Genre: Mystery/Police Procedural
Setting: Manchester, England
Why I bought it: I first heard about Kerry Wilkinson's books on Jenclair's blog, A Garden Carried in the Pocket. And they sounded really good to me, only my library didn't own any of them. So, I decided to buy this first one to try. (I won't tell you how long it's been sitting on my shelf since then, but it's been longer than a year!)
A brief summary: DS Jessica Daniel has just been assigned her first murder case. A woman was found strangled in her bedroom, only all the windows and doors in her house were locked. So how did the killer get in and back out? The police have no clues to follow. And then they're called to another murder. This victim was also strangled, with all their doors and windows locked, too. And Jessica and the other detectives on the case fear they just may have a serial killer on their hands.
My thoughts: I like these kinds of British mysteries. Jessica Daniel and the other detectives she works with are interesting characters; I especially liked her irritated interactions with persistent reporter Garry Ashford. And the mystery itself is well-plotted. I enjoyed seeing how the investigation unfolded, although there was one twist at the end that I'm still trying to decide whether or not I liked. But I'd definitely read this author and this series again.
P.S. This book also counts towards the Backlist Reader Challenge hosted by the Bookwyrm's Hoard.