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A Brush with Death (Bob Skinner series, Book 29)

A Brush with Death (Bob Skinner series, Book 29)

When millionaire Leo Speight is found poisoned, Scotland’s toughest cop is called in to solve the high-profile case…

Skinner joins his old team in a complex murder investigation in the twenty-ninth gripping mystery in Quintin Jardine’s bestselling crime series. Praise for Jardine’s compelling novels: ‘A masterclass in how murder-mysteries ought to be written’ Scots Magazine

When millionaire Leo Speight is found poisoned at his Ayrshire mansion, Police Scotland has a tough case on its hands. Speight was a champion boxer with national hero status, and 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?

The Security Service wants to stay close to the investigation and they have just the man to send in: ex-Chief Constable Bob Skinner. Skinner might have retired from the police, but solving crimes is in his blood. Combining forces with DI Lottie Mann and DS Dan Provan of Serious Crimes, he’s determined to see Speight’s murderer put away for a long time. But there’s a twist even Bob Skinner couldn’t see coming…

‘Well constructed, fast-paced, Jardine’s narrative has many an ingenious twist and turn’ Observer
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 15th November 2018

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781472238917

Reviews

If you're looking for a detective whose personal life is as active, contradictory and complicated as his job then follow the Edinburgh exploits of Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner in Quintin Jardine's Skinner series
Radio Times
Very engaging as well as ingenious, and the unraveling of the mystery is excellently done
Allan Massie, Scotsman
Praise for Quintin Jardine: 'If Ian Rankin is the Robert Carlyle of Scottish crime writers, then Jardine is surely its Sean Connery'
Glasgow Herald
More twists and turns than TV's Taggart at its best
Stirling Observer
A masterclass in how murder-mysteries ought to be written
Scots Magazine
Deplorably readable
Guardian
Gritty cop drama that makes Taggart look tame
Northern Echo
A plot with as many twists and turns as a highland road...an excellent addition to the series
www.crimereview.co.uk
Well constructed, fast-paced, Jardine's narrative has many an ingenious twist and turn
Observer
Remarkably assured, raw-boned, a tour de force
New York Times
I love the Bob Skinner novels. Quintin Jardine's slick and suspenseful Edinburgh-set series has never failed to keep me riveted... Starts with a bang and doesn't let up till the last sentence
Globe and Mail