Some popular titles by author Peter Robinson include "Gallows View," "A Dedicated Man," "A Necessary End" and "The Hanging Valley." Peter Robinson is famous for his "Inspector Banks Mystery" series; the series begins with "Gallows View," which was published in 1987 and runs through the latest release, "In Dark Places," published in 2014. Other notable titles in the series include "Strange Affair," "Friend of the Devil," "Bad Boy," "Before the Poison" and "Watching the Dark."
The series follows protagonist Alan Banks, a detective chief inspector working with the fictional town of Eastvale. Most of the novels focus on Banks as he solves crimes, with Banks divorcing in "In A Day Season," and the remaining novels also featuring a sub-plot revolving around his romance with a member of his team.
The series has been nominated for many awards and won several, including the Edgar Award, Anthony Award and Arthur Ellis Award. The novel "Aftermath" was commissioned for a television adaptation that ran in 2010 in two 1-hour episodes. Robinson's novels "Cold Is the Grave," "Friend of the Devil" and "Playing with Fire" were also adapted under the series "DCI Banks" and aired in 2011 in six 1-hour presentations through ITV. The author also published two collections of short stories: "The Price of Love" and "Not Safe After Dark."