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

A high profile murder. A long list of suspects. Police Scotland know just the man to send in . . .
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    • Quintin Jardine
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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
  • Published: Nov 15 2018
  • Pages: 416
  • 196 x 126mm
  • ISBN: 9781472238917

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Press Reviews

  • Glasgow Herald
    Praise for Quintin Jardine: 'If Ian Rankin is the Robert Carlyle of Scottish crime writers, then Jardine is surely its Sean Connery'
  • Observer
    Well constructed, fast-paced, Jardine's narrative has many an ingenious twist and turn
  • New York Times
    Remarkably assured, raw-boned, a tour de force
  • Guardian
    Deplorably readable
  • Allan Massie

    Scotsman
    Very engaging as well as ingenious, and the unraveling of the mystery is excellently done
  • Radio Times
    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
  • Northern Echo
    Gritty cop drama that makes Taggart look tame
  • Stirling Observer
    More twists and turns than TV's Taggart at its best
  • Globe and Mail
    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
  • Scots Magazine
    A masterclass in how murder-mysteries ought to be written
  • www.crimereview.co.uk

    A plot with as many twists and turns as a highland road...an excellent addition to the series