Literary Birthday – 29 June – Quintin Jardine

Happy Birthday, Quintin Jardine, born 29 June 1945.


  1. Your life informs your writing.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Robert Louis Stevenson…was a storyteller, that’s what I’d like to be, that’s what I’m trying to be

Quintin Jardine is a Scottish author of three series of crime novels, featuring the fictional characters Bob Skinner, Oz Blackstone and Primavera Blackstone. He has written 26 books, including Skinner’s Ghost and Skinner’s Trail.

by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 29th June 2013