Quintin Jardine

Scottish writer

Quintin Jardine (born June 29, 1945, in Motherwell, Scotland) is an author of crime novels. He is best known for his two series of crime novels featuring the characters Oz Blackstone and Bob Skinner.


  • Your life informs your writing.
    • ‘Time and place: Quintin Jardine.’ From The Sunday Times article, September 20, 2009. Interviewed by Rachel Devine.
  • For every hero, there has to be a fall guy, and the greater the triumph on one hand, the greater the humiliation on the other.
    • From Quintin Jardine’s blog, ‘Yessss!!!!’, October 5, 2010. [1]
  • There will always be people like me, who believe that to ripple the pages of a printed book is a special experience, one that through the centuries has taken millions from the darkness into the light.
    • From Quintin Jardine’s blog, ‘The Kindle threat’, September 29, 2010.

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