Bob Skinner
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  • 1
    Skinner's Rules | Quintin Jardine

    Skinner's Rules

    • 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.

    A good story

    A litte far fetched, also it is my impression the author has a bit of national hubris...

    Still, I enjoyed the book and purchased the next thr..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 07 2015 by Amazon Customer (East Hartford, CT, United States)
  • 2
    Skinner's Festival | Quintin Jardine

    Skinner's Festival

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (11)
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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.

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  • 3
    Skinner's Trail | Quintin Jardine

    Skinner's Trail

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    First the joyous birth of Skinner’s son… Then the grim reality of murder in ones of Edinburgh’s prosperous suburbs. A man has been found knifed in a luxury villa. The victim had run a chain of launderettes, saunas and pubs throughout the city, but for some time the police suspected these to be the front for a drug-distribution network.

    Get rid of the baby! And the accents!

    This is a moderately good mystery--marred by endless sequences involving the detective's new born son. Fast forwarding helps, but it's cumbersome. The..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 04 2013 by Julie Jones (New Orleans, LA USA)
  • 4
    Skinner's Round | Quintin Jardine

    Skinner's Round

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (17)
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    The opening of an elite country club, marked by a prestigious golf tournament, turns to chaos when a man is found dead in the clubhouse jacuzzi – with his throat cut. When the murder is linked to a legendary witches’ curse, Assistant Chief Constable Bob Skinner thinks it’s fantasy. He’s more concerned with harsh reality than East Lothian’s past as a centre for witchcraft. But when another body is found, he must uncover the disturbing truth beneath a dark mythology…

    So-so. Suffering as a series

    I enjoyed the first two, but as a series starting to suffer from hyperbole. I don't think I'll be listening to another any time soon.

    Reviewed on January 07 2015 by Amazon Customer (East Hartford, CT, United States)
  • 5
    Skinner's Ordeal | Quintin Jardine

    Skinner's Ordeal

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    A plane explodes mid-flight and plunges to disaster from the Scottish skies, the British and American defence secretaries among the victims. Now Edinburgh’s Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner must lead the most high-profile investigation of his career. The means of destruction is apparent from the start, but the investigation quickly grows more puzzling. When Skinner himself is wrenched from the case, his colleagues struggle with the mass of clues while he fights for his life, trapped with the secret horrors of his past.

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  • 6
    Skinner's Mission | Quintin Jardine

    Skinner's Mission

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When an Edinburgh car showroom is torched, leaving a charred body among the burnt-out luxury cars, Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner wonders if a life of crime has finally caught up with one of the city's most elusive villains. But the corpse turns out not to be that of Jackie Charles, the owner of the showroom, but his wife Carole. Skinner now finds himself on the same side as his old enemy. However, Skinner's number one priority is a murder much closer to home.

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  • 7
    Skinner's Ghosts | Quintin Jardine

    Skinner's Ghosts

    • 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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  • 8
    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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    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.

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  • 9
    Gallery Whispers: Bob Skinner, Book 9 | Quintin Jardine

    Gallery Whispers: Bob Skinner, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    With his boss recovering from a heart attack, Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner is filling his shoes - and that means more time behind a desk. But he's about to be provided with more drama than he could ever want. One of the world's most ruthless terrorists is on his way to Edinburgh - and he can only have one thing on his mind: the forthcoming conference of world heads of government.

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  • 10
    Thursday's Legends: Bob Skinner, Book 10 | Quintin Jardine

    Thursday's Legends: Bob Skinner, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    Skinner's Thursday Legends amateur football team has more to worry about than aching backs and dodgy knees. Is someone targeting this disparate group of colleagues and friends in some bizarre scheme of retribution? Or is the murderer one of them?

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  • 11
    Autographs in the Rain: Bob Skinner, Book 11 | Quintin Jardine

    Autographs in the Rain: Bob Skinner, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    As Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner takes an evening stroll with Louise Banks, an old flame and now a film star, it seems his biggest worry is that a new colleague is scheming to enlarge his territory at Skinner's expense. But when a frightening shot-gun attack sends them diving for cover, it seems danger has chosen to zero in on him once again.

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  • 12
    Head Shot: Bob Skinner, Book 12 | Quintin Jardine

    Head Shot: Bob Skinner, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    Assistant Chief Constable Bob Skinner's legendary cool is shaken when he's faced with the bodies of his wife's parents, who have been brutally murdered. At the death scene in New York state, Skinner's out of his jurisdiction - but he's not going to let that stop him shaping the investigation.

