Books by Robert Skinner

THE RIGHTEOUS CUT by Robert Skinner
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Its scattershot plot and overcrowded cast of underdeveloped characters alternately frustrate and confuse."
When his crony Jack Amsterdam is murdered in December, 1941, ostensibly by a prostitute at the Bella Creole Hotel, corrupt New Orleans councilman Whit Richards is rattled. Read full book review >
PALE SHADOW by Robert Skinner
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Another turbulent period valentine in which everybody is constantly asking obliging bartenders about everybody else, and nobody pays for a single drink."
The opening tableau—contract killer Dixie Ray Chavez standing beside the body of ex-bootlegger Luis Martinez's girlfriend Linda Blanc, whose heart gave out while Chavez was working her over with an electric iron—is only a curtain-raiser for the feast of violence that marks Martinez's falling-out with aspiring counterfeiter Santiago Compasso. Read full book review >