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?
Very engaging as well as ingenious, and the unravelling of the mystery is excellently done...Very enjoyable. FATAL LAST WORDS will accompany many on their holidays and quite right too - Allan Massie, Scotsman
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