by Harry Bingham
The first novel in a series focusing on Welsh Detective Constable Fiona Griffiths, this is both a good procedural mystery and an interesting character study. Prostitutes are being murdered, and DC Griffiths is the only one who sees the connection between them a shipping millionaire who died in a plane crash. Griffiths takes chances, doesn't quite connect with her colleagues, and thinks outside normal investigative methods. She is as much of a mystery as the identity of the killer. I'll be looking for the next installment in this series!