A rash of grisly murders disrupts the Scottish coastal town of St. Andrews, putting the pressure on Andy Gilchrist, the hard-drinking, hard-working detective chief inspector charged with finding the killer. Life for a Life, book four in T. Frank Muir’s DCI Gilchrist Investigation series, is a true crime-fighting murder mystery loaded with action, humor, horror, and heart.
Newcomers to the Gilchrist series will be hooked from the start by the team at St. Andrews Crime Management Division, from prickly transfer DS Jessie Janes and her secrets to the lovely coroner Doctor Rebecca Cooper and the analytical mind of Gilchrist himself. Whether chasing down leads or downing chasers at the local pubs, personalities and private lives have unexpected repercussions when the case turns personal.
An exhilarating blend of action, suspense, and dangerous liaisons, the investigation confounds the police, who struggle to name a suspect. The twisted plot propels Gilchrist and Janes as they run into block after block, his level head and understated humor matching her sharp-tongued observations as the body count continues to rise, each slaughter more horrific than the last.
Pallas Gates McCorquodale
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