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Four more years

This may count as a Christmas present; it is to me, and for sure to my imaginary friend Bob.

One of my first tasks of 2013 will be to sign contracts for four more Skinner books. This will take the schedule through to 2018, and gives the man plenty of scope for career moves between now and then. At present he is in seclusion considering his position in the light of the Scottish Government’s ridiculous and risky decision to centralise the country’s policing into a single force. That’s what happens when you put an economist and a lawyer in charge of decision-making, neither profession being renowned for its common sense.

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  1. Gillian
    December 25, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Wherever you are and whatever you are celebrating, may it be a good one and to you my friend. Thank you for the gift of more “Skinner ” until 2018. I wonder if he will marry again.. Take special care
    Gillian
    .

  2. December 25, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Thanks Gillian.

    Bob’s future is unknown, even to me, but I’m pretty confident that he will not be tying any more knots. Last time I saw him he was pretty happy where he was, and knows better than to change things.

  3. Bridget Perkin
    December 25, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    As far as I recall, he is still technically married, unless now a widower – but that would be telling! Good to know there will be more Bob Skinner books to look forward to in the next few years.

  4. Jim
    December 26, 2012 at 3:24 am

    I have only recently discovered you as a author when I bought a copy murmuring judges, Was immediately hooked. I went on line and bought all of the Bob Skinners series. I am currently reading Dead and Buried and am thinking I should ration out the remaining novels as I don’t want them to come to an end. So it is good news to hear there are more books to come. Keep up the good work. Jim from ” Down Under”

  5. December 26, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Cheers, Jim. I plan to do just that.

  6. Fiona
    December 30, 2012 at 1:44 am

    Many thanks for your wonderful present to all Skinner fans. I wait with baited breath for the next Skinner book.
    I hope you had a wonderful christmas and 2013 is good to you.
    Best wishes Fiona

  7. December 30, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Thank you, Fiona. Same to you and yours. By the way, what do you use for bait?

  8. Daria Burnett
    December 31, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Just love the “Skinner” books. Discovered them quite by accident, unfortunately they don’t seems to be readily available from the usual outlets in Oz, but that’s okay – I bought all mine from Book Depository in the UK. I have been rationing them out, but am afraid have read my last one, so am pleased to see there are more coming ! Keep writing, so we can enjoy !

  9. Evelyne Rae
    January 27, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    cant wait for the next skinner book, have been a great fan since the very 1st one that i found by accident on a ferry i used to work on. Whoever left it unread on one of the seats doesnt know what they’ve missed.

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