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When the hunter becomes the prey…

Skinner faces the greatest, most personal tests of his career in Skinner’s Ghosts, a gripping crime thriller and the seventh book in Quintin Jardine’s highly praised DCC Bob Skinner series. Perfect for fans of Ian Rankin and Val McDermid.

Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner could be forgiven for thinking not only that someone up there doesn’t like him, but that someone down here is out to get him. Suffering the strain of a marriage on the rocks, the last thing he needs is for his private life to be plastered across the front pages of a sleazy tabloid. To make matters worse, two brutal murders and new allegations about Skinner himself make simultaneous headlines. As time ticks away, Skinner faces the greatest, and most personal, tests of his career. Unless he can clear his name and uncover the secret behind the series of brutal crimes, he stands to lose everything: his family, his career and even his life and liberty.

What readers are saying about Skinner’s Ghosts:

‘The storyline is a real treatmy jaw dropped when the end game finally unveiled itself’

‘A fast paced, shocking novel with a heart-stopping ending’

‘Quintin Jardine has the ability to weave a marvellously good story that keeps you page turning long after you should have put the book down’


Praise for Quintin Jardine: If Ian Rankin is the Robert Carlyle of Scottish crime writers, then Jardine is surely its Sean Connery
Glasgow Herald
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
A complex and suspenseful saga that never flags from start to finish
Bolton Evening News
Gritty cop drama that makes Taggart look tame
Northern Echo
More twists and turns than TV's Taggart at its best
Stirling Observer
Deplorably readable
Compelling stuff
Oxford Times