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As easy as murder / Quintin Jardine.

By: Jardine, Quintin.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Primavera Blackstone series: ; Jardine, Quintin. Primavera Blackstone mystery: 03.; Jardine, Quintin. Primavera Blackstone mystery: 3.; Jardine, Quintin. Primavera Blackstone: 03.; Jardine, Quintin. Primavera Blackstone: bk. 3.; Primavera Blackstone: 3.Publisher: London : Headline, 2012Description: 314 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780755340279 (hbk.); 9780755340286 (pbk.).Subject(s): Blackstone, Primavera (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Women private investigators -- Fiction | Blackstone, Primavera (Fictitious character) Fiction | Detective and mystery storiesGenre/Form: Detective and mystery stories. | Detective and mystery fiction.
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A tranquil Spanish village by the sea is the perfect place for Primavera Blackstone to raise her ten-year-old Tom, son of the late lamented Oz, especially when they are joined by his nephew, tyro pro golfer Jonny Sinclair. But when her best friend Shirley introduces her new man, Patterson Cowling, he seems to be a trouble magnet. A casual thief tries to pick his pocket and is found a few days later with his face blown off. A bloody coincidence, or does Patterson Cowling have a past to protect? As the body count rises, and Primavera becomes den mother to an extended golfing family, it seems that homicide is par for the course, and that hazards lie in wait for everyone. Can she save the day, or is the game just too rough?
Summary: A tranquil Spanish village by the sea is the perfect place for Primavera Blackstone to raise her ten-year-old Tom, son of the late lamented Oz, especially when they are joined by his nephew, tyro pro golfer Jonny Sinclair. But when her best friend Shirley introduces her new man, Patterson Cowling, he seems to be a trouble magnet.
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Evil stalks an idyllic retreat...

A tranquil Spanish village by the sea is the perfect place for Primavera Blackstone to raise her ten-year-old Tom, son of the late lamented Oz, especially when they are joined by his nephew, tyro pro golfer Jonny Sinclair. But when her best friend Shirley introduces her new man, Patterson Cowling, he seems to be a trouble magnet. A casual thief tries to pick his pocket and is found a few days later with his face blown off. A bloody coincidence, or does Patterson Cowling have a past to protect? As the body count rises, and Primavera becomes den mother to an extended golfing family, it seems that homicide is par for the course, and that hazards lie in wait for everyone. Can she save the day, or is the game just too rough?

A tranquil Spanish village by the sea is the perfect place for Primavera Blackstone to raise her ten-year-old Tom, son of the late lamented Oz, especially when they are joined by his nephew, tyro pro golfer Jonny Sinclair. But when her best friend Shirley introduces her new man, Patterson Cowling, he seems to be a trouble magnet. A casual thief tries to pick his pocket and is found a few days later with his face blown off. A bloody coincidence, or does Patterson Cowling have a past to protect? As the body count rises, and Primavera becomes den mother to an extended golfing family, it seems that homicide is par for the course, and that hazards lie in wait for everyone. Can she save the day, or is the game just too rough?

A tranquil Spanish village by the sea is the perfect place for Primavera Blackstone to raise her ten-year-old Tom, son of the late lamented Oz, especially when they are joined by his nephew, tyro pro golfer Jonny Sinclair. But when her best friend Shirley introduces her new man, Patterson Cowling, he seems to be a trouble magnet.

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Publishers Weekly Review

A few laugh-out-loud lines lift Jardine's otherwise plodding third mystery featuring Primavera Blackstone (after 2010's Blood Red). Now the ex-honorary consul for Scotland in the idyllic Catalan village of St. Marti d'Empuries, Blackstone has decided that rearing her 10-year-old son, Tom, should be her sole focus. Then two events disturb the placid routine of their quiet lives-the arrivals in St. Marti of her nephew-by-marriage, Jonathan Sinclair, in town for a golf tournament, and of Patterson Cowling, a retired civil servant from the British Foreign Office who might be more than he seems. Bodies with unrecognizable faces start piling up, but, as usual, the lead's largely self-centered personality overshadows the crime solving. Readers unfamiliar with Blackstone's active libido may be shocked by her failure to observe appropriate social boundaries. Agent: Carole Blake, Blake Friedmann Literary Agency. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.