Book List in Order:49 titles

  • Is a killer still on the loose? The thirtieth gritty mystery in Quintin Jardine's bestselling Bob Skinner series, not to be missed by readers of Ian Rankin and Peter May. Praise for Quintin Jardine's gripping novels: 'Well constructed, fast-paced, Ja...


  • A shocking act of violence at the Palace of Westminster draws Edinburgh's toughest cop into a complex new case... Skinner is plunged into a web of politics and enemies in STATE SECRETS, another compelling and utterly addictive mystery from bestsel...


  • 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 bests...


  • 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 ...


  • Death is a hard habit to break... Private Investigations is Quintin Jardine's twenty-sixth Bob Skinner mystery and sees the Edinburgh sleuth plunged into a gruelling case, in which no score will go unsettled. A thrilling mystery for fans of ...


  • 'Born to be Wild', a short story, began with the death of Oz Blackstone, movie hero and idol of millions, and tells how it might not have happened. 'The Last Chickenpig' carries on the yarn as seventeen-year-old Tom, Oz's son with his soul-mate Prima...


  • Ten years ago, Oz Blackstone, movie icon, died tragically while filming in remote Guatemala; mourned by millions, his story came to an end, and his secrets died with him. His soulmate Primavera Phillips took their young son Tom back to the Spanish vi...


  • Justice goes over the edge... Last Resort is the twenty-fifth novel in the Bob Skinner series by Quintin Jardine, Scotland's master of crime, and sees the Edinburgh cop back in action as we've never seen him before. Perfect for fans of Ian...


  • 1818, Carluke, Lancashire. Mathew Fleming returns home to Scotland following heroic service at the Battle of Waterloo. After seven years away, he is a ghostly presence to those he left behind. But Mathew is ambitious and soon becomes a man of influen...






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    Quintin Jardine's twenty-fourth Bob Skinner novel sees the Edinburgh cop faced with a case that calls every part of his life into question.The body of a murdered woman is found washed up on Cramond Island near the mouth of the River Forth. Days later...


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    The stunning new Primavera Blackstone mystery from the Scottish crime master.Primavera Blackstone has found a hard-earned contentment in a small Spanish village by the sea. A fiercely protective single mother, she doesn't appreciate an offer of marri...


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    It's the Fiesta de San Juan in Spain, the national celebration of the Summer Solstice, and there's much excitement about a huge firework display in the village of St Marti. But Primavera Blackstone is more inflamed by the appearance of a mysterious w...


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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, as it breaks over the Strathclyde...


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    The brilliant new Bob Skinner mystery by the master of crime fiction, his most ambitious ever.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 ther...


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    Evil stalks an idyllic retreat...A tranquil Spanish village by the sea is the perfect place for Primavera Blackstone to raise her ten-year-old Tom, son of the late lamented Oz, especially when they are joined by his nephew, tyro pro golfer Jonny Sinc...


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    Edinburgh's toughest cop, Bob Skinner, looks into his past to assuage his demons in Quintin Jardine's thrilling new mystery.Skinner revisits his nightmares: old but not forgotten. Fifteen years in the past, newly promoted Detective Superintendent Bob...


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    A brilliant new stand-alone crime thriller from Scotland's Crime Master. Xavier (Xavi) Aislado is a gentle giant, half Spanish, half Scot, brought up in Edinburgh by his grandmother, Paloma Puig—a ferocious old lady whose grim brand of care sees hi...


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    The horrific suicide of a successful Lithuanian entrepreneur rouses suspicion among the newly appointed Chief Constable Bob Skinner and his colleagues. Theyve crossed swords with the businessman before; why would a man with everything to live for tak...



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    Primavera Blackstone herself becomes the prime suspect in the second breathtaking installment in crime writer Quintin Jardine's brilliant newest series Primavera is enjoying the quiet life in an idyllic village on the Catalan coast of Spain. The a...


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    August in Edinburgh: as Skinner stands on the edge of a career-defining moment and his fiancée—Scotland's First Minister Aileen de Marco—faces a political crisis, one of Scotland's most successful crime writers is found dead at the Edinburgh Inte...


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    Her mind still filled with thoughts of Oz, her dead ex-husband, Primavera Blackstone is in Spain with son Tom when their peace is breached with the arrival of her elderly but formidable Aunt Adrienne. All is not well in Auntie’s world: her roguish ...


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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. What is the link with the art world? Is the killer a disgruntled art critic? A twice-jilted lover? The arri...


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    Murder is rarely cut and dried, motive and means, cause and effect. Usually it follows its own twisted logic…Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner has a failed marriage on his hands, a death on his conscience, and little time to deal with either. He's...


