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Skinner, Bob (Fictitious character)

Works: 67 works in 293 publications in 1 language and 13,572 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction 
Classifications: PR6060.A67, 823.914
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Publications about Bob (Fictitious character) Skinner
Most widely held works about Bob (Fictitious character) Skinner
    Dead and buried by Quintin Jardine( Book )
    11 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 805 libraries worldwide
    Still feeling the effects of his last case (Lethal Intent), Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner has been asked to follow up in London on the resulting treason investigation. He leaves his very capable Edinburgh police to oversee several lines of inquiry dealing with such varied crimes as stalking, murder, and drug dealing
    Fatal last words by Quintin Jardine( Book )
    8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 755 libraries worldwide
    As Skinner stands on the edge of a career-defining moment a famous figure from another field is found dead. As the mystery deepens, Skinner finds himself crossing swords with an old enemy from the past. Meanwhile a second Scottish celebrity dies violently in Australia. It seems impossible, but could the two be connected? As DCS Mario McGuire heads to Melbourne to investigate, back in Scotland his boss's big moment is compromised in the most dramatic and unexpected manner, as a famous friendship is shattered for ever
    A rush of blood by Quintin Jardine( Book )
    8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 717 libraries worldwide
    "The horrific suicide of a successful Lithuanian entrepreneur rouses suspicion among the newly appointed Chief Constable Bob Skinner and his colleagues. They've crossed swords with the businessman before; why would a man with everything to live for take his own life? As enquiries begin, a mystery girl, drugged and incoherent, is dumped in a health center by a mysterious Galahad, who promptly disappears. Who is she, who is he, and where has he gone? Is it coincidence that most of the massage parlors in the city have suddenly closed overnight?"--Publisher description
    Lethal intent by Quintin Jardine( Book )
    6 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 716 libraries worldwide
    In Edinburgh, Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner has his hands full with an MI5 operation against Albanian gangsters, the murdered son of a police officer and Scotland's First Minister's unwelcome attempt to take over the police force
    Grievous angel by Quintin Jardine( Book )
    12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 680 libraries worldwide
    "Fifteen years in the past ... newly promoted Detective Superintendent Bob Skinner is called to investigate a most brutal death. A man lies at the deep end of an empty swimming pool, his neck broken and almost every other bone in his body shattered. Soon, an organised crime connection looms, and bloody retribution spreads to a second city. Then violence erupts on a new front, as a vicious knifeman seems to be targeting Edinburgh's gay population. As if this double dose of homicide isn't enough for a single man with a teenage daughter to raise and protect, Skinner's personal life takes a similar, perilous twist."--Page [2] of jacket
    Aftershock by Quintin Jardine( Book )
    10 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 656 libraries worldwide
    Deputy chief constable Bob Skinner investigates a series of killings that may be copycats of crimes commited by Daniel Ballester, who was charged with four murders and is now dead, unless he convicted the wrong man for the crimes
    Stay of execution by Quintin Jardine( Book )
    8 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 645 libraries worldwide
    Detective Chief Constable Bob Skinner is involved in security for the Pope, but he must find out if there's a connection between the unusual deaths that are happening and the important visit
    Death's door by Quintin Jardine( Book )
    9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 601 libraries worldwide
    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? It's not long before Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner gets called back to the frontline
    Skinner's rules by Quintin Jardine( Book )
    9 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 599 libraries worldwide
    A tale of international murder, featuring Supt. Skinner of the Edinburgh CID. It begins with the hunt for the killer of a successful lawyer and his fiancee. No sooner is a Japanese industrialist identified as a suspect, than he is found dead and new evidence points to Islamic terrorists
    Pray for the dying by Quintin Jardine( Book )
    7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 579 libraries worldwide
    The killing was an expert hit, three shots through the head as the lights dimmed at a concert in Glasgow. Edinburgh Chief Constable Bob Skinner is right in the center of the storm as it breaks over the Strathclyde force. The shooters are dead, killed at the scene. But who sent them? The crisis finds Skinner, his private life shattered by the shocking end of his marriage, taking a step that he had sworn he never would. Tasked by Scotland's First Minister with the investigation of the outrage, he quickly uncovers some very murky deeds. The trail leads to London, where Skinner has to rattle the bars of the most formidable cage in the country, and go head to head with its leading power brokers. Can the Chief solve the most challenging mystery of his career, or will failure end it?
