In 1994, Peter Robinson wrote his second standalone novel, No Cure for Love, out of a long-standing fascination with Los Angeles - from the movies of his childhood to the novels of Raymond Chandler. By 1995, he had already won and been nominated for numerous awards and had written the first six DCI Banks novels.Twenty years on, there are now twenty-two books in the critically acclaimed DCI Banks series - which has been made into a major ITV1 drama - and Peter has also written two collections of short stories. Peter's books have won the Arthur Ellis award six times to date, and in 2013 he won the IMBA's 2013 Dilys Award for his most recent standalone novel, Before the Poison.Originally published in 1995, No Cure for Love is now available in the UK for the first time, with an introduction by Michael Connelly.
Classic Robinson: labyrinthine plot merged with deft
characterisation * Observer *
[Peter Robinson deserves a place] near, perhaps even at the top of, the British crime writers' league * The Times *
Gut-wrenching plotting, alongside heart-wenching portraits of the characters who populate his world . . . top-notch police procedure * Jeffery Deaver *
If Robinson is to turn out one-off novels as assured as this perhaps we wouldn't mind too much if Alan Banks was to retire and take up beekeeping in Sussex * Daily Express *