Bestselling British-Canadian crime novelist Peter Robinson has died. He was 72.
The award-winning Robinson was a prolific writer, profiled here in Q&Q, who published more than 30 books over the course of a 35-year career, including his long-running Inspector Banks series, which was also adapted for television. Robinson’s books have been published in Canada by McClelland & Stewart for more than 20 years. He won numerous awards in Canada and beyond, and his books have been translated into more than 20 languages.
“Peter wrote about the darkest of things, but never without the light of hope on the horizon, and always with a finely attuned sense of the fragility and beauty of the human experience. We mourn his loss but are grateful to him for the rich body of work that will sustain his legacy for readers everywhere for many years to come,” outgoing M&S publisher Jared Bland said in a release.
Robinson was born in Yorkshire, England, on March 17, 1950. He died in Toronto on October 4, 2022.