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  • 13
    Fallen Gods | Quintin Jardine

    Fallen Gods

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The heat is on for DCC Bob Skinner. His career hangs by a thread, as a recent illness has given his enemies a weapon to use against him. A body found in the detritus of a flood is identified as the hated brother whose existence he has kept hidden for years. And an incendiary device destroys a valuable painting in the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh. As Skinner and his team tackle these crises, his wife Sarah, recovering from the loss of her parents, finds comfort with an old college lover.

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  • 14
    Stay of Execution: Bob Skinner, Book 14 | Quintin Jardine

    Stay of Execution: Bob Skinner, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    A small time crook stumbles upon a body hanging from a tree; a veteran from a Belgian marching band is killed in a hit and run incident and another dies of an apparent heart attack.

    Disappointed

    This author had been recommended by a friend who has read quite a few of his books. I decided to purchase one as an audible. The narration was so sl..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 18 2012 by Lorraine (Cremorne, Australia)
  • 15
    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.

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  • 16
    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?

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  • 17
    Death's Door: Bob Skinner, Book 17 | Quintin Jardine

    Death's Door: Bob Skinner, Book 17

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    When two young female artists are murdered in what looks like ritualistic killings, the pressure is on to find a highly professional murderer. The arrival of the father of one of the victims, millionaire businessman Davor Boras, brings in the big guns of the Home Office, MI5, and the CIA. It isn't long before Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner gets called back to the front line in a case that is as deadly as it is mysterious.

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  • 18
    Aftershock: A Bob Skinner Mystery | Quintin Jardine

    Aftershock: A Bob Skinner Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Still reeling from the tragic death of their much-loved colleague, Skinner's men are about to discover that a disturbed serial killer is still at large and very close to home. DCC Bob Skinner and his men get a call informing them that the body of a young woman has been found on a golf course. The way she has been laid out is uncannily familiar; the body has been "composed", just like the bodies of three other young women in a previous case. Could it be the work of a copycat killer?

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  • 19
    Fatal Last Words | Quintin Jardine

    Fatal Last Words

    • 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.

    Colourless and limited

    I listened to this to the end because I had paid for it, but although the reader was good enough, I found the book boring. The modes of murder were i..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 24 2010 by Amazon Customer (UK)
  • 20
    A Rush of Blood | Quintin Jardine

    A Rush of Blood

    • 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?

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  • 21
    Grievous Angel: A Bob Skinner Mystery, Book 21 | Quintin Jardine

    Grievous Angel: A Bob Skinner Mystery, Book 21

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    Fifteen years in the past, newly promoted Detective Superintendent Bob Skinner is called to investigate a most brutal death. A man lies at the deep end of an empty swimming pool, his neck broken and almost every other bone in his body shattered. Soon, an organised-crime connection looms, and bloody retribution spreads to a second city. Then violence erupts on a new front, as a vicious knifeman seems to be targeting Edinburgh's gay population.

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  • 22
    Funeral Note | Quintin Jardine

    Funeral Note

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce, Annie Aldington, Seán Barrett, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    After a tip-off, a man's body is exhumed from a shallow grave in Edinburgh. Murder surely, yet he died from natural causes, so, case closed? Indeed was there ever a case? But Chief Constable Skinner and his people keep on digging. Who was the man, why was he buried so reverentially, and by whom? Meanwhile corruption is discovered within the force, and an investigation launched.

    FUNERAL NOTE

    Yes, I would go back to the normal narration system.

    Reviewed on August 04 2014 by LILLIBET ()
  • 23
    Pray for the Dying | Quintin Jardine

    Pray for the Dying

    • 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...

    A great Scottish Police Procedural!

    I enjoyed the story line and the characters were endearing.

    Reviewed on November 10 2013 by helen (melbourne, Australia)
  • 24
    Hour of Darkness | Quintin Jardine

    Hour of Darkness

    • 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.

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  • 25
    Last Resort | Quintin Jardine

    Last Resort

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    The twenty-fifth novel in the Bob Skinner series sees the Edinburgh cop undertake a very different assignment. After thirty years of service, former chief constable Bob Skinner faces the possible end of his police career at its pinnacle. A quiet trip to Catalunya to contemplate his future soon takes on a different flavour when Skinner is approached by an old friend, media owner Xavier Aislado, with an unusual request. One of his business' brightest talents, Hector Sureda Roca, has vanished without a trace.

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