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  • A Little History of Religion | Richard Holloway

    A Little History of Religion

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Richard Holloway
    • Narrated By James Bryce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In an era of hardening religious attitudes and explosive religious violence, this book offers a welcome antidote. Richard Holloway retells the entire history of religion - from the dawn of religious belief to the 21st century - with deepest respect and a keen commitment to accuracy. Writing for those with faith and those without, and especially for young listeners, he encourages curiosity and tolerance, accentuates nuance and mystery and calmly restores a sense of the value of faith.

  • Murder of a Lady | Anthony Wynne

    Murder of a Lady

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Anthony Wynne
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    Duchlan Castle is a gloomy place in the Scottish Highlands. Late one night the body of Mary Gregor, sister of the laird, is found in the castle. She has been stabbed to death in her locked bedroom. The only tiny clue to the culprit is a silver fish's scale, left on the floor next to Mary's body. Inspector Dundas is dispatched to investigate. The Gregor family and their servants are quick to explain that Mary was a kind and charitable woman, but Dundas uncovers a more complex truth.

  • Skinner's Festival: Bob Skinner, Book 2 | Quintin Jardine

    Skinner's Festival: Bob Skinner, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Every August thousands of tourists and performers flood into Edinburgh for its famous festival. But this year, on the very first day, an explosion rocks Princes Street, and a man is killed. A few hours later, a threatening letter is delivered to the Secretary of State – apparently from a freedom group – demanding political separation from England. Assistant Chief Constable Bob Skinner, head of CID, quickly assembles his team, with SAS backup.

  • Game Over: Bob Skinner, Book 27 | Quintin Jardine

    Game Over: Bob Skinner, Book 27

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    When supermodel Annette Bordeaux is found battered and strangled in her Edinburgh flat, former chief constable Bob Skinner's old team instantly have a global case on their hands. The victim's husband, world-renowned footballer and recent Merrytown FC signing, is quickly discounted as a suspect. But there are others in the club with less watertight alibis....

  • The Sporran Connection: Bob Burns Investigates | Peter Kerr

    The Sporran Connection: Bob Burns Investigates

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Peter Kerr
    • Narrated By James Bryce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Julie Bryson and rookie detective, Andy Green, once again aid Scottish detective Bob Burns. When Andy becomes the unwitting recipient of a drop of £100,000 in used notes, the trio become enmeshed in a web of murder, intrigue, and Caledonian skulduggery, as the action shifts to Sicily, New York, and a remote Hebridean island. The arrival of a Sicilian blacksmith as the island's new laird leads to some hilarious misunderstandings as the line between the good and bad guys becomes increasingly blurred.

  • The Cruise Connection: Bob Burns Investigates | Peter Kerr

    The Cruise Connection: Bob Burns Investigates

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Peter Kerr
    • Narrated By James Bryce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Working undercover on a cruise liner bound for the Canary Islands, Bob and his two sidekicks have plenty to cope with. The discovery of a severed finger in a passenger's quiche lorraine sparks an investigation full of greed, guile, deceit and double-dealing. Does the finger belong to an alleged man-overboard victim? Was the man-overboard victim pushed, or did he commit suicide? Is it all just a cleverly engineered insurance scam?

  • Skinner's Rules: Bob Skinner, Book 1 | Quintin Jardine

    Skinner's Rules: Bob Skinner, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    As head of Edinburgh’s CID, Detective Chief Superintendent Bob Skinner has seen it all…but even he is shocked by the savagely mutilated corpse discovered in a dark alleyway. The victim is identified as a successful young lawyer, and the motive for the brutal death remains a mystery. Then further seemingly random killings in the city begin to suggest a vicious serial killer on the rampage. But when the lawyer’s fiancée is also murdered, Skinner realises that someone is in deadly earnest.

  • The Mallorca Connection | Peter Kerr

    The Mallorca Connection

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Peter Kerr
    • Narrated By James Bryce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Bob Burns is an old-fashioned kind of Scottish sleuth, more interested in catching villains than promotions. But when his enquiries into a murder are blocked by his bosses, he wonders if he should risk losing his career by carrying on his investigation. Encouraged by an attractive, maverick forensic scientist, and assisted by a keener-than-bright young constable, Bob does it his way. The trail leads them from Scotland to Mallorca, where intrigue and mayhem mingle with the crowds at a fishermen's fiesta.

  • Tinker's Pride | Nigel Tranter

    Tinker's Pride

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Nigel Tranter
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    Tinker's Pride is a story of the power of wealth and privilege, set against one man's pride in his native land. Told with an unrivalled understanding of the Scottish Highlands and their people, Nigel Tranter's evocative tale of West Highland life before the Second World War is both compelling and deeply moving.

