Peter Robinson (born March 17, 1950) is a Canadian crime writer born in Britain. He is best known for his crime novels set in Yorkshire featuring Inspector Alan Banks. He has also published a number of other novels and short stories as well as some poems and two articles on writing.
Crooked Cat says,
David Robinson is the alter ego of cosy crime author, David W Robinson.
A Yorkshireman by birth, David is a retired hypnotherapist and former adult education teacher, now living on the outskirts of Manchester with his wife and crazy Jack Russell called Joe (because he looks like a Joe).
David writes in two distinct genres. As David W Robinson, he produces the light-hearted, cosy crimes of the best-selling Sanford 3rd Age Club mysteries series. Writing as David Robinson, he also turns out much darker material; psychological thrillers such as The Handshaker or Voices which border on sci-fi, paranormal or horror.
A devout follower of Manchester United, when he is not writing, he enjoys photography, cryptic crosswords, and putting together slideshow trailers and podcast readings from his works.
This is quite surprising. Apart from the common surname, Peter is two months younger than David and they were born about a mile and a half from each other in Leeds. They both write crime fiction. And Peter’s wife is called Sheila, which was also the name of David’s first wife.
David says, “How is that for a series of coincidences? And I promise you I knew nothing about his background until I watched the TV series [DCI Banks] and checked him out.” He also blogged about this link today, here.