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    • Cold Case

    • Bob Skinner Series, Book 30
    • By: Quintin Jardine
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    The 30th gritty mystery in Quintin Jardine's bestselling Bob Skinner series, not to be missed by readers of Ian Rankin and Peter May. Former Chief Constable Bob Skinner may have left the police service, but he's never far from a case. When his old mentor on the force, Jimmy Proud, finds himself in a desperate situation, Skinner gets pulled into a murder investigation that's been closed for 30 years.

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Last Resort

    • Bob Skinner, Book 25
    • By: Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated by: James Bryce
    • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 3
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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.

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Fallen Gods

    • Bob Skinner, Book 13
    • By: Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated by: James Bryce
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Game Over

    • Bob Skinner, Book 27
    • By: Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated by: James Bryce
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good story with lots of twists

    • By JAGL on 07-16-17

    Regular price: $20.65

    • A Brush with Death

    • Bob Skinner, Book 29
    • By: Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated by: James Bryce
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
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    When millionaire Leo Speight is found poisoned at his Ayrshire mansion, Police Scotland has a tough case on its hands. The charismatic young Speight was a champion boxer with national hero status. A long list of lovers and friends stand to benefit from his estate. Did one of them decide to speed things up? Or was jealousy or rivalry the motive? Suspecting links to organised crime, the Security Service wants to stay close to the investigation. They have just the man to send in: ex-Chief Constable Bob Skinner.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Private Investigations

    • Bob Skinner, Book 26
    • By: Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated by: James Bryce
    • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      3 out of 5 stars 3
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Dream Team

    • By Janette on 09-12-16

    Regular price: $21.31

    • State Secrets

    • Bob Skinner, Book 28
    • By: Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated by: James Bryce
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
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    Former Chief Constable Bob Skinner is long out of the police force, but trouble has a habit of following him around. So it is that he finds himself in the Palace of Westminster as a shocking act befalls the nation. Hours before the Prime Minster is due to make a controversial statement, she is discovered in her office with a letter opener driven through her skull. Is the act political? Personal? Or even one of terror? Skinner is swiftly enlisted by the Security Service to lead the investigation.

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Skinner's Rules

    • Bob Skinner, Book 1
    • By: Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated by: James Bryce
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 46
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      4 out of 5 stars 42
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      4 out of 5 stars 39

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A good story

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-07-15

    Regular price: $15.59

    • Murmuring the Judges

    • Bob Skinner, Book 8
    • By: Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated by: James Bryce
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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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.

    Regular price: $27.68

    • The Loner

    • By: Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart, Steve Worsley
    • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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    Brought up by his hard-nosed father and ferocious Spanish grandmother, Xavier Aislado is a gentle giant. And though Xavi’s bond with his grandmother grows, he is abandoned when his family return to Spain, leaving him in Edinburgh to complete his education. Years later, when his promising sporting career is cut short, Xavi pursues his true passion: journalism. And when his first assignment ends in violent death, he is drawn into a dark new world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good story

    • By SLM on 04-11-17

    Regular price: $24.32

    • A Rush of Blood

    • Bob Skinner, Book 20
    • By: Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated by: James Bryce
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    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?

    Regular price: $17.34

    • Pray for the Dying

    • Bob Skinner, Book 23
    • By: Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated by: James Bryce
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 41
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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...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great Scottish Police Procedural!

    • By helen on 11-10-13

    Regular price: $16.83

    • Unnatural Justice

    • By: Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated by: Joe Dunlop
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
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    Oz Blackstone is enjoying the success of his latest smash-hit movie. He's moving into a big country house near Loch Lomond with his gorgeous wife Suzie Gantry, who has twice been named Scottish Businesswoman of the Year. They have the lifestyle of everyone's dreams. But when blackmailers threaten Oz's father with a particularly sleazy scam, the dream begins to turn into a nightmare. Oz gets paint thrown at him during the premiere of his movie and then an incendiary bomb is sent to his wife's offices.

    Regular price: $48.97

    • Poisoned Cherries

    • By: Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated by: Joe Dunlop
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Oz Blackstone is offered a major role in a cop movie shooting in Edinburgh, he cannot resist. The self-professed "luckiest man on the planet" sees himself heading for stardom and wealth, but his marriage to Primavera is on the rocks. On the other hand, a brief encounter with the beautiful, self-possessed Susie Gantry is turning into something more long term. Life looks like a bowl of cherries until ex-lover Alison Goodchild turns up asking for a favor.

    Regular price: $48.97

    • Fatal Last Words

    • Bob Skinner, Book 19
    • By: Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated by: James Bryce
    • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 11
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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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Colourless and limited

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-24-10

    Regular price: $20.96

    • Hour of Darkness

    • Bob Skinner, Book 24
    • By: Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated by: James Bryce
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 30
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      4 out of 5 stars 25
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      4 out of 5 stars 26

    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.

    Regular price: $23.55

    • Skinner's Ghosts

    • Bob Skinner, Book 7
    • By: Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated by: James Bryce
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    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.

    Regular price: $15.59

    • Aftershock

    • Bob Skinner, Book 18
    • By: Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated by: James Bryce
    • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    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?

    Regular price: $29.07

    • A Coffin for Two

    • By: Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated by: Joe Dunlop
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      3 out of 5 stars 6

    After cracking their first case together as a private investigation team, Oz Blackstone and Primavera Philips find themselves simultaneously in love and in the money. And where better to lie back and contemplate life than the picturesque village of St. Marti, on the rugged Costa Brava.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Could not finish it

    • By Ms Peach on 02-11-17

    Regular price: $53.87

    • Skinner's Festival

    • Bob Skinner, Book 2
    • By: Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated by: James Bryce
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 14

    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.

    Regular price: $15.59

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