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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 . . .

Quintin Jardine

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Bob Skinner, Scotland, Crime & mystery

Leo Speight had everything, and plenty of people wanted to take him down... Scotland's toughest cop returns to solve a high-profile murder. The twenty-ninth mystery in the bestselling Bob Skinner series by Quintin Jardine, the critically acclaimed author of GAME OVER and STATE SECRETS.

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

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Praise for 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 . . .

  • Praise for Quintin Jardine: 'If Ian Rankin is the Robert Carlyle of Scottish crime writers, then Jardine is surely its Sean Connery' - Glasgow Herald

  • Well constructed, fast-paced, Jardine's narrative has many an ingenious twist and turn - Observer

  • Deplorably readable - Guardian

  • Very engaging as well as ingenious, and the unraveling of the mystery is excellently done - Scotsman

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Quintin Jardine

After an eventful career as a spin doctor to the powerful, rich and notorious, fifteen years ago Quintin Jardine found that his talents were equally well fitted to the world of crime fiction. Now he is the author of seven Oz Blackstone mysteries as well as thirteen Bob Skinner crime novels.

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