It's no ordinary summer for DCC Bob Skinner, as murder mystery leaps from the page into reality in the nineteenth volume of Quintin Jardine's outstanding cop series.
It's August and the Edinburgh International Book Festival is in full swing. So it's a considerable embarrassment when one of Scotland's most successful crime writers is found dead in the author tent. The victim's phone was tapped. Are the spooks involved? Or has mystery fiction become true crime? A second victim begs the question: have the authors become targets themselves?
Fatal Last Words (Bob Skinner series, Book 19) Paperback edition by Quintin Jardine
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
Edinburgh's toughest cop returns - the twenty-seventh mystery in Quintin Jardine's ever-popular Bob Skinner series.
'Quintin Jardine's slick and suspenseful Edinburgh-set series has never failed to keep me riveted... Game Over ... starts with a bang and doesn't let up till the last sentence... One of Jardine's best' Globe and Mail
Leo Speight had everything, and plenty of people wanted to take him down... Scotland's toughest cop returns to solve a high-profile murder. The twenty-ninth mystery in the bestselling Bob Skinner series by Quintin Jardine, the critically acclaimed author of GAME OVER and STATE SECRETS.
Is a killer still on the loose? The thirtieth gripping mystery in the bestselling Bob Skinner series by Quintin Jardine, the acclaimed author of GAME OVER and STATE SECRETS.
'If Ian Rankin is the Robert Carlyle of Scottish crime writers, then Jardine is surely its Sean Connery' Glasgow Herald
Edinburgh's toughest cop is drawn into a gripping new case at the Palace of Westminster, a tangled web of state secrets and enemies. The twenty-eighth mystery in Quintin Jardine's ever-popular Bob Skinner series.
She could have stopped an awful crime. She could have saved a life. She tried to forget about it. But now, the truth is out. The terrifying new psychological thriller from the bestselling author of Retribution and Pretty Little Things.
Advocating on behalf of an adorable puppy whose owner was brutally murdered during a custody fight, Andy Carpenter realizes that the pup possesses a dangerous secret that several people are resorting to violence to obtain.
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