In Edinburgh's old Parliament House, an armed robbery trial is about to take a macabre turn. While the lawyers tussle over the evidence, the judge suddenly collapses in mortal agony - the victim of an apparent heart attack. For Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner, with his life finally back on track after the near-collapse of his marriage, the last thing he needs is to be faced with the most baffling case of his career. But as the wave of brutal robberies continues, it emerges that Lord Archergait's death may have been murder - and he's not the only judge whose life is in danger. With a gang of ruthless killers still at large, it's down to Skinner to piece together a puzzle of sinister complexity.
DEAD AND BURIED
Can DCC Bob Skinner protect his daughter from being harassed by a stalker in Edinburgh? Has a bookmaker taken one gamble too many? Can Skinner and his people solve, even survive these and the other crimes they are working on?
FOR THE DEATH OF ME
For Oz Blackstone life is good as he sits in his Monaco mansion, but the demons of the past are beginning to creep up and blackmail and murder can't be far behind.
Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner may have witnessed the aftermath of violent deaths many times, but nothing had prepared him for identifying the murdered bodies of his parents-in-law. Driven by rage he muscles in on the investigation, and is soon trying to penetrate the intrigue surrounding the killings.
An explosion rocks Princes Street in the midst of the Edinburgh Festival. Responsibility is claimed by a group supposedly demanding political separation from Britain. As atrocities escalate Assistant Chief Constable Bob Skinner realises this is no gang of fantics, but a trained task force with an agenda that now threatens the ancient honour of Scotland.. Skinner assembles a crack task force, ready to foil a clever, greedy scheme involving the crown jewels and Skinner's own daughter.
When an Edinburgh car showroom is torched, leaving a charred body among the burnt-out cars, Bob Skinner wonders if a life of crime has finally caught up with one of the city's most elusive villains. But the corpse turns out not to be that of Jackie Charles, the owner of the showroom, but his wife Carole. However, Skinner's number one priority is a murder much closer to home. Ever since memories of his first wife Myra's death resurfaced under hypnosis, the question of how she really died has become an obsession which could threaten his career, his marriage and even his sanity.
A plane explodes mid-flight and plunges from the Scottish skies, the British and American Defence Secretaries among the victims. For Edinburgh Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinners, the means of destruction is apparent from the start, but the investigation quickly grows more puzzling as a violence act wenches Skinner out of the picture. As Skinner's ordeal reaches its crescend, the police pursue their suspects one by one, until at last they are brought to a dramatic, thrilling, but tragic conclusion.
During a four-day golf tournament to mark the opening of a new country club, Witches' Hill, a businessman is murdered. Then a copy of an ancient curse is sent to the local paper, but ACC Robert Skinner is convinced that the key to the murder is in the present, not in ancient witchcraft.
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 a successful young lawyer, and the motive remains a mystery. Then further seemingly random killings 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...
A man has been found knifed in a luxury villa in one of Edinburgh's prosperous suburb. The victim had run a chain of launderetes, saunas and pubs throughout the city, but for some time the police suspected these to be the front for a drug-distribution network. As the murder investigation continues, another seemingly minor crime - involving property fraud - takes Assistant Chief Constable Bob Skinner in a new direction.
STAY OF EXECUTION (X Rated)
From small beginnings, the innocuous deaths of three men, evil grows in Edinburgh, as the eyes of the world are upon the city. Pope John 25th is preparing to visit his home town and security has to be bulletproof. But is their a problem and will DCC Bob Skinner be able to find the answer. X rated, contains offensive language.