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The gripping new mystery in Quintin Jardine's best-selling Bob Skinner series.

Sir Robert Skinner's stock is rising - after retiring from the police service he's been promoted to head an international media organisation. Yet a series of unexplained deaths on his home turf in Scotland threaten to bring him crashing back down to earth.

As Skinner helps the elderly in his local community, several residents seem to die of natural causes. But when a gruesome discovery is made in a Glasgow flat and one of Skinner's long-time friends - an aspiring politician - emerges as the prime suspect, things become very murky indeed.

After unpicking clues that go nowhere, Skinner and his team are left grappling the most baffling conundrum they have ever encountered - is there a mystery at all?

©2021 Quintin Jardine (P)2021 Portador Ltd

Critic Reviews

"The legendary Quintin Jardine...such a fine writer." (Denzil Meyrick) 

"Scottish crime-writing at its finest, with a healthy dose of plot twists and turns, bodies and plenty of brutality." (Sun

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  • Mrs Susan Percival
  • 12-03-21

the best yet.

it had me guessing all the way through.
Well done Quintin Jardine definitely the best yet.

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  • Lou Lou
  • 11-28-21

Another excellent installment!

Brilliantly played out, and well anchored within the pandemic world we all now inhabit.
Loved this latest, excellent installment into Bob Skinner's world, and that of his cohorts, with the usual superb characterisation by James Bryce.
I shall eagerly await the next one!

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  • lizzy lowe
  • 11-26-21

Amazing

Superbly written story the best ever , but I said that about the last one .wonderfully read by James Bryce can’t wait for the next one .

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  • Andyb
  • 12-15-21

Up to usual standard

QJ rarely fails to deliver the goods and this book continues that tradition. Well plotted with an ensemble cast of characters from the Bob Skinner universe. If I had one quibble it would be that the capture of the killer is only implied but that doesn't deflect from the overall story. Recommended.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-14-21

what an ending.

compling story. Very different in style but as usual brilliantly written and performed. Characters continu to develop, making you want to know more. can't wait for next instalment. HIGHLY recommended to all those who love crime fiction.

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  • Dog Walker Sussex
  • 12-07-21

Not much crime involved

I usually enjoy Bob Skinner books but I gave up on this one about a third of the way through. Was still waiting for a crime to happen but got bored with the wait. OK if you just want to hear what the ex cops are doing now I suppose !

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  • Clatters
  • 12-14-21

The end?

Is this Quentin Jardine's way of ending the Bob Skinner's series of novels, or is there more to come?

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  • Em
  • 11-28-21

CLASSIC QUENTIN JARDINE

THE BEST OF THE NOVELS DEALING WITH BOB SKINNER'S POST-RETIREMENT LIFE, AND LIKE ALL THE 32 (!) PRECEDING BOOKS SUPERBLY READ BY JAMES BRYCE.

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  • elizabeth b.
  • 11-26-21

Gripping? More like gripeing

I was looking forward to a new bob story but it just droned on and on. Nothing happens. Come on Quintin-Jardine pull out you writing guns and move it along. I just found this soooo boring