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Skinner's Round (Bob Skinner #4)

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  168 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Edinburgh's police chief, Robert Skinner, must confront evil past and present when a series of grisly murders occurs before a legendary golf tournament in Scotland. As the world's leading golfers congregate at Witches' Hill to begin the tournament, Skinner must stop yet another murder. Some say an old curse is responsible, others believe it is a grudge killing by a busines ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published October 15th 1996 by Minotaur Books (first published 1995)
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Fabulous crime fiction; I loved all the golf details as Scotland is the home of golf. I found myself actually holding my breath at the end as the plot tension racheted up.
Skinner’s Round by Quintin Jardine is the 4th book in the Bob Skinner mystery series set in 1990s Scotland. This one is a must-read for an ardent golfer who enjoys mysteries.

At the new, exclusive and soon-to-open Witches’ Hill golf resort along the East Lothian coast, a business partner turns up dead. Besides investigating the murder case, Assistant Chief Constable Bob Skinner is invited to take the business partner’s place on a pro-am team (a golf professional teamed up with amateur players) f
SKINNER'S ROUND (Police Proc-Scotland-Cont) – G+
Jardine, Quintin – 4th in series
Headline, 1995- Paperback
A new, very elite golf course has opened in Scotland, and they are about to hold a major, international tournament. However, co-owner and millionaire has been found murdered in his bath at the club. Skinner and his team hope to keep the death quiet, but an article appears in the newspaper quoting a letter received which links the murder to a 400-year-old curse.
*** The supporting characters ar
Good, meaty read with plot twists I failed to guess. Skinner is a man's man and I'm unsure why his wife finds him quite so compelling as a partner, but I think Jardine is indulging in a little wish-fulfilment in his writing. I couldn't follow the golfing terms but it didn't matter at all. A good story.
Lost a star because I couldn't stand all the details of the golf games. Not at all relevant to the plot which stick was used.
Linda Underwood
Scotish mystery. Good murder mystery set on a new golf course in Scotland.
Enjoyed parts of this book but there was just to much golf in it for me.
Too much golf. Otherwise great book.
Very funny ending!
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Quintin Jardine is the author of two much-acclaimed and best-selling series of detective novels, as Eddie Bell and Pat Lomax, his agents, can be heard proclaiming to anyone who is listening, at book festivals around the world.

QJ is a crusty but urbane Scot, in his prime, and done with disclosing his age. (What’s that got to do with it anyway?) He was born in Motherwell, Lanarkshire, and educated
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