Fatal Last Words (Hardcover)

By Quintin Jardine

Headline Book Publishing, 9780755329151, 438pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2009



August in Edinburgh: As Skinner stands on the edge of a career-defining momentand his fianceeScotland's First Minister Aileen de Marcofaces a political crisis, one of Scotland's most successful crime writers is found dead at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. As the mystery deepens, Skinner finds himself crossing swords with an old enemy from the past, while his investigating detectives are faced with the unwelcome complication of a duke's junkie daughter. Meanwhile a second Scottish celebrity dies violently in Australia. It seems impossible, but could the two be connected? As DCS Mario McGuire headsto Melbourne to investigate, back in Scotland his boss's big moment is compromised in the most dramatic and unexpected manner, as a famous friendship is shattered for ever.

About the Author

Quintin Jardine is the author of the Bob Skinner Mysteries and the Oz Blackstone series.