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Game Over (Bob Skinner series, Book 27)

A gritty Edinburgh mystery full of murder and intrigue
  • Author
    • Quintin Jardine
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GAME OVER is the twenty-seventh gripping Bob Skinner mystery from crime master Quintin Jardine, author of HOUR OF DARKNESS, LAST RESORT, PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS and many more.

'Another cracker from Jardine...There are plenty of twists and turns along the way to keep you engrossed' Scots Magazine

When supermodel Annette Bordeaux is found battered and strangled in her Edinburgh flat, former Chief Constable Bob Skinner's old team instantly have a global case on their hands.

The victim's husband, world-renowned footballer and recent Merrytown FC signing, is quickly discounted as a suspect. But there are others in the club with less watertight alibis...

Two years out of the game, Skinner can't help getting his hands dirty. And as his old team work to convict the prime suspect, his own daughter, Alex, is the lawyer tasked with leading the defence.

The opposing sides must work to find the culprit while the press watch on. But in this game, no one can be trusted, and there are murkier deeds still to uncover before the final whistle blows...
  • Published: Sep 07 2017
  • Pages: 464
  • 199 x 135mm
  • ISBN: 9781472205728

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Press Reviews

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

    Very engaging as well as ingenious, and the unraveling of the mystery is excellently done
  • Scots Magazine
    Another cracker from Jardine... Plenty of twists and turns along the way to keep you engrossed
  • @Ilovereadinguk
    A Scottish Alex Cross .... Brilliantly written to leave you guessing right up to the end