"Not Safe After Dark and Other Works" is a collection of short stories and one novella by Peter Robinson, best known for his Inspector Alan Banks series. This collection, from 2004, includes 3 Banks short stories and a final, 100-page novella featuring that character; the other 16 stories are stand-alone ones. There is a lot of variety here, from a 19th-Century duchess in Vienna to an unlikely romance in 1968 Paris, to a private eye working during his vacation in Florida, to WWII London, among many other locales and characters. All except the final novella have been published before in various magazines and anthologies, but it's nice to have the whole collection (well, up to 2004, which is when this was published) in one place. Robinson is a fine writer, with a good sense of pacing and characterization; I enjoyed each of these stories in its own way, and will happily try a novel in the future. Note: This is not to be confused with an earlier collection, from 1998, entitled "Not Safe After Dark and Other Stories." Recommended.