POISONED CHERRIES (Amateur Sleuth/Carpenter-Scotland-Cont) - VG
Quintin Jardine – 6th in Oz Blackstone series
Headline, 2002- U.K. Hardcover
Oz Blackstone, former inquiry agent, is now an actor whose star is on the rise. He is asked by a favor by former lover, Alison Goodchild, that results in them finding her business partner dead and Alison framed for the murder.
Oz Blackstone is the lighter of Jardine’s two series, the other being police procedurals featuring Bob Skinner. Still, the character admits he’s finally growing up and getting his life in order. He is clearly loyal to his friends, family and former lovers. It’s an enjoyable book with some very good moments and an excellent twist at the end.