Renowned Richmond crime writer Peter Robinson dies

Author Peter Robinson.

Renowned author Peter Robinson — who wrote the DCI Banks novels — has sadly died.

The author, who was born in Armley, Leeds, was president of the Richmond Walking and Books Festival, and was a regular speaker at the annual event.

The 72-year-old divided his time between his home in Richmond and another in Toronto, Canada.

He was best-known for his series of crime novels set in Yorkshire featuring Inspector Alan Banks, which were adapted into a popular TV series.

He has also published a number of other novels and short stories as well as some poems, and won numerous awards for his work.

Peter passed away on October 4.

The final Inspector Banks novel, Standing in the Shadows, will be published in early 2023