A trail of deceit with a deadly conclusion...
Inhuman Remains introduces Primavera Blackstone in her new guise as sleuth in a thrilling new series from the bestselling Scottish crime author Quintin Jardine. Perfect for fans of Ian Rankin and Peter James.
'If Ian Rankin is the Robert Carlyle of Scottish crime writing, then Jardine is surely its Sean Connery' - Glasgow Herald
Her mind still filled with thoughts of her dead ex-husband, Oz, Primavera Blackstone is in Spain with their son Tom when their peace is breached again with the arrival of her elderly but formidable aunt, Adrienne McGowan. All is not well in Auntie Ades world; her roguish son Frank has become involved with a shady international casino project and has disappeared. Prim flies to Seville to track him down, only to find herself a fugitive, with her life under threat, as her aunt joins the missing persons list, and Tom is forced to flee to safety. As she and her companion in danger cross Spain in a struggle to keep themselves alive, and to free Adrienne, Prim finds herself at the centre of a maelstrom of mystery...
What readers are saying about Inhuman Remains:
'This is a really good, unputdownable sort of thriller, densely plotted, good characterisation, lots of exciting chases where you never can predict where you will end up'
'I really enjoyed this engrossing roller-coaster of a story with lots of twists and turns'
'Brilliant debut novel for Primavera'
After nine Oz Blackstone PI novels (For the Death of Me, etc.), Scottish author Jardine spins off Blackstone's loquacious ex-wife, Primavera, in a series debut every bit as over-the-top as her first name. Believed dead in a plane crash that Oz engineered to kill her, Primavera manages to keep her miraculous survival a secret from much of the world and begins a new life on the Catalan coast with her young son, Tom. Their idyllic existence is interrupted by a visit from Primavera's eccentric aunt, Ade, who asks Primavera to help track down her missing son, Frank, an ex-con who did time for embezzlement. Shortly afterward, someone abducts Ade, and Frank surfaces. Some will find Primavera an unlikely investigator, while her sexual dalliance with her cousin may put off others. Anyone who's ever read a book with a character presumed dead despite the lack of a corpse will spot the closing twist a mile away.