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The bad fire / Quintin Jardine.

By: Jardine, Quintin.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Jardine, Quintin. Bob Skinner mystery: 31.Publisher: London, England : Headline Publishing Group, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: 432 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781472255815 (paperback).Subject(s): Cold cases (Criminal investigation) -- Fiction | Skinner, Bob (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Women lawyers -- Fiction | Divorced women -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Wives -- Death -- Fiction | Ex-police officers -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction. DDC classification: 823.92 Summary: Nine years ago, divorcee Marcia Brown took her own life. A pillar of the community, she had been accused of theft, and it's assumed that she was unable to live with the shame. Now her former husband wants the case reopened. Marcia was framed, he says, to prevent her exposing a scandal. He wants justice for Marcia. And Alex Skinner, Solicitor Advocate, and daughter of retired Chief Constable Sir Robert Skinner, has taken on the brief, aided by her investigator Carrie McDaniels. When tragedy strikes and his daughter comes under threat, Skinner steps in. His quarry is about to discover that the road to hell is marked by bad intentions...
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The thirty-first gritty mystery in Quintin Jardine's bestselling Bob Skinner series, not to be missed by readers of Ian Rankin and Peter May. <br> <br> Bob Skinner may be Chief Constable no more but he's indispensable to Scotland's police force when it comes to cracking the toughest cases. It's not just the brilliant detective work - it's the absolute determination to unearth the truth and see justice done. And Bob Skinner doesn't care whose toes he treads on as he pursues the guilty... <br> <br> Praise for Jardine's gripping mysteries: <br> <br> ' Well constructed, fast-paced , Jardine's narrative has many an ingenious twist and turn ' - Observer <br> <br> 'If Ian Rankin is the Robert Carlyle of Scottish crime writers , then Jardine is surely its Sean Connery' - Glasgow Herald <br> <br> 'Very engaging as well as ingenious , and the unraveling of the mystery is excellently done ' - Scotsman <br> <br> 'Another cracker from Jardine... plenty of twists and turns along the way' - Scots Magazine <br> <br>

"When only the bones remain..."--Cover.

Nine years ago, divorcee Marcia Brown took her own life. A pillar of the community, she had been accused of theft, and it's assumed that she was unable to live with the shame. Now her former husband wants the case reopened. Marcia was framed, he says, to prevent her exposing a scandal. He wants justice for Marcia. And Alex Skinner, Solicitor Advocate, and daughter of retired Chief Constable Sir Robert Skinner, has taken on the brief, aided by her investigator Carrie McDaniels. When tragedy strikes and his daughter comes under threat, Skinner steps in. His quarry is about to discover that the road to hell is marked by bad intentions...