Bob Skinner
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  • 1
    Skinner's Rules | Quintin Jardine

    Skinner's Rules

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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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 for the brutal death remains a mystery. Then further seemingly random killings in the city begin to suggest a vicious serial killer on the rampage. But when the lawyer's fiancée is also murdered, Skinner realises that someone is in deadly earnest.

    Started well

    I was really enjoying this story, the main character - Skinner was such a nice honorable guy and the murder that happened was being investigated ......Show More »

    Reviewed on 12 July 2016 by mollyeyre (Leicestershire UK)
  • 2
    Skinner's Festival | Quintin Jardine

    Skinner's Festival

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    Every August thousands of tourists and performers flood into Edinburgh for its famous festival. But this year, on the very first day, an explosion rocks Princes Street, and a man is killed. A few hours later, a threatening letter is delivered to the Secretary of State - apparently from a freedom group - demanding political separation from England. Assistant Chief Constable Bob Skinner, head of CID, quickly assembles his team, with SAS backup.

    Skinner's Festival

    I am a Skinner addict. This was one of his early books. So much more enjoyable to listen to it. James Bryce is the perfect narrator for Quintin ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 12 March 2013 by Lillian (Manchester, United Kingdom)
  • 3
    Skinner's Trail | Quintin Jardine

    Skinner's Trail

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    First the joyous birth of Skinner's son... Then the grim reality of murder in ones of Edinburgh's prosperous suburbs. A man has been found knifed in a luxury villa. The victim had run a chain of launderettes, saunas and pubs throughout the city, but for some time the police suspected these to be the front for a drug-distribution network.

    Disappointing.

    Opens with what seems like an unending scene of the baby being born, then proceeds to travel by car to Spain with a 2 week old baby. Just not going to..Show More »

    Reviewed on 20 June 2013 by Deborah (Swansea, United Kingdom)
  • 4
    Skinner's Round | Quintin Jardine

    Skinner's Round

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    The opening of an elite country club, marked by a prestigious golf tournament, turns to chaos when a man is found dead in the clubhouse jacuzzi - with his throat cut. When the murder is linked to a legendary witches' curse, Assistant Chief Constable Bob Skinner thinks it's fantasy. He's more concerned with harsh reality than East Lothian's past as a centre for witchcraft. But when another body is found, he must uncover the disturbing truth beneath a dark mythology...

    best QJ yet

    What an ending. Quintin Jardine certainly kept this story interesting until the very end.
    I love the Bob Skinner books - perhaps as an emigree Sc..Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 July 2013 by Patricia (scunthorpe, United Kingdom)
  • 5
    Skinner's Ordeal | Quintin Jardine

    Skinner's Ordeal

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    A plane explodes mid-flight and plunges to disaster from the Scottish skies, the British and American defence secretaries among the victims. Now Edinburgh's Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner must lead the most high-profile investigation of his career. The means of destruction is apparent from the start, but the investigation quickly grows more puzzling. When Skinner himself is wrenched from the case, his colleagues struggle with the mass of clues while he fights for his life, trapped with the secret horrors of his past.

    Good story well told

    Yes I worked on a real life crash site less than 40 miles away and this brought back memories some of which I had no recollection. It helped me unders..Show More »

    Reviewed on 12 November 2014 by Ben999 ()
  • 6
    Skinner's Mission | Quintin Jardine

    Skinner's Mission

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    When an Edinburgh car showroom is torched, leaving a charred body among the burnt-out luxury cars, Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner wonders if a life of crime has finally caught up with one of the city's most elusive villains. But the corpse turns out not to be that of Jackie Charles, the owner of the showroom, but his wife Carole. Skinner now finds himself on the same side as his old enemy. However, Skinner's number one priority is a murder much closer to home.

    omnipotent skinner!

    Not sure if I actually like skinner much. in his role as DCC it's like he's omnipotent! he promotes people all over the place with no consult with a..Show More »

    Reviewed on 06 March 2016 by Revmama ()
  • 7
    Skinner's Ghosts | Quintin Jardine

    Skinner's Ghosts

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner could be forgiven for thinking that someone is out to get him. With his marriage already on the rocks, he suddenly finds his private life plastered across the pages of a tabloid. And then a woman already linked to Skinner by tragedy is found dead, with her young son a kidnap victim. Skinner finds himself at the centre of a deadly maze of conspiracy and unless he can clear his name he stands to lose everything.

    okay back to 5 stars

    narration is good apart from the frightful American accents...eeew. ..interesting story and a bit less of skinner as superman! much better. .

    Reviewed on 07 March 2016 by Revmama ()
  • 8
    Murmuring the Judges: Bob Skinner, Book 8 | Quintin Jardine

    Murmuring the Judges: Bob Skinner, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    In Edinburgh's old Parliament House, an armed robbery trial is about to take a macabre turn. While the lawyers tussle over the evidence, the judge suddenly collapses in mortal agony - the victim of an apparent heart attack.

