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Dead Catch


We’re back up to Scotland with this week’s Friday Read, to the picturesque town of St Andrews which is the stomping ground of DCI Andy Gilchrist and his team we’ve come to know and love over seven earlier outings.

This time the action kicks off in an area of outstanding beauty – the Tentsmuir forest and beach in Fife. But what is not so lovely is the boat found washed up on the shore, complete with a mutilated corpse in the hold. And so we begin a journey which takes Andy Gilchrist to the heartland of organised Scottish crime, where the main overlords of the criminal underworld are fighting it out for supremacy . . . and the battle comes to a head not in Glasgow or Edinburgh, but in St Andrews – the very opposite of the rather sleepy university town we all thought it was!

So if you like your crime Scottish, fast-paced and decidedly noir, get stuck into Dead Catch this weekend. And if you’re up in St Andrews this month, have a look in the local bookstores where Frank is planning a number of events – hopefully you may catch him at one of those.

Krystyna Green