Search Results: "Alan Jardine"


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SLOOP JOHN B by Alan Jardine
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"A CD of Jardine singing this version is included, but it's as boring as the rest of this package. (Picture book. 4-7)"
There have been a number of quite nifty picture books made of pop or folk songs, but this is not one of them. Read full book review >

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AFTERSHOCK by Quintin Jardine
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Too long and too talky. Fans may long for the time when Jardine (Death's Door, 2007, etc.) served them up taut and tense."
Is a copycat killer at work in Edinburgh? Could it be DCC Bob Skinner himself? Read full book review >

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ALARM CALL by Quintin Jardine
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2005

"Blackstone shows new depth this time, using brains rather than brawn to solve the puzzle in this altogether more nuanced thriller."
Oz Blackstone's eighth case (Unnatural Justice, 2004, etc.) plucks the actor from his soaring screen career, his third wife and two children, and their posh estate in Scotland. Read full book review >

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LETHAL INTENT by Quintin Jardine
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Spirited entertainment. Jardine's randy blokes and birds in blue are reliable page-turners."
The Albanians are coming. Can DCC Bob Skinner save Scotland for the 15th time (Stay of Execution, 2004, etc.)? Read full book review >

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FATAL LAST WORDS by Quintin Jardine
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"At 400-plus pages, Skinner's 19th drags more than a little, but admirers of this bestselling Scottish crime-fiction writer probably won't mind."
Someone is killing the bestselling crime-fiction writers in Scotland. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 2, 2003

"As solid as its subject's surviving buildings, and a useful addition to Restoration studies. (16-page color insert, b&w illustrations throughout)"
A lucid portrait, abrim with encyclopedic detail, of the English architect, scientist, and inventor. Read full book review >

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GRIEVOUS ANGEL by Quintin Jardine
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Despite a 400-page albatross of a prequel, big Bob remains entertainingly Rabelaisian. And who cares how he got that way."
Big, blustery, bawdy Bob Skinner, Scotland's top cop, is a holy terror on both sides of the crime line. But how did he get that way? Read full book review >

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POISONED CHERRIES by Quintin Jardine
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Mindless but harmless British import."
Oz Blackstone, p.i. and movie actor (Autographs in the Rain, 2001, etc.), underwhelms as both. Read full book review >

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SKINNER'S RULES by Quintin Jardine
Released: May 20, 1994

"Jardine carries a lot more conviction as long as he keeps his distance from those Middle East death-dealers and the Foreign Office sharpies who are covering up for them."
Just when it seems that Superintendent Robert Skinner and his crew have solved Edinburgh's grisly Royal Mile murders—whose victims have included, among others, rising advocate Michael Mortimer and his colleague and lover, Rachel Jameson—the bottom falls out of the case. Read full book review >

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DEATH’S DOOR by Quintin Jardine
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Fans will make do, though it's not nice to keep them waiting so long for the hero to enter the fray."
Does Scotland have a vicious serial killer on its hands? And where's Big Bob Skinner when you need him? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 31, 1996

"Jardine's primary research and conclusions appear sound and convincing, providing new insights into the acquisitive basis of a fascinating age that helped to shape our world. (16 color plates, 60 b&w illustrations, not seen) (Author tour)"
A perceptive history of the Renaissance from an original angle: its appetite for material possessions. Read full book review >