    Skinner's round by Quintin Jardine( Book )
    8 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 568 libraries worldwide
    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 business rival. Skinner is forced to suspect both, and his investigations will lead to an unexpected and spectacular conclusion
    Funeral note by Quintin Jardine( Book )
    6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 567 libraries worldwide
    "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 there ever a case? But Chief Constable Skinner and his people keep on digging. Who was the man, why was he buried so reverentially, and by whom? Meanwhile corruption is discovered within the force, and an investigation launched. Immersed in crises and with his marriage heading for the rocks, Skinner finds his very career hanging in the balance, its fate beyond his control. In a tale seen through the eyes of each of its leading players, Quintin Jardine, the Crimemaster, lays mystery upon mystery until the greatest threat of all those facing the Chief is revealed, and a deadly race begins. Can he win out, or will his life implode?"--Jacket
    Autographs in the rain by Quintin Jardine( Book )
    9 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 551 libraries worldwide
    A frightening shotgun attack sends Skinner and his old flame Louise Bankier diving for cover when they are taking an evening stroll. "For Skinner, tracking down her tormentor isn't just business now. It's very personal indeed."--Jacket
    Skinner's festival by Quintin Jardine( Book )
    5 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 549 libraries worldwide
    Scottish nationalists launch a campaign of terror during the Edinburgh Festival, exploding bombs and killing people. In answer, Bob Skinner, the assistant chief constable, forms a special police team to counter-attack. By the author of Skinner's Rules
    Skinner's trail by Quintin Jardine( Book )
    7 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 468 libraries worldwide
    Skinner is on the trail of organized crime and a cold-blooded killer in this gripping third novel in Quintin Jardine's bestselling crime series. First the joyous birth of Skinner's son then the grim reality of murder in one of Edinburgh's prosperous suburbs. Can Skinner catch the murderer?
    Fallen gods by Quintin Jardine( Book )
    4 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 436 libraries worldwide
    When a body is found after a flood, the secrets of a tempestuous life surface with it. Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner has kept the existence of his hated brother Michael hidden for years. As he relives their past conflict, other demons threaten his future. For not only are his professional enemies circling, but Sarah, his wife, seems set on a course for calamity. Meanwhile, in an Edinburgh art gallery, his team confront a shocking and very public case of arson. Was it a political protest, or something much deeper?
    Thursday legends by Quintin Jardine( Book )
    8 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 425 libraries worldwide
    For Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner, the Thursday night football game at a local gym has been an unbroken ritual for twenty-five years. Along the way players have come and gone, but a hard core remains, with each match a little older, a little slower, but as fiercely competitive as a gang of teenagers. Until a former player is found murdered in a manner that shocks even a hardened veteran like Skinner, and suddenly the Thursday Legends have more to worry about than aching backs and dodgy knees. Former Head of Special Branch Alec Smith made plenty of enemies during a long career and there would appear to be no shortage of suspects. But as Skinners investigation gathers pace, everything keeps pointing to the Legends themselves. Is someone targeting this disparate group of colleagues and friends in some bizarre scheme of retribution? Or is the murderer one of them? Either way, the hunt for the killer is going to come uncomfortably close to home
    Gallery whispers by Quintin Jardine( Book )
    7 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 400 libraries worldwide
    With his boss recovering from a heart attack, Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner is filling in his shoes - and that means more time than he'd like sitting behind a desk. But he's about to be provided with more drama than he could ever want. One of the worlds most ruthless terrorists is on his way to Edinburgh - and he can have only one thing on his mind: the forthcoming conference of world Heads of Government. If Skinner doesn't pick up his trail fast, he could have a global disaster in his backyard. While all eyes are focused on the terrorist threat, a terminally ill woman is found dead - an apparent suicide. But a policewoman sees the subtle marks of an assisted death - and therefore, according to the law, murder. It is the beginning of an ominous pattern. For Skinner, the desperate race to find a heartless terrorist mixes uneasily with the search for a mercy killer- a search which takes on a poignant personal significance. One thing's for sure, Skinner will soon be staring death straight in the eye
    Skinner's ghosts by Quintin Jardine( Book )
    6 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 363 libraries worldwide
    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 him
    Hour of darkness by Quintin Jardine( Book )
    5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 358 libraries worldwide
    The body of a murdered woman is found washed up on Cramond Island near the mouth of the River Forth. Days later detectives are called to a flat in Edinburgh; the kitchen is covered in blood, and the occupier is missing. When the name of the woman from Cramond Island is revealed, it stirs unwelcome memories for those who knew her, Chief Constable Bob Skinner most of all. Now based in Glasgow, he has no reason to become involved in the case. Yet he does, unwittingly setting in motion a course that leads him to the toughest choice of his life, putting him in the midst of a personal nightmare, both life-threatening and career changing
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