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Peter Robinson (1) (1950–2022)

Autor(a) de Gallows View

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About the Author

Peter Robinson was born in Castleford, Yorkshire, in 1950. He received a B.A. Honours Degree in English literature from the University of Leeds, moved to Canada, and went on to earn a M.A. in English and creative writing from the University of Windsor and a Ph.D. in English from York University. mostrar mais His first novel, Gallows View, was published in 1987 and became the first book in the Inspector Banks Mystery series. His other works include Caedmon's Song, No Cure for Love, Not Safe after Dark and Other Stories, Before the Poison, and When the Music's Over. He has received several awards including the Crime Writers of Canada's Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel in 1992 for Past Reason Hated and the Author's Award from the Foundation for the Advancement of Canadian Letters in 1994 for Final Account. He has also published many short stories in anthologies and in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, including Innocence, which won the CWC Best Short Story Award, and The Two Ladies of Rose Cottage, which won a Macavity Award. He has taught at a number of Toronto colleges and served as Writer-in-Residence at the University of Windsor, Ontario, 1992-93. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por Peter Robinson

Gallows View (1987) 1,577 exemplares
In a Dry Season (1999) 1,459 exemplares
Aftermath (2001) 1,245 exemplares
Friend of the Devil (2007) 1,182 exemplares
Piece of My Heart (2006) 1,153 exemplares
Strange Affair (2005) 1,152 exemplares
The Summer that Never Was (2003) 1,139 exemplares
Playing with Fire (2003) 1,113 exemplares
Cold is the Grave (2000) 1,090 exemplares
A Dedicated Man (1988) 1,072 exemplares
All the Colours of Darkness (2008) 1,033 exemplares
The Hanging Valley (1989) 923 exemplares
Dry Bones that Dream (1995) 896 exemplares
Past Reason Hated (1990) 883 exemplares
Wednesday's Child (1992) 877 exemplares
A Necessary End (1989) 866 exemplares
Bad Boy (2010) 840 exemplares
Innocent Graves (1996) 786 exemplares
Dead Right (1997) 780 exemplares
Watching the Dark (2012) 715 exemplares
Before the Poison (2011) 697 exemplares
Children of the Revolution (2013) 617 exemplares
Abattoir Blues (2014) 594 exemplares
Caedmon's Song (1990) 489 exemplares
When the Music's Over (2016) 462 exemplares
Sleeping in the Ground (2017) 447 exemplares
Careless Love (2018) 378 exemplares
Many Rivers to Cross (2019) 330 exemplares
The Price of Love (2009) 318 exemplares
Not Dark Yet (2020) 259 exemplares
Not Safe After Dark (1998) 218 exemplares
No Cure for Love (1995) 193 exemplares
Standing in the Shadows (2023) 150 exemplares
Meet Inspector Banks (2001) 68 exemplares
Seven Years (2017) 23 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Crime Stories (2007) — Editor, Introduction & Contributor — 16 exemplares
Summer Rain (2015) 15 exemplares
Going Back (2009) 14 exemplares
Caedman's Song [and] Aftermath (2002) 12 exemplares
The Ferryman's Beautiful Daughter (2009) 10 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Crime Stories, Volume II (2010) — Editor — 9 exemplares
The Return of Inspector Banks (2004) 9 exemplares
Walking the Dog (2009) 8 exemplares
Blood on the Holly (2007) 8 exemplares
Fan Mail (2016) 6 exemplares
Like a Virgin (2009) 5 exemplares
Innocence (2016) 5 exemplares
Blue Christmas (2009) 4 exemplares
The Good Partner (2016) 4 exemplares
Shadows on the Water 4 exemplares
Inspector Banks 10 Book Boxset (2007) 3 exemplares
The Cherub Affair (2009) 3 exemplares
Ripporg (2021) 2 exemplares
Cornelius Jubb 2 exemplares
Bad Boy [abridged audio] (2010) 2 exemplares
Maan poveen (2022) 1 exemplar
Birthday Dance 1 exemplar
The Wrong Hands 1 exemplar
Man Hunt 1 exemplar
Missing In Action 1 exemplar
Point of Infinite Density (1999) 1 exemplar
Alt Ust (2013) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Killer in the Rain and Other Stories (1964) — Introdução, algumas edições832 exemplares
Like a Charm: A Novel in Voices (2004) — Contribuidor — 313 exemplares
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries (2013) — Contribuidor — 266 exemplares
The Best American Mystery Stories 1998 (1998) — Contribuidor — 176 exemplares
The Best American Mystery Stories 1999 (1999) — Contribuidor — 154 exemplares
The Blue Religion: New Stories about Cops, Criminals and the Chase (2008) — Contribuidor — 149 exemplares
The Best American Mystery Stories 2001 (2001) — Contribuidor — 141 exemplares
The Best British Mysteries 2005 (2005) — Contribuidor — 123 exemplares
Much Ado About Murder (2002) — Contribuidor — 97 exemplares
Malice Domestic 6 (1997) — Contribuidor — 90 exemplares
Crime Through Time III (2000) — Contribuidor — 82 exemplares
The Best British Mysteries (2003) — Contribuidor — 76 exemplares
OxCrimes (2014) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Detective Stories (2000) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best British Mysteries (2008) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
The Best British Mysteries 2006 (2005) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
A Century of British Mystery and Suspense (2000) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
Deadly Anniversaries (2020) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
Toronto Noir (2008) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 7 (2010) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
First Cases 2: First Appearances of Classic Amateur Sleuths (1997) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Love and Death (2000) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
The Best British Mysteries 4 (2006) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Crème de la Crime (2000) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
A Merry Band of Murderers (2006) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Deadly Pleasures (2013) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
DCI Banks: The Complete First Season (2011) — Original Author — 16 exemplares
The Arvon Book of Crime and Thriller Writing (2012) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
DCI Banks: The Complete Series — Original Author — 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



