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A Brush with Death (Bob Skinner series, Book 29)
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Quintin Jardine was born once upon a time in the West - of Scotland rather than America, but still he grew to manhood as a massive Sergio Leone fan. On the way there he was educated, against his will, in Glasgow, where he ditched a token attempt to study law for more interesting careers in journalism, government propaganda, and political spin-doctoring. After a close call with the Brighton Bomb in 1984, he moved into the even riskier world of media relations consultancy, before realising that all along he had been training to become a crime writer. Now, forty novels later, he never looks back. Along the way he has created/acquired an extended family in Scotland and Spain. Everything he does is for them. He can be tracked down through his blog: http://quintinjardine.me

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I love the Bob Skinner novels. Quintin Jardine's slick and suspenseful Edinburgh-set series has never failed to keep me riveted... Starts with a bang and doesn't let up till the last sentence * Globe and Mail * More twists and turns than TV's Taggart at its best * Stirling Observer * Gritty cop drama that makes Taggart look tame * Northern Echo * If you're looking for a detective whose personal life is as active, contradictory and complicated as his job then follow the Edinburgh exploits of Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner in Quintin Jardine's Skinner series * Radio Times * Very engaging as well as ingenious, and the unraveling of the mystery is excellently done -- Allan Massie * Scotsman * Deplorably readable * Guardian * Remarkably assured, raw-boned, a tour de force * New York Times * Well constructed, fast-paced, Jardine's narrative has many an ingenious twist and turn * Observer * A masterclass in how murder-mysteries ought to be written * Scots Magazine * Praise for Quintin Jardine: 'If Ian Rankin is the Robert Carlyle of Scottish crime writers, then Jardine is surely its Sean Connery' * Glasgow Herald * A plot with as many twists and turns as a highland road...an excellent addition to the series -- www.crimereview.co.uk

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