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  • 9
    Gallery Whispers: Bob Skinner, Book 9 | Quintin Jardine

    Gallery Whispers: Bob Skinner, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    With his boss recovering from a heart attack, Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner is filling his shoes - and that means more time behind a desk. But he's about to be provided with more drama than he could ever want. One of the world's most ruthless terrorists is on his way to Edinburgh - and he can only have one thing on his mind: the forthcoming conference of world heads of government.

    Slow beginning.

    But once into book couldn't stop listening narrator had trouble with some of the accents and I felt he got a few mixed up, overall good read but weak ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 28 February 2015 by Karyn ()
  • 10
    Thursday's Legends: Bob Skinner, Book 10 | Quintin Jardine

    Thursday's Legends: Bob Skinner, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    Skinner's Thursday Legends amateur football team has more to worry about than aching backs and dodgy knees. Is someone targeting this disparate group of colleagues and friends in some bizarre scheme of retribution? Or is the murderer one of them?

    Engrossing Scottish Crime Novel

    The author was recommended to me by my wife and she is never wrong! What a brilliant tale of crime and Scottish Detective. DCC Bob Skinner has definit..Show More »

    Reviewed on 25 January 2013 by J (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
  • 11
    Autographs in the Rain: Bob Skinner, Book 11 | Quintin Jardine

    Autographs in the Rain: Bob Skinner, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    As Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner takes an evening stroll with Louise Banks, an old flame and now a film star, it seems his biggest worry is that a new colleague is scheming to enlarge his territory at Skinner's expense. But when a frightening shot-gun attack sends them diving for cover, it seems danger has chosen to zero in on him once again.

    Super Bob

    Well, both are good - just different formats

    Reviewed on 22 May 2014 by Monsieur Ghost (WALLINGFORD, United Kingdom)
  • 12
    Head Shot: Bob Skinner, Book 12 | Quintin Jardine

    Head Shot: Bob Skinner, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    Assistant Chief Constable Bob Skinner's legendary cool is shaken when he's faced with the bodies of his wife's parents, who have been brutally murdered. At the death scene in New York state, Skinner's out of his jurisdiction - but he's not going to let that stop him shaping the investigation.

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  • 13
    Fallen Gods | Quintin Jardine

    Fallen Gods

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    The heat is on for DCC Bob Skinner. His career hangs by a thread, as a recent illness has given his enemies a weapon to use against him. A body found in the detritus of a flood is identified as the hated brother whose existence he has kept hidden for years. And an incendiary device destroys a valuable painting in the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh. As Skinner and his team tackle these crises, his wife Sarah, recovering from the loss of her parents, finds comfort with an old college lover.

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  • 14
    Stay of Execution: Bob Skinner, Book 14 | Quintin Jardine

    Stay of Execution: Bob Skinner, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    A small time crook stumbles upon a body hanging from a tree; a veteran from a Belgian marching band is killed in a hit and run incident and another dies of an apparent heart attack.

    Stay of Execution: Bob Skinner Book 14

    I found this book harder to listen to than some of the others in the series.

    Reviewed on 03 December 2014 by Mrs (Macclesfield, United Kingdom)
  • 15
    Lethal Intent: Bob Skinner, Book 15 | Quintin Jardine

    Lethal Intent: Bob Skinner, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    Four Albanian gangsters have infiltrated Edinburgh. They are smart guys, ruthless operators and deep undercover. MI5 are on their case and, unknown to DCC Bob Skinner and his men, they have set up a drug-dealing sting to flush the gangsters out.

    Lethal Intent

    Whilst it was as good as the others it took longer to get going. The end chapters were worth waiting for!

    Reviewed on 12 January 2015 by Mrs (Macclesfield, United Kingdom)
  • 16
    Dead and Buried: Bob Skinner, Book 16 | Quintin Jardine

    Dead and Buried: Bob Skinner, Book 16

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    DCC Bob Skinner has a failed marriage on his hands and a death on his conscience, but little time to deal with either as he faces the biggest challenge of his career within the secret corridors where dark power is wielded. Four crimes, four crises: can Skinner and his people solve them?

    Another triumph for Bob and his colleagues

    convoluted storyline that twists and turns and eventually unravels itself. I'm beginning to think there isn't a bob skinner case that isn't wound aro..Show More »

    Reviewed on 07 June 2016 by Revmama ()
  • 17
    Death's Door: Bob Skinner, Book 17 | Quintin Jardine

    Death's Door: Bob Skinner, Book 17

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    When two young female artists are murdered in what looks like ritualistic killings, the pressure is on to find a highly professional murderer. The arrival of the father of one of the victims, millionaire businessman Davor Boras, brings in the big guns of the Home Office, MI5, and the CIA. It isn't long before Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner gets called back to the front line in a case that is as deadly as it is mysterious.

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  • 18
    Aftershock: A Bob Skinner Mystery | Quintin Jardine

    Aftershock: A Bob Skinner Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    Still reeling from the tragic death of their much-loved colleague, Skinner's men are about to discover that a disturbed serial killer is still at large and very close to home. DCC Bob Skinner and his men get a call informing them that the body of a young woman has been found on a golf course. The way she has been laid out is uncannily familiar; the body has been "composed", just like the bodies of three other young women in a previous case. Could it be the work of a copycat killer?

