Poisoned Cherries

Poisoned Cherries

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When Oz Blackstone is offered a major role in a cop movie shooting in Edinburgh, he cannot resist taking centre stage. The self-professed 'luckiest man on the planet' is on a roll with stardom beckoning and some serious wealth to his name, but his marriage to Primavera is on the rocks. A brief encounter with beautiful and self-possessed businesswoman Susie Gantry is turning into something much more long term - she is pregnant with his child. So will Oz finally silence the call of the wild and settle down to a cosy family life? It all looks like a bowl of cherries until ex-lover Alison Goodchild turns up asking for a favour. It's the least Oz can do for an old flame, but when he finds Alison's business partner murdered in her flat, he can't help but suspect he's been set up. And when he discovers a trail of intrigue leading to the cast of the very movie in which he is performing, those cherries begin to taste very rancid indeed...show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 160 x 242 x 25mm | 467g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747271771
  • 9780747271772

About Quintin Jardine

After an eventful career as a spin doctor to the powerful, rich and notorious, fifteen years ago Quintin Jardine found that his talents were equally well fitted to the world of crime fiction. Now he is the author of five Oz Blackstone mysteries as well as eleven Bob Skinner crime novels. His interests are playing football, watching football, talking about football and watching golf. He lives, as quietly as his nature will allow, in Scotland and in Spain.show more

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Jardine may not push at the boundaries of crime fiction, but he can always be relied upon to deliver a highly professional product. When Oz Blackstone is offered a role in a movie shooting in Edinburgh, he cannot resist accepting. Oz is on a roll, but his marriage is on the rocks. Then ex-lover Alison turns up asking for help: her business partner has been murdered in her flat. Oz discovers a trail leading to the cast of the very movie in which he is performing. The five Oz Blackstone mysteries have all been well-turned, engrossing pieces - as is this one. Jardine once earned his crust as a spin doctor to the great and the good; how many of his plots were gleaned from real-life intrigues?show more

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80 ratings
3.7 out of 5 stars
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4 25% (20)
3 35% (28)
2 5% (4)
1 5% (4)
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