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  • State Secrets: Bob Skinner, Book 28 | Quintin Jardine

    State Secrets: Bob Skinner, Book 28

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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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.

  • Funeral Note: Bob Skinner, Book 22 | Quintin Jardine

    Funeral Note: Bob Skinner, Book 22

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce, Annie Aldington, Seán Barrett, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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.

    LILLIBET says: "FUNERAL NOTE"
  • 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...

    helen says: "A great Scottish Police Procedural!"
  • Last Resort: Bob Skinner, Book 25 | Quintin Jardine

    Last Resort: Bob Skinner, Book 25

    • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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....

    JAGL says: "good story with lots of twists"
  • 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.

  • 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
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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.

    Amazon Customer says: "A good story"
  • 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.

  • A Brush with Death: Bob Skinner, Book 29

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By To Be Announced
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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.

  • As Easy as Murder: A Primavera Blackstone Mystery, Book 3 | Quintin Jardine

    As Easy as Murder: A Primavera Blackstone Mystery, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By Julie Maisey
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    A tranquil Spanish village by the sea is the perfect place for Primavera Blackstone to raise her ten-year-old, Tom, son of the late lamented Oz, especially once they are joined by Oz's nephew, pro golfer Jonny Sinclair. But when her best friend, Shirley, introduces her new man, Patterson Cowling, he seems to be a magnet for trouble. A casual thief tries to pick his pocket and is found a few days later with his face blown off. A bloody coincidence? Or does Patterson Cowling have a past to protect?

    Cougar says: "narrator makes this an excellent listen"
  • 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
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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.

  • Skinner's Trail: Bob Skinner, Book 3 | Quintin Jardine

    Skinner's Trail: Bob Skinner, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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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.

    Julie Jones says: "Get rid of the baby! And the accents!"
  • Skinner's Round: Bob Skinner, Book 4 | Quintin Jardine

    Skinner's Round: Bob Skinner, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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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…

    Patricia Brugman says: "Great golf, great mystery!"
  • The Loner | Quintin Jardine

    The Loner

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By Cameron Stewart, Steve Worsley
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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.

    SLM says: "good story"
  • 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.

  • 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
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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.

  • 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
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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.

  • Skinner's Mission: Bob Skinner, Book 6 | Quintin Jardine

    Skinner's Mission: Bob Skinner, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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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.

  • 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?

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