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The brilliant new crime thriller in the Primavera Blackstone series. 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 when they are joined b...

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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 ...

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Series : Book 16 of "Bob Skinner"
Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner has a failed marriage on his hands, and a death on his conscience. In Edinburgh, Skinner?­s daughter is being harassed by a stalker. Can he protect her? A bookmaker has taken one gamble too many and paid his debt in a gruesome fashion. Is it an underworld vendetta, or something more sinister? Alongside it all a casual call to the Chief Constable sets him on a personal crusade which quickly points to a bigamist at work. Or is it worse? Four crimes, four crises: can Skinner and his people solve them? Indeed, can they survive them?

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Series : Book 1 of "Primavera Blackstone"
Oz Blackstone, screen hero and sleuth, has died of a ruptured aorta. His wife, Primavera Blackstone, is in Spain with their son Tom. Prim's mind is still occupied with thoughts of Oz when her aunt, Adrienne McGowan, arrives. It seems that Auntie Ade's roguish son Frank has disappeared. Prim flies to Seville to track him down, only to become a fugitive with her life under threat, as her aunt goes missing, and Tom is forced to flee to safety. As she and her companion in danger cross Spain to free Adrienne, Prim is at the centre of a maelstrom of mystery, until the final solution springs from the unlikeliest of sources. The Blackstone legacy is in good hands, but will they, and it, survive?

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Series : Book 23.­0 of "Bob Skinner"
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, as it breaks over the Strathclyde force. The shooters are dead too, killed at the scene. But who sent them?

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Series : Book 0 of "#21 Bob Skinner"
Edinburgh's toughest cop, Bob Skinner, looks into his past to assuage his demons in Quintin Jardine's thrilling new mystery.­Skinner revisits his nightmares: old but not forgotten. Fifteen years in the past, newly promoted Detective Superintendent Bob Skinner is called to investigate a most brutal death. A man lies at the deep end of an empty swimming pool, his neck broken and almost every other bone in his body shattered. Soon, an organised crime connection looms, and bloody retribution spreads to a second city. Then violence erupts on a new front, as a vicious knifeman seems to be targeting Edinburgh's gay population. As if this double dose of homicide isn't enough for a single man with a teenage daughter to raise and protect, Skinner's personal life takes a similar, perilous twist. Can he stay on the side of the angels, or will he fall . . .?

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The brilliant new Bob Skinner mystery by the master of crime fiction, his most ambitious ever. 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 ...

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Series : Book 18 of "Bob Skinner"
Until Sugar Dean is found dead on a local golf course, the police on DCC Bob Skinner?­s Edinburgh patch are having a quiet time. But that?­s about to change. There?­s something uncannily familiar about this murder, and it?­s making Bob Skinner nervous. The body has been `laid out? in exactly the same way as the corpses of three young women in a previous case ? a case that was solved. Is it just freakish coincidence? Could this be the work of a copycat killer? Or is it possible that the previous case isn?­t quite as closed as Skinner thought?

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Series : Book 0 of "Bob Skinner"
Terrorists strike at the heart of the Edinburgh Festival in Quintin Jardine's fantastic second novel in the highly popular Bob Skinner series. An explosion rocks Princes Street in the midst of the Edinburgh Festival. Responsibility is claimed by a group supposedly demanding political separation from Britain, but as atrocities escalate Skinner realises this is no gang of fanatics, but a highly professional team. But the Fighters haven't reckoned with Assistant Chief Constable Bob Skinner, head of the Edinburgh CID and security adviser to Secretary of State Alan Ballantyne...

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Series : Book 10 of "Skinner"
For Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner, the Thursday night football game at a local gym has been an unbroken ritual for twenty-­five years. Along the way players have come and gone, but a hard core remains, with each match a little older, a little slower, but as fiercely competitive as a gang of teenagers. Until a former player is found murdered in a manner that shocks even a hardened veteran like Skinner, and suddenly the Thursday Legends have more to worry about than aching backs and dodgy knees. Former Head of Special Branch Alec Smith made plenty of enemies during a long career and there would appear to be no shortage of suspects. But as Skinners investigation gathers pace, everything keeps pointing to the Legends themselves. Is someone targeting this disparate group of colleagues and friends in some bizarre scheme of retribution? Or is the murderer one of them? Either way, the hunt for the killer is going to come uncomfortably close to home...

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