• Deadlock

  • Bob Skinner, Book 33
  • By: Quintin Jardine
  • Narrated by: James Bryce
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Killiegirl
  • 01-25-22

Mixed feelings - loved it AND hated it!

Having read/listenend to all 32 books of the series, it was annoying to have to listen to at least half of the book bringing the listener up to speed with who all of the characters are. As you would imagine, there is a lot of back-story! And as per another review, the 'crime' doesn't actually happen until 5 hours into the listen so there's a lot of preamble. For the first time ever, I found myself cringing at some of the accents and voices of the narrator - American, female, west coast, east coast, old, young - they are starting to all sound the same. But most annoying of all is that the fabulous and much-revered Bob Skinner is now so full of himself that I found myself disliking him - he was so smug about the fact that only he knows how to handle everything. A little humility and self-doubt wouldn't go amiss. And, again, as mentioned by another reviewer, it almost felt like Mr Jardine was winding up the series and letting us down gently.

However! By the time it comes down to bringing all the strands of the story together, I was as engrossed as ever and didn't want the book to end.

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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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  • Buttons26
  • 05-18-22

So slow

I really wanted to enjoy this book, really, really! But, it was dreadful, like watching paint dry and then an unresloved ending. Very disappointing indeed. All the previous books have been interesting and engaging, this one wasn't. Every sentence was an exposition, the conversations were tedious (no-one ever speaks like these) and generally unsatifying overall.
The crime / s seemed peripheral to the other storylines, which were dull in the extreme. Red herrings all over the place, it was if a lorry of them had overturned with nowhere to go.
The narration, for me, was fine. With so many characters all having come from roughly the same area (Central Belt) it must be very difficult to come up with different voices and sustain them over so long. Whilst it may have been patchy in places I admire the skill of the narrator.
The reader / listener has been cheated with the very unsatifactory end to the 'mystery'. I'll be returning this book, it's such a shame as it could have been handled so much better.

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  • claire :p
  • 03-25-22

All over the place.

This is his worst book yet. At one point around chapter 40 the story was summed up in one sentence.

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  • Anne
  • 03-20-22

Couldn’t stop listening

I have enjoyed all the Bob Skinner books, but for some reason I enjoyed this one the most. Can’t wait for the next book.

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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