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Skinner's Mission (Bob Skinner #6)

4.02  ·  Rating Details ·  234 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
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 out not to be that of Jackie Charles, the owner of the showroom, but his wife Carole. Skinner now finds himself on the same s ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published November 13th 1997 by Headline (first published 1997)
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Skinner's Mission by Quintin Jardine is the 6th book of the Bob Skinner police procedural mystery series set in late 20th century Scotland. Skinner is proud to be Scotland's "Toughest Cop". He is obsessed by the new knowledge, obtained under hypnosis, that his first wife's death in a car crash was murder. Against all advice from old friends within the police force, he proceeds to investigate the old case, even as it threatens to destroy his current happiness with his second wife and infant son. ...more
Sep 16, 2011 Liz rated it did not like it
I really wanted to like this book. It's set in Scotland, and I've loved other Scottish mysteries - hard-boiled or not. This one was stupidly hard-boiled, cliche-ridden, hackneyed characters, stilted dialog that was saved only by the interjection of some charming Scottish brogue...and on and on. This author sells a lot of books. Good for him. He's not selling any more to me.
Apr 27, 2010 Tom rated it liked it
Fairly standard Edinburgh-set crime story : as it is one of a series, and I have accidentally started in the middle, I found the back-story a bit clunky. Some of the writing was a bit clunky too, but it was OK
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Aug 03, 2009 Lewis Weinstein rated it liked it
Just started; the early pages seem stilted with unnatural dialogue. I've read Skinner books before, so I'm confident the plot will soon take over and propel a good read.
Nov 29, 2008 Pauline rated it it was amazing
Excellent read.This is a really good series.
May 31, 2012 Christina rated it liked it
Too many characters to keep up with but otherwise ok.
Jul 14, 2014 Barbara rated it did not like it
Don't even bother!
Jan 28, 2013 Afsana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed reading this book and the series is going strong

So invested in the characters and was sad re skinners and sarah's relationship
Edinburghs hardest cop fights agian and wins, good story, very good reading
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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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