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ebook / ISBN-13: 9780755353613

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ON SALE: 13th November 2008

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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The mighty can fall…

Bob Skinner travels to New York to hunt out a serial killer in Quintin Jardine’s gripping crime thriller, Head Shot. Perfect for fans of Ian Rankin and Val McDermid.

‘This is Jardine doing what he does best… page-turning stuff’ – Edinburgh Evening News

DCC Bob Skinner has witnessed the aftermath of murder countless times. Yet nothing could have prepared him for identifying the strangled bodies of his wife’s beloved parents, killed at their lakeside cabin in New York State. Driven by cold rage, Skinner quickly muscles in on the investigation, and soon he’s found links with three other cases where the killing is too professional to be the result of a burglary gone wrong. But can he penetrate the multiple layers of intrigue to unearth the killer?

What readers are saying about Head Shot:

‘Both story threads are compelling and the author is clearly enjoying the conspiracy theory he brews up with the US story; meanwhile the Edinburgh story is chilling to the core

‘Very fast paced and extremely exciting

Five stars


Praise for Quintin Jardine: This is Jardine doing what he does best... page-turning stuff
Edinburgh Evening News
Ian Rankin's Rebus... now has a rival for my affections. Quintin Jardine's Bob Skinner is a legend in his own police station and beyond... As crime fiction goes, it's up there with the very best
Peterborough Evening Telegraph
If Ian Rankin is the Robert Carlyle of Scottish crime writers, then Jardine is surely its Sean Connery
Glasgow Herald
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
A complex and suspenseful saga that never flags from start to finish
Bolton Evening News
Gritty cop drama that makes Taggart look tame
Northern Echo
More twists and turns than TV's Taggart at its best
Stirling Observer
Deplorably readable
Compelling stuff
Oxford Times