Quintin Jardine - Inhuman Remains (Primavera Blackstone series, Book 1) - Headline Publishing Group

Inhuman Remains (Primavera Blackstone series, Book 1)

A gripping, pacy crime thriller

By Quintin Jardine

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The first in a thrilling crime series featuring Primavera Blackstone, from Scotland's Crime Master

Introducing new sleuth Primavera Blackstone in a thrilling new series from the bestselling Scottish crime author.

Her mind filled with thoughts of her dead ex-husband Oz, Primavera Blackstone is settled in Spain with their son Tom, when their peace is shattered by the arrival of her formidable aunt. All is not well in Auntie Adrienne's world; her roguish son Frank is involved with a shady project, and is missing. Prim flies to Seville to track him down, only to find herself a fugitive, her life under threat, as her aunt joins the missing persons list...

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  • ISBN: 9780755348992
  • Publication date: 09 Jul 2009
  • Page count: 384
  • Imprint: Headline
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