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Blackstone's Pursuits
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The first novel in the compelling Oz Blackstone mystery series

About the Author

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

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Praise for Quintin Jardine: 'Heart-stopping thriller' Peterborough Evening Telegraph 'Gritty cop drama that makes Taggart look tame' Northern Echo Darlington 'More twists and turns than TV's Taggart at its best' Stirling Observer Skinner's Rules: 'Remarkably assured novel...a tour de force' New York Times 'Excellent thriller' Manchester Evening News 'Deplorably readable' Guardian 'A first-class read' Jeffrey Archer 'Compelling stuff...one to watch' Oxford Times 'As hardboiled as any Taggart story' Peterborough Evening Telegraph 'Rich in local characterisation...an enjoyable adventure' Edinburgh Evening News Skinner's Festival: 'Comes through strongly and believably...has the right city atmosphere' Edinburgh Evening News 'Robustly entertaining' Irish Times Skinner's Trail: 'Skinner is a TV series waiting to happen' Peterborough Evening Telegraph 'Engrossing, believable characters...captures Edinburgh beautifully...It all adds up to a very good read' Edinburgh Evening News Skinner's Round: 'The Skinner series grows in authority and should be a natural for television' Time Out 'A complex and suspenseful saga that never flags from start to finish' Bolton Evening News Skinner's Ordeal: 'Quintin Jardine has created the toughest Scottish cop since Taggart' Peterborough Evening Telegraph 'Fast-paced, fast-cut stuff...some sharply written dialogue' Worcester & Hereford Evening News Skinner's Mission: 'Once again Jardine serves up a thriller full of action, gritty realism and sharp patter' Darlington Northern Echo

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