Out now: In the Dark Places

In the dark placesThe latest Inspector Banks novel is has been published in the US. With a different title – In the Dark Places – this is the same as Abattoir Blues, the 22nd book in the series.

When two boys vanish under mysterious circumstances, the local community is filled with unease. Then a bloodstain is discovered in a disused World War Two hangar nearby, and a caravan belonging to one of the youths is burned to the ground. Things quickly become much more sinister.

Assigned to the case, DCI Banks and his team are baffled by the mystery laid out before them. But when a motor accident throws up a gruesome discovery, the investigation spins into a higher gear – in another direction. As Banks and his team struggle desperately to find the missing boy who holds the key to the puzzle, they find themselves in a race against time where it’s their turn to become the prey…

Read more about In the Dark Places.

Available Now in the UK: Reissue of No Cure for Love

No cure for loveAfter twenty years, No Cure for Love is now available in the UK. I have always been very fond of this, my “L.A.” book, and I’m really happy to see it finally published here, with a new foreword by Michael Connelly.

I won’t be doing a lot of touring around this year, but I just got back from the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Festival in Harrogate, which is always a terrific event, and earlier in the year I had a great time at the Emirates Literary Festival in Dubai. In the next few weeks, though, I will be appearing with Stephen Booth and Nick Quantrill at the Newark Literary Festival, held at Newark Castle, on 8th August at 4.00pm, and on 26th September I’ll be with Helen Cadbury at the Richmond Books and Walking Festival, at Richmond, North Yorkshire.

No Cure for Love is also being reissued this autumn in Canada, the only place it has previously been published, by McClelland & Stewart, and it will appear in the US in spring, 2016, published by William Morrow.

See this page for more information.

Peter Pays Tribute to Ruth Rendell

Crime writer Ruth Rendell passed away over the weekend, and Peter Robinson has an article in The Globe and Mail, about her work. Peter that
Ruth Rendell gave us some of the finest crime novels of all time.

“When Ruth Rendell died on Saturday, May 2, it meant that we had we lost two of our finest crime writers in less than six months. Ruth and P.D. James, who died last November, were good friends, though they sat on opposite sides of the House of Lords. Both had started publishing crime fiction in the early sixties, and both had tremendous influence on the next generation. Without them, crime writing today would not be as vibrant, as exciting or as relevant as it is.”

Read the article on The Globe and Mail website.

Abattoir Blues Now Out in Paperback

Abattoir blues paperbackThe 22nd Inspector Banks novel, Abattoir Blues, is now available in paperback in the UK. It has already soared to the top ten paperback bestsellers in the UK.

Taking the title from the Nick Cave album, this sophisticated thriller, featuring DCI Alan Banks, follows the success of No.1 best-seller Children of the Revolution, which shot to the top of the UK charts earlier this year.

Get it now from Amazon UK, or from your local bookshop.

Peter Robinson on Tour for the New Inspector Banks Novel Abattoir Blues

51lKGyzeImL._.jpgThe 22nd Inspector Banks novel, Abattoir Blues, will be released soon, and Peter is going on tour to meet readers and sign copies of the book.

Taking the title from the Nick Cave album, this sophisticated thriller, featuring DCI Alan Banks, follows the success of No.1 best-seller Children of the Revolution, which shot to the top of the UK charts earlier this year.

When two boys vanish under mysterious circumstances, the local community is filled with unease. Then a bloodstain is discovered in a disused World War Two hangar nearby, and a caravan belonging to one of the youths is burned to the ground. Things quickly become much more sinister.

Assigned to the case, DCI Banks and his team are baffled by the mystery laid out before them. But when a motor accident throws up a gruesome discovery, the investigation spins into a higher gear – in another direction. As Banks and his team struggle desperately to find the missing boy who holds the key to the puzzle, they find themselves in a race against time where it’s their turn to become the prey…

Peter will be appearing at a number of bookshops and festival events around the country and talking to fans of the hugely popular novels, which have been adapted for television, starring Stephen Tompkinson as DCI Banks.

Buy from Amazon UK.

The following dates and venues are confirmed; others may be added, so check back later.

Tuesday 29 July 2014

Waterstones, Northallerton: Book signing, 1pm
For more information: 01609 761987
Waterstones, York: Talk: Q&A and book signing, 7pm
For more information: 01904620784

Wednesday 30 July

WHSmith, Richmond, Yorkshire: Signing, 11am
For more information: 01748 850966

Saturday 2 August

Waterstones, Darlington: Book signing, 1pm
For more information: 01325 465666

Tuesday 5 August

Waterstones, Newcastle: Book signing, 12.30pm
For more information: 0191 261 7757

Waterstones, Durham: Book signing, 4pm
For more information: 0191 383 1488

White Rose, Thirsk: Talk, Q&A and book signing, 7.30pm
For more information: 01845 524353

Wednesday 6 August

Hoppers, Malton: Book signing, 11am
For more information: 01653 692014

Waterstones, Wakefield: Book signing, 1.30pm
For more information: 01924 363535

Thursday 7 August

Waterstones, Trafford Centre Manchester: Book signing, 2pm
For more information: 0161 749 8623

Waterstones, Deansgate, Manchester: Talk, Q&A and signing, 7pm
For more information: 0843 290 8485

Tuesday 12 August

Knaresborough Library, Knaresborough: Book signing, 7pm
For more information: 0845 300 5112

Thursday 14 August

Waterstones, Grimsby: Book signing, 12pm
For more information: 01472 353212

Waterstones, Doncaster: Book signing, 3pm
For more information: 01302 329142

Waterstones, Derby: Talk, Q&A and book signing, 7pm
For more information: 01332 296997

Friday 15 August

WHSmith, Milton Keynes: Book signing, 12.30pm
For more information: 01908 606778

Thursday 21 August

Edinburgh International Festival, Scottish Power Foundation Studio Theatre, 8.30pm
For more information: 0845 373 5888

Friday 22 August

Waterstones, Newton Mearns: Book signing, 1pm
For more information: 0141 616 3933

Waterstones, East Kilbride: Book signing, 3pm
For more information: 01355 271835

Tuesday 16 September

Leeds Central Library: Talk, Q&A and book signing, 6.30pm
For more information: 0113 247 6016

Saturday 20 September

Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival, Albert Hall, Stirling: Talk with David Hewson, 11.45pm
For more information: 01786 274000

OxCrimes, a Fundraiser for Oxfam, Features a Story by Peter Robinson

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Oxcrimes is a collection of short stories by a number of authors, published in a limited edition, as a fund-raiser for Oxfam. Introduced by Ian Rankin, this book contains stories by Rankin, John Harvey, Maxim Jakubowski, John Connolly, Christopher Fowler, Simon Lewis, James Sallis, Yrsa Sigurdardottir, Anne Zouroudi, Phil Rickman, Mark Billingham, Alexander McCall Smith, Anthony Horowitz, Val McDermid, Peter James, Adrian McKinty, Denise Mina, Louise Welsh, Martyn Waites, George Pelecanos, Neil Gaiman, Stella Duffy, Peter Robinson, Fred Varga, Stuart Neville, Ann Cleeves, and Walter Mosley.

The signed, limited edition cost £250, and is available from Henry Sotheran Limited.