  • It's summertime in Monaco and Oz Blackstone is sitting on the verandah of his opulent mansion - one of three homes - idly gazing at Roman Abramovich's luxury yacht as it gently cruises into the harbour. Life doesn't get much better than this. But som...


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    'If we are right about this, the stakes are higher than anything I've ever faced.' Gangsters have infiltrated Edinburgh. MI5 are on their case and, unknown to DCC Bob Skinner, have set up a drug-dealing sting to flush the them out. The resulting mayh...


  • Oz Blackstone didn't go looking for fame: it jumped out of an alleyway and mugged him with a fist full of high denomination notes. Movie stardom, wealth, a successful marriage - Oz is standing on the brink of the Seriously Big Time and life just seem...


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    Can you fight evil with evil...? DCC Bob Skinner faces his toughest investigation...Evil stalks the city of Edinburgh. This time the threat is bigger than the crooks, scam-artists or drug dealers who find their prey in the shadows of the streets. Som...






  • Actor Oz Blackstone has the lifestyle of everyone's dreams. But when blackmailers threaten his father with a particularly sleazy scam, the dream turns into a nightmare. Oz has never ducked out of confrontation, but as he prepares to fight back, he kn...


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  • When Oz Blackstone is offered a major role in a cop movie shooting in Edinburgh, he cannot resist taking centre stage. And he has had a brief liaison with Susie Gantry, a beautiful and self-possessed business woman, that is turning into something muc...


  • For Oz Blackstone, the days of getting into trouble for a living, otherwise known as being a private enquiry agent, could soon be behind him. An undercover stint posing as a TV wrestling Master of Ceremonies has convinced him that he might just have ...


  • Newly married to his childhood sweetheart and happily settled in Glasgow, private enquiry agent Oz Blackstone is looking for a touch of the unexpected in his life. And when he's introduced to the seven-foot, granite-muscled figure of Everett Davis, c...


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    Assistant Chief Constable Bob Skinner’s legendary cool is severely shaken when he’s faced with the brutally murdered bodies of his wife’s parents. At the death scene in New York, Skinner’s out of his jurisdiction—but he’s not going to let ...


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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 te...


  • Returning to L'Escala, the idyllic Spanish village where they were once so happy, Oz Blackstone and Primavera Phillips are looking to forget the past. But old ghosts are not so easy to placate, and the shadow of Oz's childhood sweetheart Jan, now tra...


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    A brutal and apparently motiveless murder leads Skinner to suspect his own friends of treachery, in this gripping crime novel of retribution and ultimate justice.For Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner, the Thursday night football game at the local gy...


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    A terrorist threat and a serial killer on the streets Edinburgh spell trouble for Scotland's toughest cop.One of the world's most ruthless terrorists is on his way to Edinburgh with only one thing on his mind: the forthcoming conference of world Head...


  • After cracking their first case together as a private investigation team, Oz Blackstone and Primavera Phillips find themselves simultaneously in love and in the money. And where better to lie back and contemplate life than the picturesque village of ...


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    Bob Skinner faces a complex case of murder and organised crime in this absorbing crime thriller.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 suddenl...


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    Skinner faces the greatest, most personal tests of his career in this gripping crime thriller.Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner could be forgiven for thinking not only that someone up there doesn't like him, but that someone down here is out to get ...


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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 ...


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    The fifth novel in the Bob Skinner Mystery series, this thriller follows Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner on his next investigation. After a mid-air explosion of a plane carrying the British and American defense secretaries, those investigating mu...


  • When private enquiry agent Oz Blackstone takes on the job of finding an insurance company's missing half million, he's hoping for a healthy finder's fee, not a life-changing experience. But when he finds the corpse of the would-be embezzler with a kn...


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    In August each year Edinburgh is filled with thousands of tourists, performers, and enthusiastic spectators who flood into the ancient city for its Festival of the Arts - a display of culture ranging from the highly professional to the rank amateur.B...


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    Bob Skinner must challenge local beliefs and legends to solve a gruesome murder in this fourth installment in the fantastic Scottish crime series.A four-day tournament involving the world's leading golfers is being staged to mark the opening of a new...


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    Bob Skinner is a hard man. As head of Edinburgh's CID, he's seen it all - but the discovery of a savaged corpse in a dark alleyway just off the famous Royal Mile comes as a shock even to him. The victim is a successful young lawyer, and the motive fo...


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    Life seems to be going well for Assistant Chief Constable Robert Skinner - he's even the proud new father of a baby boy, Jazz. But when underground kingpin Tony Manson is found knifed in a luxury villa, Skinner's life is turned upside-down. It seems ...