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Hour of Darkness by Quintin Jardine
  

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The twenty-fourth Bob Skinner Scottish crime mystery and could it be his last? It certainly feels like it for the whole book seems like a review of his past life starting with his dying father warning him that blood will out always. Skinner is now Chief Constable of Glasgow and renewing his relationship with his second wife, Sarah. There are two strands here, an unidentifiable woman’s body on Cramond Island, Edinburgh, and the story of Skinner’s protégé David Mackenzie. One does wonder at the end if Skinner’s family connections may force him out of the police. Interesting. It is very good.

If you like Quintin Jardine you might also like to read books by Judith Kinghorn, Paul Johnston and Bill Knox.

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The Good Book Guide logo 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.
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Synopsis

Hour of Darkness by Quintin Jardine

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.

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

About the Author

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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Publication date

12th February 2015

Author

Quintin Jardine

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Publisher

Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
432 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9780755357031

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