Hand for a Hand (Paperback)
Soho Crime, 9781616952952, 321pp.
Publication Date: September 3, 2013
December 2012 Indie Next List
— Rita Moran, Apple Valley Books, Winthrop, ME
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Praise For Hand for a Hand…
Praise for Hand for a Hand
"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
“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.”
—Carol E. Barrowman, 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.”
"This new series snaps to life on the first page and refuses to let up until the end. T. Frank Muir is all about breakneck narrative thrills and he’s skilled at it."
—Mystery Scene Magazine
"Hand For A Hand” gives a whole new meaning to wicked slice."
—Dennis McCann, Wisconsin Golfer Magazine
"The story is thrilling. It is easy to get your heart caught in your throat as you read this mystery."
—I Love a Mystery
“Muir has a knack for twists and turns.... The combination of tension, emotional distress, and gore make this a great introduction [to the Andy Gilchrist series].”
—Out of the Gutter
“If you're a fan of British police procedurals, I recommend that you read Hand for a Hand.”
"Hand for Hand is a worthy introduction to a promising series."
Praise for the Andy Gilchrist Series
“Everything I look for in a crime novel.”
“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."
"The suspense never wavers."
—Clarissa Dickson Wright
"An edgy, emotive thriller that winds up the tension to an edge-of-the-cliff climax."