SKINNER’S RULES (Police Procedural-Scotland-Cont.) – G+
Quintin Jardine – 1st in series
St. Martin’s Press, 1994 – Hardcover
Scottish Det. Chief Superintendent Robert Skinner leads the investigation into, what appears to be, a series of gruesome murders by a serial killer. But as the investigation proceeds, he finds the local murders are linked to international, political power and intrigue.
Skinner is the antithesis of Rebus—tall, lean, no discernable bad habits, a close relationship with his superiors, officers, daughter and girl friend. Takes a bit of getting used to. I found this a very good police procedural with twists along the way, well done atmosphere and quite good suspense. I’ve already ordered the next two books in the series, and would definitely recommend giving these a try.