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I picked up this 1994 Armada paperback, at my work, where we have a kind of lending library. People bring in and take away books from the shelves for reading at lunch times or when travelling. As I was about to go to the airport and forgotten to bring a book of my own I picked this from ... Read review
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Pages: 312, Hardcover, St Martins Pr

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Skinner's Trail (Bob Skinner Mysteries) - Quintin Jardine

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The third novel in Quintin Jardine's critically acclaimed Bob Skinner crime series

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Community Level 3shirley49

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So who is this Skinner?

Advantages recognising places and realistic scenarios

Disadvantageshad not read any previous Skinner books

"I picked up this 1994 Armada paperback, at my work, where we have a kind of lending library. People bring in and take away books from the shelves for reading at lunch times or when travelling. As I was about to go to the airport and forgotten to bring a book of my own I picked this from the shelf as the best of a bad bunch. I was actually quite curious to read a Quintin Jardine book as he is a local author and actually been to the nearby high school ..." Read review
30.01.2007

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Skinner's European tour of vice, corruption and death

Advantagesa new twist to an old favourite by moving the action to Spain, great character development again

Disadvantagessome characters acting a bit oddly for me, so I felt it hard to relate to at points.

"Robert Skinner is an Assistant Chief Constable of the police force in Edinburgh. At this stage in his life, things could not be going much better. Fairly recently married, and now a father again with his second wife Sarah, he is absolutely thrilled with how life is going, but he is still the workaholic of old, and deeply involved in solving crime. The first chapter sees the murder of a local man Anthony Manson. Manson is a man known to the police ..." Read review
06.12.2011

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Community Level 1saharapodlet

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Back and forwards

AdvantagesAs it's the third book, you feel like you know the characters personally

Disadvantagesnone

"...when he gets there. When the Skinner's arrive in Spain, he tries to get rid of the fraud investigation, but no such luck. The Spanish Guardia feel that they will cause unrest if they get involved. Skinner reluctantly agrees and goes to visit the Spanish realtor, who most inconveniently is swinging from the neck in the garage. The story continues in the same vein. No sooner do you convince yourself of whodunnit, that character is killed off! ..." Read review
13.08.2007

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Crime / Thriller Fiction from Quintin Jardine

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Author Quintin Jardine
Title Skinner's Trail
Genre Crime
Type Fiction
ISBN 0312144172; 0747207828

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