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The Bad Fire

(2019)
(Book 31 in the Bob Skinner series)
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'Scottish crime-writing at its finest, with a healthy dose of plot twists and turns, bodies and plenty of brutality' Sun

The gritty new mystery in Quintin Jardine's bestselling Bob Skinner series, set in Edinburgh and the Scottish countryside; not to be missed by readers of Ian Rankin and Peter May.


Nine years ago, divorcee Marcia Brown took her own life. A pillar of the community, she had been accused of theft, and it's assumed that she was unable to live with the shame. Now her former husband wants the case reopened. Marcia was framed, he says, to prevent her exposing a scandal. He wants justice for Marcia. And Alex Skinner, Solicitor Advocate, and daughter of retired Chief Constable Sir Robert Skinner, has taken on the brief, aided by her investigator Carrie McDaniels.

When tragedy strikes and his daughter comes under threat, Skinner steps in. His quarry is about to discover that the road to hell is marked by bad intentions . . .

'Skinner's lost none of his hard edge when he steps up to the plate after his daughter Alex, a legal eagle, is in trouble when a cold murder case explodes red hot and dangerous. Someone's going to meet his match in Skinner' Peterborough Evening Telegraph

'Well-constructed . . . intriguing' Scotland on Sunday

What readers are saying about Quintin Jardine's gripping mysteries:

'I would recommend anyone new to the series to give yourself a treat and read them all!!'

'I have given this book five stars because of the ingenious plot, the excellence of the narrative and, after quite a number of years, Quintin Jardine is still producing superb crime fiction'

'A fantastic gripping read and I didn't want to put it down'

'As always Mr Jardine had me hooked from the first chapter to the very end'

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

November 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Bad Fire (Bob Skinner series, Book 31): A shocking murder case brings danger too close to home for ex-cop Bob Skinner in this gripping Scottish crime thriller
Author(s): Quintin Jardine
ISBN: 1-4722-5579-8 / 978-1-4722-5579-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

June 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Bad Fire (Bob Skinner series, Book 31): A shocking murder case brings danger too close to home for ex-cop Bob Skinner in this gripping Scottish crime thriller
Author(s): Quintin Jardine
ISBN: 1-4722-5577-1 / 978-1-4722-5577-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


November 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Bad Fire (Bob Skinner series, Book 31): A shocking murder case brings danger too close to home for ex-cop Bob Skinner in this gripping Scottish crime thriller
Author(s): Quintin Jardine
ISBN: 1-4722-5581-X / 978-1-4722-5581-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

January 2020 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Bad Fire
Author(s): Quintin Jardine
ISBN: 1-4450-8759-6 / 978-1-4450-8759-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2020 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Bad Fire
Author(s): Quintin Jardine
ISBN: 1-4450-8760-X / 978-1-4450-8760-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


November 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Bad Fire: Bob Skinner, Book 31
Author(s): Quintin Jardine
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon   


November 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Bad Fire: Bob Skinner, Book 31
Author(s): Quintin Jardine
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon AU   


November 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Bad Fire: Bob Skinner, Book 31
Author(s): Quintin Jardine
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon CA   


November 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Bad Fire: Bob Skinner, Book 31
Author(s): Quintin Jardine
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Bad Fire (Bob Skinner series, Book 31): A shocking murder case brings danger too close to home for ex-cop Bob Skinner in this gripping Scottish crime thriller
Author(s): Quintin Jardine
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


November 2019 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Bad Fire (Bob Skinner series, Book 31): A shocking murder case brings danger too close to home for ex-cop Bob Skinner in this gripping Scottish crime thriller
Author(s): Quintin Jardine
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon CA