Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy birthday, Peter Robinson.

Transplanted Yorkshireman Peter Robinson turns 58 today. The creator of Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks has amassed numerous awards, and his latest novel is Friend of the Devil. (Also check out his fine collection Not Safe After Dark and Other Works.)

In Mystery Scene #71 (2001), Robinson gives a colorful account of how his first novel, Gallows View, sold, which includes the marvelous line, "The receptionist [at Penguin Canada . . .] offered me some small change to go away."

Photo credit: Biserka Livaja

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