Cold Case (Bob Skinner series, Book 30)

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What to expect

Is a killer still on the loose?

The thirtieth gritty mystery in Quintin Jardine’s bestselling Bob Skinner series, not to be missed by readers of Ian Rankin and Peter May. Praise for Jardine’s gripping mysteries: ‘Well constructed, fast-paced, Jardine’s narrative has many an ingenious twist and turn’ Observer

Former Chief Constable Bob Skinner may have left the police service, but he’s never far from a case. When his old mentor on the force, Jimmy Proud, finds himself in a desperate situation, Skinner gets pulled into a murder investigation that’s been closed for thirty years.

The Body in the Quarry case was well-known around Edinburgh at the time: a popular priest found dead in a frozen quarry; a suspect with a clear motive charged; a guilty verdict. But with a journalist uncovering new evidence, the cold case has come back to haunt Proud – and only Skinner can help him.

With the clock ticking and his friend’s reputation at stake, Skinner must uncover the truth to find out if an innocent man was convicted for murder. And if a killer is still on the loose…

(P)2018 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

Critics Review

  • Praise for Quintin Jardine’s novels: ‘Well constructed, fast-paced, Jardine’s narrative has many an ingenious twist and turn’

    Observer
  • Another cracker from Jardine…There are plenty of twists and turns along the way to keep you engrossed

    Scots Magazine
  • Very engaging as well as ingenious, and the unraveling of the mystery is excellently done

    Scotsman
  • If Ian Rankin is the Robert Carlyle of Scottish crime writers, then Jardine is surely its Sean Connery

    Glasgow Herald
  • Deplorably readable

    Guardian
  • Remarkably assured, raw-boned, a tour de force

    New York Times

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