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Hand for a Hand

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Publisher Comments:

The first book in a taut, action-packed new series set in St. Andrews, Scotland.

 

Murder. It’s the only word in a note clutched by the dismembered hand found on the lush green of a golf course in St. Andrews, Scotland. When DCI Andy Gilchrist learns the note is addressed to him, he realizes the thing he feared most has come to pass: a killer is deliberately targeting him. Though Gilchrist is no new hand at solving murders, this time he is overwhelmed by the flood of seemingly unconnected crises—the note clutched in the hand, his son’s missing girlfriend, his ex-wife’s failing health, and his boss’s decision to pair Gilchrist up with a scumbag detective from his past, who in turn is hiding evidence. Worse, the hand turns out to be just the beginning, and soon he’s faced with relentless parade of body parts.

Review:

"Scottish author Muir makes his U.S. debut with a ploddingly predictable whodunit, his second to feature Fife Det. Chief Insp. Andy Gilchrist (after Eye for an Eye). When a woman's severed hand is found clutching a note addressed to Gilchrist on the 17th hole of St. Andrews' Old Course, he's determined not only to head the investigation but to identify the victim. As more body parts spring up on the golf course, each with dire messages for Gilchrist, it's clear that the killer is targeting him. Gilchrist's rocky relationship with his grown children, Jack and Maureen, becomes even more fraught after the murdered woman is identified as Chloe Fullerton, Jack's girlfriend, making the detective positive that his daughter will be the next target. While Gilchrist and his team scramble to identify which criminal might hold such a grudge, Gilchrist spends too much of his time blustering about a case that most readers will have cracked early on. Agent: Al Zuckerman, Writers House." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

The first book in a tight, action-packed new series set in Scotland.

 

The cobbled lanes of St. Andrews, Scotland, have become the hunting ground of the most vicious serial killer Britain has ever known. Striking only during thunderstorms, choosing only victims who abuse women, the Stabber has Detective Inspector Andy Gilchrist and his team baffled until victim number six turns up. A surprise witness gives Gilchrist and his partner, the embittered Detective Sergeant Sa Preston, their first solid lead to the Stabber's identity. However, the media uproar offers Gilchrist's boss his golden opportunity to suspend Gilchrist and bring in the Scottish Crime Squad. With reckless resolve, Gilchrist takes on the case alone, risking it all in a heart-stopping race to catch the Stabber, knowing that any mistake could be his last.

About the Author

Born in Glasgow, Frank Muir was plagued from a young age with the urge to see more of the world than the rain sodden slopes of the Campsie Fells. Thirty-plus years of living and working overseas helped him appreciate the raw beauty of his home country. Now a dual US/UK citizen, Frank makes his home in the outskirts of Glasgow, Scotland, from where he visits St. Andrews regularly to research in the town’s many pubs and restaurants.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781616951818
Author:
Muir, Frank
Publisher:
Soho Crime
Author:
Muir, T. Frank
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Publication Date:
20121131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.2 x 1.1 in 1.2563 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Scottish author Muir makes his U.S. debut with a ploddingly predictable whodunit, his second to feature Fife Det. Chief Insp. Andy Gilchrist (after Eye for an Eye). When a woman's severed hand is found clutching a note addressed to Gilchrist on the 17th hole of St. Andrews' Old Course, he's determined not only to head the investigation but to identify the victim. As more body parts spring up on the golf course, each with dire messages for Gilchrist, it's clear that the killer is targeting him. Gilchrist's rocky relationship with his grown children, Jack and Maureen, becomes even more fraught after the murdered woman is identified as Chloe Fullerton, Jack's girlfriend, making the detective positive that his daughter will be the next target. While Gilchrist and his team scramble to identify which criminal might hold such a grudge, Gilchrist spends too much of his time blustering about a case that most readers will have cracked early on. Agent: Al Zuckerman, Writers House." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , The first book in a tight, action-packed new series set in Scotland.

 

The cobbled lanes of St. Andrews, Scotland, have become the hunting ground of the most vicious serial killer Britain has ever known. Striking only during thunderstorms, choosing only victims who abuse women, the Stabber has Detective Inspector Andy Gilchrist and his team baffled until victim number six turns up. A surprise witness gives Gilchrist and his partner, the embittered Detective Sergeant Sa Preston, their first solid lead to the Stabber's identity. However, the media uproar offers Gilchrist's boss his golden opportunity to suspend Gilchrist and bring in the Scottish Crime Squad. With reckless resolve, Gilchrist takes on the case alone, risking it all in a heart-stopping race to catch the Stabber, knowing that any mistake could be his last.

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