Deaths Door (Bob Skinner #17)



Deaths Door (Bob Skinner #17) The nation s sharpest cop, DCC Bob Skinner, desperately wants to stop a serial killerWhen two young female artists are murdered in what looks like ritualistic killings, the pressure is on to find a highly professional murderer What is the link with the art world Is the killer a disgruntled art critic A twice jilted lover 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 s not long before Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner gets called back to the frontline With an estranged son, a dubious assistant and connections in very high places, what is important to Boras business or family There s too much at stake there s going to be bloodshed and Skinner s men are at risk of getting caught in the crossfire Best Download eBook Deaths Door (Bob Skinner #17) author Quintin Jardine – bluevapours.co.uk

Quintin Jardine is the author of two much acclaimed and best selling series of detective novels, as Eddie Bell and Pat Lomax, his agents, can be heard proclaiming to anyone who is listening, at book festivals around the world QJ is a crusty but urbane Scot, in his prime, and done with disclosing his age What s that got to do with it anyway He was born in Motherwell, Lanarkshire, and educated Quintin Jardine is the author of two much acclaimed and best selling series of detective novels, as Eddie Bell and Pat Lomax, his agents, can be heard proclaiming to anyone who is listening, at book festivals around the world QJ is a crusty but urbane Scot, in his prime, and done with disclosing his age What s that got to do with it anyway He was born in Motherwell, Lanarkshire, and educated there and in Glasgow, where he studied snooker and, in his leisure moments, law, at what was then the city s only University After deciding that he would never reach professional status in either discipline, he looked towards a broader horizon He enjoyed, most of the time, a wholly unplanned, but eventful career as a journalist, government information officer, political spin doctor and media relations consultant, before deciding to find a job that wasin touch with reality Thus he took to the creation of crime fiction like a Trident loaded nuclear submarine to water He began work on an escape tunnel out of Motherwell in 1968 he surfaced briefly in Hamilton, but, realising very quickly that he had been heading in the wrong direction, resumed digging and three years later arrived in Gullane, East Lothian, where he has lived ever since In recent years he has put down a second set of roots a physically nonsensical metaphor, but you know what he means in L Escala, the only north facing town on the Catalan Costa Brava, which is famed for its main products, anchovies andCatalans, and notorious for a north wind, the Tramuntana, which can drive its men mad, butusually, to drink Its women, ever practical, simply shrug and hang out the washing He is married, to his second wife, Eileen, a beautiful Geordie, who tolerates, with a wistful smile, most of his eccentricities, including insatiable appetites for televised sport and for playing music very loud His first wife, the glorious Irene, with whom he shared over 30 years, from their teens, died in 1997 Today, the Jardines enjoy an extended family of four adult kids, two Tonkinese cats, and three grand dogs They live, not as quietly as they should, in both Scotland and in Spain, although never in both places at once The Bob Skinner novels are set in Edinburgh, and are built around the adventures of the city s wholly fictional deputy chief constable, labelled early on by the Headline marketing department as Britain s toughest cop Actually he was originally labelled Scotland s toughest cop , until QJ pointed out that he hoped to sell south, as well as north, of the border There are seventeen books in publication, from the fledgling Skinner s Rules , nominated in 1993 for the John Creasey Award for best first crime novel of the year, to the latest, Death s Door , which has not been nominated as yet for anything, but which damn well should be, in the opinion of the author s wife The Oz Blackstone mystery series is written in the first person and follows the narrator s hapless career as an unwilling detective, with an uncanny resemblance to Keanu Reeves, as he rises to international celebrity status by a quite unexpected and unplanned route, until Keanu Reeves is seen as having an uncanny resemblance to him His exploits began with Blackstone s Pursuits and continue through eightnovels to the much praised For the Death of Me The Oz series began as something QJ did on his holidays, and continues whenever he feels at his most irresponsible.All twenty six books are published by Headline in mass markets throughout the English speaking world, including the USA They are also available, if you know where to look, in large print, for the visually handicapped, and unabridged audio format, for the hard of hearing There are hopes that the Skinner books will one day form the basis of a television series These hopes beat strongest in the breasts of the author s publisher and agents, the man himself,

