Funeral Notes by Quintin Jardine

Val Penny's Book Reviews

I have read many of Quintin Jardine’s books and much prefer his Bob Skinner character to his Oz Blackstone series.   Jardine was born in Motherwell, Scotland, and educated there and in Glasgow, where he studied snooker and read law at Glasgow University.  He followed a career as a journalist and then as a government information officer before becoming a political spin-doctor and media relations consultant.  He then looked to crime fiction and now sells books all over the world.  In his native Scotland he sells more books that John Grisham.

He now lives in Gullane, Scotland, where he has lived ever since.   However, in recent years, he has put down a second set of roots in L’Escala, the only north-facing town on the Catalan Costa Brava in Spain,


This is the most recent in Jardine’s Bob Skinner series.  In this book, a man’s body is exhumed from a shallow grave in Edinburgh after a tip-off.   Originally…

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