Peter Robinson (1950) is a Canadian crime writer best known for his Inspector Alan Banks series. Born in England, Robinson emigrated to Canada in 1974 to pursue graduate studies. He published his first book, Gallows View in 1987, introducing readers to Inspector Alan Banks. The series is set in fiction English town of Eastvale, and to date includes almost two dozens books. In 2010 it was adapted into a television series titled DCI Banks.