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  • Paperback
  • 416 pages
  • Deaths Door (Bob Skinner #17)
  • Quintin Jardine
  • English
  • 09 November 2018
  • 0755329104

10 thoughts on “Deaths Door (Bob Skinner #17)

  1. Jim Bowen says:

    Quintin Jardine writes a number of serial style books about recurring characters One of his recurring characters is Bob Skinner, the Deputy Chief Constable for the Edinburgh area of Scotland By all accounts he s typical of most detectives these days He bends rules when he needs to, and breaks them when he has no other alternative, but unlike most rule breaking cops, is liked by those he works with and so has few of the flaws that are typically associated with the flawed detective.The proble Quintin Jardine writes a number of serial style books about recurring characters One of his recurring characters is Bob Skinner, the Deputy Chief Constable for the Edinburgh area of Scotland By all accounts he s typical of most detectives these days He bends rules when he needs to, and breaks them when he has no other alternative, but unlike most rule breaking cops, is liked by those he works with and so has few of the flaws that are typically associated with the flawed detective.The problem with this book is that Skinner doesn t appear in much of the book Imagine having a Rankin book with a marginalised Rebus or a Christie crime novel with a marginalised Poirot or Marple and you ve got an idea of what to expect here.In this book, a police procedural if you hadn t guessed, Skinner s subordinates investigate the shooting deaths of two Edinburgh...

  2. Pete Loveday says:

    An excellent story, well crafted and cleverly told We are taken deeply into the lives and loves of the Edinburgh Police Division and maybe their are a few too many characters, but they all have a tale to tell I enjoyed the clever building of suspense and the skill of DCC Bob Sk...

  3. Chris Ellis says:

    This is easily the best book I ve read this year ok so it s only March, but still.Managed somehow, again to pick a book from a series and not even one remotely close to the beginning of said series But what a book How this has not been turned into a BBC mystery series akin to Prime Suspect is a mystery in itself It has all the right components , interesting and competent police men and women, very strong presence at the forefront, so strong that Bob Skinner the lead man in question is on s This is easily the best book I ve read this year ok so it s only March, but still.Managed somehow, again to pick a book from a series and not even one remotely close to the beginning of said series But what a book How this has not been turned into a BBC mystery series akin to Prime Suspect is a mystery in itself It has all the right components , interesting and comp...

  4. Zarina says:

    I had a hard time getting into the story I liked what I read of the first few pages at the library.For starters, there were too many personal stories that got me confused I was tempted to draw out who s who The writing was good but I did not like that he carried on the personal lives from book to book This is part of the Bob Skinner series.The investigation was what I interest me and I like it Plus, it involved of two artists which kindles my inspiration to paint one day The ending was w I had a hard time getting into the story I liked what I read of the first few pages at the library.For starters, there were too many personal stories that got me confused I was tempted to draw out who s who The writing was good but I did not like that he carried on the personal lives from book to book This is part of the Bob Skinner series.The investigatio...

  5. Bev says:

    This series just keeps getting better I love the continuing stories about the recurring characters and especially the super human skills and qualities of Bob Skinner This book 17 was compelling throughout, and by turns both funny and sad The evil characters are truly evil I found myself on the edge of my seat often One of the favourites dies, and I can t wait to get hold of the next book to see how the life of some of the others unfolds I m wearing out my Edinburgh A to Z, following t This series just keeps getting better I love the continuing stories about the recurring characters and especially the super human skills and qualities of Bob Skinner This book 17 was c...

  6. Tim says:

    At least 250 pages too long, most of the chaff the kind of banter that may be second nature to a bunch of policemen and women in Scotland, but it s seems pointlessly elliptical to my American ears Too much insider stuff that contributes to the characterization and the sense of place but does ...

  7. Tomi says:

    Not badI had trouble keeping the characters straight Would probably have been better to start with the first book in this series Also, I hate it when a main character gets killed off Injury is okay, but don t kill the character

  8. stan says:

    Although I like the Bob Skinner Series Great stories great characters The most annoying thing about these sort of carry on books is the amount 0f characters in a single story.

  9. Natalie says:

    What an amazing book Very emotional story with another brilliant plot I cant believe I am nearly at the end of this series it has been a addictive read through these books.

  10. Mary Kay says:

    A police procedural surprise from Scotland with a nasty twist of plot in the end.

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