Dead and Buried by Quintin Jardine

Val Penny's Book Reviews

Quintin Jardine is the author of two much-acclaimed and best-selling series of detective novels.  I much prefer his Bob Skinner books.  The author was born in Motherwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland and educated there and then read law at  Glasgow University, Scotland. He proceeded to have an eventful career as a journalist, government information officer, political spin-doctor and media relations consultant.  Only after all this, did he  start writing crime fiction.


In this book, which is one of his Bob Skinner series, a serial killer, stalker, spy and a forty year old mystery make this a fast-moving crime thriller.  I really enjoyed it and found it a very good read. There was a little bit of everything going on culminating in the main investigation. It was good to see Bob Skinner actually accept that he  infallible.

As in any murder mystery, the murder is rarely cut and dried, motive and means, cause…

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