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Blood Torment

(2016)
(The sixth book in the DI Gilchrist series)
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When a three-year old girl is reported missing, DCI Andy Gilchrist is assigned the case. But Gilchrist soon suspects that the child's mother - Andrea Davis - may be responsible for her daughter's disappearance, or worse, her murder.

The case becomes politically sensitive when Gilchrist learns that Andrea is the daughter of Dougal Davis, a former MSP who was forced to resign from Scottish Parliament after being accused of physically abusing his third wife. Now a powerful businessman, Davis demands Gilchrist's removal from the case when his investigation seems to be stalling. But then the case turns on its head when Gilchrist learns that a paedophile, recently released from prison, now lives in the same area as the missing child. The paedophile is interrogated but hours later his body is found on the beach with evidence of blunt force trauma to the head, and Gilchrist launches a murder investigation.

As pressure relentlessly mounts on Gilchrist, he begins to unravel a dark family secret, a secret he believes will solve the fate of the missing child.

Praise for T.F. Muir:

'Rebus did it for Edinburgh. Laidlaw did it for Glasgow. Gilchrist might just be the bloke to put St Andrews on the crime fiction map.' Daily Record

'A truly gripping read, with all the makings of a classic series.' Mick Herron

'Gripping and grisly, with plenty of twists and turns that race along with black humour.' Craig Robertson

'Gilchrist is intriguing, bleak and vulnerable... if I were living in St Andrews I'd sleep with the lights on.' Anna Smith

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"St Andrews has long been crying out for its own crime series: top man Frank Muir, for providing it, with work that's as mysterious as the place itself." - Quintin Jardine


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Hardback Editions

May 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: Blood Torment (DCI Andy Gilchrist)
Author(s): T F Muir
ISBN: 1-4721-2116-3 / 978-1-4721-2116-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
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Paperback Editions

February 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Blood Torment (DCI Andy Gilchrist)
Author(s): T F Muir
ISBN: 1-4721-2088-4 / 978-1-4721-2088-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
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May 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Blood Torment (DCI Andy Gilchrist)
Author(s): T F Muir
ISBN: 1-4721-2115-5 / 978-1-4721-2115-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

March 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Blood Torment: DI Gilchrist, Book 6
Author(s): T F Muir
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


March 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Blood Torment: DI Gilchrist, Book 6
Author(s): T F Muir
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon AU   


March 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Blood Torment: DI Gilchrist, Book 6
Author(s): T F Muir
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


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May 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Blood Torment
Author(s): T F Muir
Publisher: Constable
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May 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Blood Torment (DCI Andy Gilchrist Book 6)
Author(s): T F Muir
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU