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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Peter Robertson  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Edinburgh, Scotland

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Illinois Connection

Robertson lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Peter Robertson was born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, attended university in the U.K., and came to the U.S. at age 23. After extensive travel, he settled in Chicago, where he has been a book reviewer for daily papers and library trade periodicals, stay-at-home dad, soccer coach, university student, and elementary and middle school teacher.

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Titles At Your Library

ISBN: 0985515805

Gibson House Press. 2012

Tom, a successful businessman in Chicago has gone to Northern Michigan on a hunt. His childhood friend has gone missing and Tom is determined to find him. The search for the lost man begins as a mystery and evolves into an act of redemption. Tom will stop at nothing to find his friend and discover the truth behind his disappearance.

ISBN: 098551583X

Gibson House Press. 2013

A decade and a half after finding death and deceit in Northern Michigan, Tom has divorced and relocated to Boulder, Colorado and has given up the reins of his lucrative business interests to his long-suffering employee, Nye Prior, for a life of craft beer and biking. He isn’t necessarily any richer or happier, but he is certainly older and fitter. On an early morning ride, Tom sees a young homeless man pulled from the flooded Boulder Creek. The death isn't very unusual in fact another homeless man had drowned in the creek just a month ago. The Boulder cops have certainly seen it before but Tom hasn’t and his instincts kick in with a vengeance. He is soon riding the creek paths with a whole new purpose: to find the killer before the next deadly spring flood arrives.

ISBN: 0985515864

Gibson House Press. 2016

This mystery novel looks at the city of New Orleans through the eyes of a seasoned tourist and explores music both as a means of salvation and a road to obsession. An impulsive act of theft coincides with an inexplicable death in the suburbs of Chicago. A long drive south to Louisiana follows the trail of an obscure folk singer that had drowned years ago in trusted waters. Before all the connections between the two deaths can be revealed, a series of hunches will lead Tom to dark and depressing truths about the nature of fandom and the fallibility of instincts. In the hunt for answers, Tom rediscovers his own love of music, his suppressed vulnerability, and the realization that this time around not all his hunches are good ones.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

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