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Dead Cold

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7th November 2024

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Selected: Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781408720387

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St Andrews, Scotland: When a woman’s eviscerated body is found on the golf course close to the Fairmont Hotel, DCI Andy Gilchrist and his associate DS Jessie Janes are assigned the investigation. But the post mortem examination uncovers a shocking detail that must be kept from the public.

Who could carry out such a brutal murder? And what is the significance of the gruesome trophy?

But DNA uncovers links to a murder committed thirty years earlier, and has Gilchrist fearing a killer of old has resurfaced, or worse, a debut serial killer setting out to learn his murderous trade. The hunt for the killer forces Gilchrist down a dangerous path that puts his and Jessie’s life in danger, and ultimately leads them to a mind-playing madman who will kill again rather than go to prison.

As Gilchrist homes in on the murderer, he finds himself relentlessly drawn into the killer’s mind games, and a desperate fight for his life, in which there can only be one winner.

Has Gilchrist finally met his match?


‘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

‘DCI Gilchrist gets under your skin. Though, determined, and a bit vulnerable, this character will stay with you long after the last page.’ Anna Smith

‘Gripping!’ Peterborough Telegraph