Search Results: "Quintin Jardine"


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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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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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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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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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STAY OF EXECUTION by Quintin Jardine
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"A deft, entertaining police procedural in the patented Jardine manner, with a full complement of sexy, savvy, busy cops."
The Pope is returning to his native Scotland, and ACC Bob Skinner wants nothing to go amiss. 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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A RUSH OF BLOOD by Quintin Jardine
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 15, 2010

"Skinner, terrific fun as always, can't quite redeem a procedural nearly 400 pages long with a tendency to plod."
In Bob Skinner's 20th (Fatal Last Words, 2009, etc.), Scotland's top cop takes on Scotland's top crook. 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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SKINNER'S FESTIVAL by Quintin Jardine
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 14, 1995

"Jardine seems to have invented his own genre, the counterterrorist procedural, in which tension sings nonstop like high-voltage lines, though the plotting spirals madly over the top."
Had it up to here with IRA demands for the English to leave Ireland? Read full book review >

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UNNATURAL JUSTICE by Quintin Jardine
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2004

"The pace is brisk, sure enough, but Oz's enthusiastic vigilantism will be offensive to some."
Lady Luck beams on Scotland's favorite actor/tycoon/part-time private eye as he launches the seventh in this breezy series (Poisoned Cherries, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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DEAD AND BURIED by Quintin Jardine
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"Though Jardine's blokes and birds in blue are a bit less randy than usual, flamboyant Skinner, in bed or out, is enough to keep the pages turning."
Having solved every crime in Scotland (Lethal Intent, 2005, etc.), DCC Bob Skinner is ready when England sends for him. Read full book review >