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Hour of Darkness

by Quintin Jardine

Part of the Bob Skinner Series

Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month

Hour of Darkness Synopsis

Quintin Jardine's new Bob Skinner novel sees the Edinburgh cop faced with a case that calls every part of his life into question. 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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The Good Book Guide Review

In Hour Of Darkness, the body of a woman is discovered washed up on an island near Edinburgh, gruesomely mutilated by a ship’s propeller. Her death was no accident, and when, days later, detectives enter a kitchen covered in blood in an Edinburgh flat, Glasgow-based Chief Constable Bob Skinner finds he is facing one of his toughest cases. When the name of the dead woman found on the island is revealed, it stirs unwelcome memories for those who knew her, Bob Skinner most of all. The Skinner series, gritty and uncompromising, has a keen following.

Hour of Darkness Press Reviews

'Very engaging as well as ingenious, and the unraveling of the mystery is excellently done' -- Scotsman Allan Massie

 

'Well constructed, fast-paced, Jardine's narrative has many an ingenious twist and turn' Observer

 

'Remarkably assured, raw-boned, a tour de force' New York Times

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780755357031
Publication date: 12/02/2015
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780755357017
Publication date: 08/05/2014
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780755357031
Publication date: 12th February 2015
Author: Quintin Jardine
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 432 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Quintin Jardine

Twenty years ago Quintin Jardine abandoned the life of a media relations consultant for the more morally acceptable world of murder and mayhem. Over thirty published novels later, it's a decision that he has never regretted. Happily married, he splits his time between Scotland and Spain.

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