Big Sky by Kate Atkinson
My rating: =5 of 5 stars
I've missed Jackson and the convoluted mysteries that he gets tangled up in. He's retired (ish - aren't all retired detectives always "ishly" retired?), trying to get his life a little more on track, missing his ex-partner and suddenly he's taking care of her son and dog and trying to untangle what's happening in his quiet new town. There are return appearances by friends and enemies, but if you haven'r read the earlier books either at all or recently it won't be a problem. Here's hoping that we don't have to wait another nine years for the next one.