Peter Robinson, creator of the Inspector Banks novels, dies aged 72

The Leeds-born novelist whose work included poetry and short stories as well as his bestselling thrillers will be remembered as a master of plot and character

The crime writer Peter Robinson has died aged 72, his publisher has announced.

The Yorkshire-born author died suddenly on the 4 October after a brief illness, publisher Hodder & Stoughton said. Robinson was best known for his novels featuring Inspector Banks, the first of which was published 35 years ago. The books were adapted into the TV drama series DCI Banks which ran between 2010 and 2016, and starred Stephen Tompkinson in the titular role.

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