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For the death of me / Quintin Jardine.

By: Jardine, Quintin.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Jardine, Quintin. Oz Blackstone mystery: 9.; An Oz Blackstone mystery: 9.; Oz Blackstone: Publisher: London : Headline, 2005Description: 308 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0755321057 (hbk.) :; 0755321065 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): Blackstone, Oz (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Private investigators -- Fiction | Detective and mystery stories, Scottish | Detective and mystery storiesGenre/Form: Detective and mystery stories.
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It's summertime in Monaco and Oz Blackstone is sitting on the verandah of his opulent mansion - one of three homes - idly gazing at Roman Abramovich's luxury yacht as it gently cruises into the harbour. Life doesn't get much better than this.

But somebody knows where he lives. A struggling author sweet talks him into buying the movie rights to his latest novel for $50,000, and a shocking trap is laid.

The demons of the past begin to creep up on Oz's sunny life: blackmail and murder are lurking in the shadows. Oz travels all the way to Singapore to track down the owner of some incriminating photographs but he's in grave danger of over-exposure. And when organised crime muscles in on the picture, Oz is getting perilously close to losing a lot more than his wealth and reputation...

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Publishers Weekly Review

Oz Blackstone is at home in his Monaco villa, enjoying his new career as a film star, when trouble knocks in For the Death of Me, Quintin Jardine's hard-hitting ninth mystery to feature the Scottish PI. In a weak moment, Blackstone agrees to buy the movie rights to an author's novel for $50,000 and soon finds himself immersed in a twisted scheme involving blackmail and murder. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Kirkus Book Review

Blackstone vs. blackmail. Oz Blackstone, international film star and indefatigable sleuth, is between films but never between cases (Alarm Call, 2005, etc.). Now the owner of "one of the most recognizable faces in the Western world," smarmy Oz is contemplating his box-office smashes when once again villainy makes an entrance in the form of blackmail. The target: super-nice Harvey January, who's married to Oz's beloved sister Ellie. Harvey, the model of probity, is about to be named to the Supreme Court. But he wasn't always so judicious, and his vindictive former wife Maddy has lurid photos to prove it. Unless he pays her off, she threatens exposure, scaring the daylights out of staid Harvey. Oz promises to deal with the ex-Mrs. January, but at the moment, neither he nor anyone else has any idea where she might be lurking. Undaunted--Oz is as impenetrably self-confident as he is self-approving--he launches a hunt that will involve Singapore, Malaysia, New York, Princeton University and Los Angeles. The case also involves a series of perfunctory murders, as well as that other Blackstone predilection: tomcatting. A wispy plot whose presiding genius is a puffed-up bore. Oz's ninth, with more no doubt to come. Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.