Faye) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Book Club (By: Loren D. Estleman) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Nature of My Inheritance (By: Bradford Morrow) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
It's in the Book (By: Mickey Spillane) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Scroll (By: Anne Perry) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book of the Lion (By: Thomas Perry) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Little Men (By: Megan Abbott) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Condor in the Stacks (By: James Grady) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mystery, Inc. (By: Joyce Carol Oates) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Every Seven Years (By: Denise Mina) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Travelling Companion (By: Ian Rankin) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Citadel (By: Stephen Hunter) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Reconciliation Day (By: Christopher Fowler) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Dames Don't Sing (By: John Harvey) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Haze (By: James W. Hall) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hoodoo Harry (By: Joe R. Lansdale) (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pretty Little Box (By: Charles Todd) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seven Years (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hemingway Valise (By: Robert Olen Butler) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Honest Horse Thief (By: Michael Koryta) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By: John Connolly) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Bibliomysteries Books

The Book of Virtue (By: Ken Bruen)(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Scroll (By: Anne Perry)(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By: C.J. Box)(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Acceptable Sacrifice (By: Jeffery Deaver)(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Leaves a Bookmark (By: William Link)(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seven Years(2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book Thing (By: Laura Lippman)(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book of Ghosts (By: Reed Farrel Coleman)(2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Book Club (By: Loren D. Estleman)(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Long Sonata of the Dead (By: Andrew Taylor)(2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Final Testament (By: Peter Blauner)(2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rides a Stranger (By: David Bell)(2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
What's in a Name? (By: Thomas H. Cook)(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
It's in the Book (By: Mickey Spillane)(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Nature of My Inheritance (By: Bradford Morrow)(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Remaindered (By: Peter Lovesey)(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Compendium of Srem (By: F. Paul Wilson)(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gospel of Sheba (By: Lyndsay Faye)(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sequel (By: R.L. Stine)(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book of the Lion (By: Thomas Perry)(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Little Men (By: Megan Abbott)(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart)(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Every Seven Years (By: Denise Mina)(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Citadel (By: Stephen Hunter)(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Condor in the Stacks (By: James Grady)(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mystery, Inc. (By: Joyce Carol Oates)(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Travelling Companion (By: Ian Rankin)(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Haze (By: James W. Hall)(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Dames Don't Sing (By: John Harvey)(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Reconciliation Day (By: Christopher Fowler)(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hoodoo Harry (By: Joe R. Lansdale)(2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pretty Little Box (By: Charles Todd)(2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By: John Connolly)(2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hemingway Valise (By: Robert Olen Butler)(2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Honest Horse Thief (By: Michael Koryta)(2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book Case (By: Nelson DeMille)(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories Books

The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 1 (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 2 (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 3 (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 4 (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 5 (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Best American Mystery Stories 1999(1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Opening Shots: Great Mystery and Crime Writers Share Their First Published Stories(2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 2(2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Mystery Stories 2001(2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Like a Charm(2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thou Shalt Not Kill(2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Penguin Book of Crime Stories(2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mystery Writers of America Presents The Blue Religion(2008)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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