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Grievous angel / Quintin Jardine.

By: Jardine, Quintin.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Jardine, Quintin. Bob Skinner mystery: 21.; Jardine, Quintin. Bob Skinner mystery: ; Jardine, Quintin. Bob Skinner mystery: 21.; Jardine, Quintin. Bob Skinner: 21.; Bob Skinner mystery: book 21.; Bob Skinner: 21.Publisher: London : Headline, 2011Description: 409 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780755356928 (hbk.).Subject(s): Skinner, Bob (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Police -- Scotland -- Edinburgh -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Single fathers -- Scotland -- Edinburgh -- Fiction | DDC Skinner, Bob (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Single fathers -- Scotland -- Fiction | Skinner, Bob (Fictitious character) Fiction | Single fathers Scotland Edinburgh Fiction | Detective and mystery stories | Scotland -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction. | Detective and mystery stories.DDC classification: JAR
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Edinburgh's toughest cop, Bob Skinner, looks into his past to assuage his demons in Quintin Jardine's thrilling new mystery. Skinner revisits his nightmares: old but not forgotten. 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. Can he stay on the side of the angels, or will he fall ...?
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Edinburgh's toughest cop, Bob Skinner, looks into his past to assuage his demons in Quintin Jardine's thrilling new mystery.

Skinner revisits his nightmares: old but not forgotten. 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. Can he stay on the side of the angels, or will he fall . . .?

Edinburgh's toughest cop, Bob Skinner, looks into his past to assuage his demons in Quintin Jardine's thrilling new mystery. Skinner revisits his nightmares: old but not forgotten. 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. Can he stay on the side of the angels, or will he fall ...?

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Library Journal Review

It's always dark in Jardine's Scottish thrillers, and DS Bob Skinner (A Rush of Blood) is in the midst of a crime spree targeting Edinburgh's gays. Meanwhile, his own past is terrorizing him, too. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Publishers Weekly Review

Set in the mid-1990s, Jardine's hard-hitting 21st Bob Skinner mystery (after 2010's A Rush of Blood) fills in some of the Scottish chief constable's backstory. Skinner has just been promoted to detective superintendent when he takes over an inquiry into the death of Marlon Watson, who was dropped more than once, based on the injuries to the body, into an empty swimming pool. Watson's brother, Ryan, was previously murdered, probably by a criminal unfortunately named Holmes. As Skinner gathers a team, many of whom will be with him for years to come, he must also deal with the loneliness of being a single parent and juggle complicated relationships with two women, Det. Insp. Alison Higgins, a subordinate, and disk jockey Mia Sparkles, who happens to be the victims' sister. Newcomers may find the long stretches about Skinner's personal life a yawn, though longtime fans will relish the revelations about his childhood and the way he met series regulars like Mario McGuire and Andy Martin. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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