    Scottish Thriller

    I enjoyed this. It reminded me of several detective stories most likely Taggart and Rebus (the scottish theme having something to do with that!). It w..Show More »

    Reviewed on 15 November 2008 by Sylvia (Faringdon, United Kingdom)
  • 19
    Fatal Last Words | Quintin Jardine

    Fatal Last Words

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    It's August and the Edinburgh International Book Festival is in full swing. The world of books is focused on Charlotte Square Gardens, so it's a considerable embarrassment when a successful crime writer, and key member of the Scottish Parliament, is found dead in the author tent. But is it natural causes? DCC Bob Skinner, on the edge of a career-defining moment, doesn't need this in his life.

    Fatal Last Words - Quintin Jardine

    From the opening death to the final scene this book is riveting. The story switches from Edinburgh to Australia and back again - is there a connectio..Show More »

    Reviewed on 29 January 2010 by E M. ()
  • 20
    A Rush of Blood | Quintin Jardine

    A Rush of Blood

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    The horrific suicide of a successful Lithuanian entrepreneur shocks newly appointed Chief Constable Bob Skinner and his colleagues. Why would a man with everything to live for take his own life? As enquiries begin, a mystery girl, drugged and incoherent, is dumped in a health centre by a mysterious Galahad, who promptly disappears. Who is she, who is he, and where has he gone? Is it coincidence that most of the massage parlours in the city have suddenly closed overnight?

    Reads Like a Screenplay

    I got this because it had some good reviews. But I just found it boring. I listened to it for an hour hoping that it would pick up, but it didn't. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 18 April 2011 by Mr P Spencer ()
  • 21
    Grievous Angel: A Bob Skinner Mystery, Book 21 | Quintin Jardine

    Grievous Angel: A Bob Skinner Mystery, Book 21

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    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.

    yet again. ..

    Nice retrospective. .made a change. ..sorry but accents other than basic scots are dreadful and indistinguishable

    Reviewed on 21 July 2016 by Revmama ()
  • 22
    Funeral Note | Quintin Jardine

    Funeral Note

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce, Annie Aldington, Seán Barrett, and others
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    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 there ever a case? But Chief Constable Skinner and his people keep on digging. Who was the man, why was he buried so reverentially, and by whom? Meanwhile corruption is discovered within the force, and an investigation launched.

    Too many readers

    Was surprised that this audio book had so many people taking the parts. Some of them were difficult to listen to. These books are normally read by Ja..Show More »

    Reviewed on 02 February 2013 by William (Doncaster, United Kingdom)
  • 23
    Pray for the Dying | Quintin Jardine

    Pray for the Dying

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    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. The crisis finds Skinner, his private life shattered by the shocking end of his marriage, taking a step that he had sworn he never would. Tasked by Scotland's First Minister with the investigation, he finds himself quickly uncovering some very murky deeds...

    Pray for the Dying

    I thought the storyline was very clever and it was an enjoyable book to read.

    Reviewed on 01 December 2013 by Mrs (Macclesfield, United Kingdom)
  • 24
    Hour of Darkness | Quintin Jardine

    Hour of Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    The body of a murdered woman is found washed up on Cramond Island near the mouth of the River Forth. Days later detectives are called to a flat in Edinburgh; the kitchen is covered in blood, and the occupier is missing. When the name of the woman from Cramond Island is revealed, it stirs unwelcome memories for those who knew her, Chief Constable Bob Skinner most of all. Now based in Glasgow, he has no reason to become involved in the linked cases.

    Excellent

    Very enjoyable and well read. Good story & gripping plot lines. Now I want to know what happens to BS next.

    Reviewed on 24 April 2015 by F A. ()
  • 25
    Last Resort | Quintin Jardine

    Last Resort

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    The twenty-fifth novel in the Bob Skinner series sees the Edinburgh cop undertake a very different assignment. After thirty years of service, former chief constable Bob Skinner faces the possible end of his police career at its pinnacle. A quiet trip to Catalunya to contemplate his future soon takes on a different flavour when Skinner is approached by an old friend, media owner Xavier Aislado, with an unusual request. One of his business' brightest talents, Hector Sureda Roca, has vanished without a trace.

    The Last Resort but (I think) not the last of Bob

    A good story and well narrated. A few reminisces into past books and the exploits of his latest lovechild - now an adult. I think we have not heard..Show More »

    Reviewed on 18 July 2015 by Patricia (scunthorpe, United Kingdom)
  • 26
    Private Investigations | Quintin Jardine

    Private Investigations

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    Quintin Jardine's 26th Bob Skinner mystery sees the Edinburgh sleuth plunged into a gruelling new case in which no score will go unsettled. Former Chief Constable Bob Skinner has uncovered his fair share of crime scenes over his 30-year career. But few have affected him quite as much as the horrifying sight he finds stowed in the back of a stolen car that collides with his own on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

    Interesting story

    The underlying story is interesting & holds attention.
    For me, the main protagonist is a tad too self serving & condescending but others may not ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 29 June 2016 by Graham ()
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    Game Over

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    • By Quintin Jardine
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    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....

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