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Quintin Jardine
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5 Feb 2009 Skinner 18

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.

It's the second week of July Trades Holiday in Edinburgh when Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner and his men get a call informing them that the body of a young woman has been found on a golf course. It's been there for ten days so she's not a pretty sight. But 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? The murder victim is an art teacher who was having a relationship with the son of a Tory MP. Her ex-boyfriend is a policeman with a reputation as a serious womaniser. It seems the murder trail is getting much too close for comfort...


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  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Headline (5 Feb 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0755348842
  • ISBN-13: 978-0755348848
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 333,380 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The thrilling sequel to DEATH'S DOOR by bestselling crime author Quintin Jardine

About the Author

Quintin Jardine gave up the life of a political spin doctor for the more morally acceptable world of murder and mayhem. Happily married, he hides from critics and creditors in secret locations in Scotland and Spain, but can be tracked down through his website: www.quintinjardine.com.

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars For old times sake 3 Jun 2008
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The Skinner series has gone through many ups and downs, and seemed to be recovering quite nicely until this shocker. Carrying on almost immediately after Death's Door finished, it revolves around the discovery of another body laid out in the same way as the murders solved in the last book - is there a copycat out there?

We're back with the Edinburgh police, all of whom are promoted to high rank, yet still pound the beat, all with morals to die for, all related to each other. The dialogue is clunky, there's a huge amount of explanation in the narrative and the plot developments purely fanciful on occasion. The ending seems to have been bolted on as an afterthought.

However, the characters that I've followed through the series and the fact that the plot cracks along at pace meant it was worth the read. Don't bother if you haven't read any others in the series.

Will I read any more - unlikely after the jumping-the-shark line about Aileen being asked to raise the championship winning flag for Hibernian FC!!

All the best Skinner.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another triumph 23 Jun 2014
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Bob Skinner, superfit, good looking, clear thinking, straight shooting - is just too good to be true - hold on a minute.....
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great read - as usual 7 Mar 2014
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A very absorbing read. Feel I have a personal relationship with all the characters. Quintin Jardine never let's you down.
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5.0 out of 5 stars You won't want to put the book down! 25 Jan 2014
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It was excellent to have the story continue. The twists in the book, always keep you guessing. Fantastic writing as always from quintin. Hope he keeps the books coming.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great 29 Dec 2013
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What shall I say? I love Quintin Jardine's books and am always waiting for the next one. Try the other series too if you like this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Skinner (18) 2 Dec 2013
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Big Bob's back - and as large as ever - hugely popular series, 18 is as gripping as 1 was - I couldn't put the book down. A highly recommended read - but please remember to hang out the Do not Disturb sign before starting

Another excellent book by the marvellous Quintin Jardine
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4.0 out of 5 stars Scottish Thriller 11 Aug 2013
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A very good continuation of the Skinner series. As usual compulsive page turning and good development of characters. Makes you want to visit Gullane and surrounding area
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5.0 out of 5 stars First Class Service 1 April 2013
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I received the item very quickly. I would recommend this company to family and friends.
The item was just what I wanted.
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