Krystyna Green, publishing director of Constable, writes:
T.F. Muir’s 12th DCI Andy Gilchrist thriller, The Killing Mood, has just been published in hardback but Dead Find, number 11 in the series, is out in paperback now. It reunites Andy with his team of detectives working out of the picturesque town of St Andrews and brings them together investigating a murder at the Royal and Ancient. As this is the third corpse to have been discovered in those grounds over the run of the series, it does flag the golf course as being potentially the most dangerous in the world. But at least this death is gangland-related so visiting golfers can rest easy: the body found in the shallow grave there turns out to be the missing brother of Scotland’s late crime patriarch, Jock Shepherd. But his brother, Rab, pulled out of the family business over twenty years ago and moved to Australia where he allegedly lived an honest and wealthy life. The discovery of his body confirms otherwise.
And so begins Dead Find; in the words of The Scotsman: ‘Muir doesn’t do subtlety but he does do bloody but brilliant thrillers’ . And I think this sums up this latest DCI Gilchrist outing perfectly!