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Fatal Last Words (Bob Skinner series, Book 19): A gritty crime novel of celebrity and murder

Quintin Jardine

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Bob Skinner, Scotland, Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense

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?

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Praise for Fatal Last Words (Bob Skinner series, Book 19): A gritty crime novel of celebrity and murder

  • 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

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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:

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