Detective Inspector Peter Shaw and his partner, George Valentine, must solve three murders in this very interesting mystery by Jim Kelly, a former reporter for the Financial Times. Shaw is a young, by-the-book D.I. Valentine, the chain-smoking veteran, was once partnered with Shaw's father until the two men ran into trouble with a case that forced the elder Shaw into early retirement from the force, and pushedValentine's career into a downward spiral.
Now the veteran and his young supervisor are out in the cold, winter weather trying to determine how, and why, the driver of the first car in a line of eight-stranded vehicles was murdered. There are no witnesses, and no clues as to who did the deed. More bodies spring-up along the nearby beach, and readers are swept into a complex and engaging story in which Shaw and Valentine work to sort through the crimes. Meanwhile, the men also must try and sort through the past: What really happened during that last case Valentine worked with Shaw's father?
These mysteries all add up to a fine book. Death Wore White is a pleasure to read and is a very well-plotted mystery.