A fun read, good narrator. Very gothic. A different kind of mystery. Nice to have a twist on the genre.
njcur | 44 outras críticas | Nov 29, 2023 |
The Grace Fox murder case is so cold that hardly anybody still remembers it or, if they do, still considers it an open case — until Chris Lowndes, a Hollywood film composer, returns to England and unknowingly purchases the large house where Grace Fox supposedly poisoned her husband. She was hanged for the crime in 1953. Chris moves into the house in 2010.

This is the situation in Peter Robinson's amazing standalone novel “Before the Poison” (2012).

A fan of Robinson's Inspector Banks novels, I was initially disappointed when I started reading this book and realized it is not part of the series. Yet I was quickly engrossed and wondering why he hasn't written more novels that stand on their own. Before the Poison demonstrates even more clearly than his mystery series what a talented writer Robinson is.

Chris is a man not unlike Banks, especially when it comes to his love of music and his ability to solve mysteries. Unlike Banks, this man mourns his deceased wife and sees ghosts. Perhaps one of the ghosts is that of Grace Fox. At any rate, he decides Grace wasn't really guilty of murder and that there must be much more to the case than came out at the trial. And so he begins to dig.

Not many people remain alive who remember Grace Fox, but Chris travels to Paris and to South Africa to track them down. He works with Louise, Grace's granddaughter, who also wants to believe in her innocence.

In the end, Grace helps solve the mystery herself after her journal describing the horrors she experienced as a nurse in World War II is discovered

You wouldn't think the investigation of a murder case this old could have so many twists and turns and surprises, but Robinson gives us everything you might hope for. And more.
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hardlyhardy | 44 outras críticas | Nov 15, 2023 |
Lovely and competent romp with inspector Alan Banks. Utter perfection. As mysteries go, these are one of my very favourites - characters are so well drawn, the mysteries are complex and yet believable, the landscape always plays a key role, and I always feel like getting a pint at a pub afterwards.
Dabble58 | 37 outras críticas | Nov 11, 2023 |



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