Hand for a Hand by T. Frank Muir

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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.

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About T. Frank Muir

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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.
Published November 13, 2012 by Soho Crime. 321 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History, Travel. Fiction

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This time there’s a note proclaiming “Massacre.” By the time the next body part, branded with the word “Bludgeon,” is discovered, Gilchrist knows he’s being personally engaged by the dismemberer, a fact borne out when his daughter goes missing.

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Review: DCI Andy Gilchrist is on a search for a killer, who is sending severed parts of a young woman's body to him, in Hand for a Hand, the second mystery — though the first to be published in the US — in this series by Frank Muir.

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