  • Hour of Darkness: Bob Skinner, Book 24 | Quintin Jardine

    Hour of Darkness: Bob Skinner, Book 24

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    The body of a murdered woman is found washed up on Cramond Island near the mouth of the River Forth. Days later detectives are called to a flat in Edinburgh; the kitchen is covered in blood, and the occupier is missing. When the name of the woman from Cramond Island is revealed, it stirs unwelcome memories for those who knew her, Chief Constable Bob Skinner most of all. Now based in Glasgow, he has no reason to become involved in the linked cases.

  • The Good Priest | Gillian Galbraith

    The Good Priest

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Gillian Galbraith
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    In the house of a Roman Catholic bishop a man lies in a pool of blood. Out in the bishop’s diocese the quiet life of parish priest Father Vincent Ross is about to be thrown into turmoil by a terrifying revelation. There are ugly scandals being hidden by the church, and a murderer is on the prowl. The police and the authorities are groping in the dark, but Father Ross has been given special information that he cannot disclose to anyone.

  • Private Investigations: Bob Skinner, Book 26 | Quintin Jardine

    Private Investigations: Bob Skinner, Book 26

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    Quintin Jardine's 26th Bob Skinner mystery sees the Edinburgh sleuth plunged into a gruelling new case in which no score will go unsettled. Former Chief Constable Bob Skinner has uncovered his fair share of crime scenes over his 30-year career. But few have affected him quite as much as the horrifying sight he finds stowed in the back of a stolen car that collides with his own on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

  • Gathering Storm | Maggie Craig

    Gathering Storm

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Maggie Craig
    • Narrated By James Bryce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Edinburgh, Yuletide 1743. Seconded back from the wars in Europe to captain the city’s town guard, Robert Catto fears his covert mission to assess the strength of the Jacobite threat will force him to confront the past he tries so hard to forget. Christian Rankeillor, known as Kirsty; her surgeon-apothecary father; and his apprentice, Jamie, are committed supporters of the Stuart cause.

  • Murmuring the Judges: Bob Skinner, Book 8 | Quintin Jardine

    Murmuring the Judges: Bob Skinner, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (1)
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    In Edinburgh's old Parliament House, an armed robbery trial is about to take a macabre turn. While the lawyers tussle over the evidence, the judge suddenly collapses in mortal agony--the victim of an apparent heart attack.

  • Fatal Last Words: Bob Skinner, Book 19 | Quintin Jardine

    Fatal Last Words: Bob Skinner, Book 19

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    It's August and the Edinburgh International Book Festival is in full swing. The world of books is focused on Charlotte Square Gardens, so it's a considerable embarrassment when a successful crime writer, and key member of the Scottish Parliament, is found dead in the author tent. But is it natural causes? DCC Bob Skinner, on the edge of a career-defining moment, doesn't need this in his life.

  • A Rush of Blood: Bob Skinner, Book 20 | Quintin Jardine

    A Rush of Blood: Bob Skinner, Book 20

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    The horrific suicide of a successful Lithuanian entrepreneur shocks newly appointed Chief Constable Bob Skinner and his colleagues. Why would a man with everything to live for take his own life? As enquiries begin, a mystery girl, drugged and incoherent, is dumped in a health centre by a mysterious Galahad, who promptly disappears. Who is she, who is he, and where has he gone? Is it coincidence that most of the massage parlours in the city have suddenly closed overnight?

  • Pray for the Dying: Bob Skinner, Book 23 | Quintin Jardine

    Pray for the Dying: Bob Skinner, Book 23

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    The killing was an expert hit. Three shots through the head, as the lights dimmed at a celebrity concert in Glasgow. A most public crime, and Edinburgh Chief Constable Bob Skinner is right in the centre of the storm. The crisis finds Skinner, his private life shattered by the shocking end of his marriage, taking a step that he had sworn he never would. Tasked by Scotland's First Minister with the investigation, he finds himself quickly uncovering some very murky deeds...

  • Lethal Intent: Bob Skinner, Book 15 | Quintin Jardine

    Lethal Intent: Bob Skinner, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    Four Albanian gangsters have infiltrated Edinburgh. They are smart guys, ruthless operators and deep undercover. MI5 are on their case and, unknown to DCC Bob Skinner and his men, they have set up a drug-dealing sting to flush the gangsters out.

  • Dead and Buried: Bob Skinner, Book 16 | Quintin Jardine

    Dead and Buried: Bob Skinner, Book 16

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    DCC Bob Skinner has a failed marriage on his hands and a death on his conscience, but little time to deal with either as he faces the biggest challenge of his career within the secret corridors where dark power is wielded. Four crimes, four crises: can Skinner and his people solve them?

  • Skinner's Ghosts: Bob Skinner, Book 7 | Quintin Jardine

    Skinner's Ghosts: Bob Skinner, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner could be forgiven for thinking that someone is out to get him. With his marriage already on the rocks, he suddenly finds his private life plastered across the pages of a tabloid. And then a woman already linked to Skinner by tragedy is found dead, with her young son a kidnap victim. Skinner finds himself at the centre of a deadly maze of conspiracy and unless he can clear his name he stands to lose everything.

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