Skinner's Rules

Skinner's Rules

The book that launched a legend: the first novel in the acclaimed Bob Skinner series.

As head of Edinburgh's CID, Detective Chief Superintendent Bob Skinner has seen it all... but even he is shocked by the savagely mutilated corpse discovered in a dark alleyway. The victim is identified as a successful young lawyer, and the motive for the brutal death remains a mystery. Then further seemingly random killings in the city begin to suggest a vicious serial killer is on the rampage. But when the lawyer's fiancee is also murdered, Skinner realises that someone is in deadly earnest...

Title:Skinner's Rules
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780747241393
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    Skinner's Rules Reviews

  • Kate

    Though I will read this author again, this book as somewhat of a disappointment. DCS Bob Skinner of Edinburgh is quite an appealing character, and the first 100 pages of this were great--I was really ...

  • Helen

    The beginning and ending were brilliant, the middle however, is a pile of boring pants!...

  • Julie Kendrick

    I am copying Kate's review here because it completely matches what I think of this book and I couldn't say it any better. Though I will read this author again, this book as somewhat of a disappointmen...

  • Sarah

    The 'sex' is about as bad as it comes (sic). But otherwise quite a good plot and the blood, guts and brains are quite unemotional as ....[SPOILER].... he does a good job of protecting any characters t...

  • Christina

    It started out as a lovely murder mystery with kick-ass Scottish characters. Then it turned into a political intrigue involving Syrians. I mean, who even knows where Syria is? Would try another one be...

  • Colin Mitchell

    As the saying goes this was a game of two halves or rather a book. Approaching half way the story seems over and the perpetrator in custody and then it moves on to a political intrigue and murder mayh...

  • Kerry Bonham

    A great read. Really good pace, interesting plot....

  • Anetq

    Apparently this series caught on, but I have no idea why. Maybe it's selling in airports? It gets two stars only for the interesting plot. Shan't be reading the next 27 in the series... Skinner is jus...

  • LJ

    SKINNER’S RULES (Police Procedural-Scotland-Cont.) – G+Quintin Jardine – 1st in seriesSt. Martin’s Press, 1994 – HardcoverScottish Det. Chief Superintendent Robert Skinner leads the investig...

  • Deb

    ACC Bob Skinner has a set of rules, or code that he lives by, even if doing so jeopardizes his career, and perhaps even his life. A series of brutal murders is blamed on a Japanese diplomat, but Skinn...