Meet Detective Inspector Andy Gilchrist of the constabulary of St. Andrews, Scotland, as he races the clock to stop a serial killer
Six corpses have appeared in the cobbled back streets of St. Andrews in recent times, all known spousal abusers who suffered the same gruesome fate: stabbed to death in the left eye. But with no new leads left to explore, detective Andy Gilchrist is forced off the case.
What is the significance of the left eye? Gilchrist can’t seem to focus on anything else, and with his career and his reputation on the line, he vows to catch the killer even if it means he must do it alone.
“Everything I look for in a crime novel.” —Louise Welsh
“A tense, fast-paced crime novel.” —Scottish Review of Books
“The completely unexpected plot twists and the simple humanity of the characters have you hooked.” —Scots Magazine
“The suspense never wavers.” —Clarissa Dickson Wright
Praise for the Andy Gilchrist series
“A high-tension, fast-paced crime thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat until the very last page. If you like detective novels set in Europe, you’ll love Tooth for a Tooth. If you haven’t tried one? Start with Muir.” —Allison Brennan
“On its own, the murder mystery that opens Tooth for a Tooth would be enough for most novels. But when it all turns highly personal for DCI Andy Gilchrist, Tooth kicks into high gear and accelerates straight through to the harrowing finale. This is my first Gilchrist. Must go back for the others.” —F. Paul Wilson
“An edgy emotive thriller that winds up the tension to an edge of the cliff climax.” —Caro Ramsay
“Muir’s imagery is characteristic of the hard-boiled but his subtexts are Calvinism laid bare. I’m looking forward to the rest of this series.” —Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
“Every golfer’s nightmares include water hazards and sand traps, but none can compare with what lies in the Road Hole bunker at the revered St. Andrews course in Scotland: a severed human hand clutching a note…. Fans of police-procedural thrillers can hope that more will be available soon.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch
“Gilchrist is no shining knight but a complex and troubled man struggling with his own shortcomings. Readers should look forward to seeing more of this earnest detective.” —Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine
“The jaws of this book grab you, bite down and hold you in their grip . . . Muir layers on the depth as the storyline twists and turns to an explosive conclusion.” —Daily Record