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Mean streets of St andrew's,
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This review is from: Eye for an Eye (Paperback)
I've been to St Andrew's many times and although I knew that it had a dark and dangerous past, I had no idea it was such a hotbed of violence, sexual shenanigans and multiple murder.
At least, that's th...
e St Andrew's of Frank Muir's debut novel.
The local tourist board will no doubt prefer to punt the virtues of the town's history, its university and that game where they batter a wee white ball round the green and try to get it into the wee hole, but Frank gives us a whole new insight into this seaside resort.
It's a dark tale, gritty and, in places, grotty. No-one could call the world of his hero DI Gilchrist in any way cosy. These are mean streets, man, and there are seriously deranged individuals rubbing shoulders with the tourists and the royal students.
The dialogue is smart, crisp and snappy - just the way I like it - the characterisation deft. The setting is also vividly realised.
There have been more DI Gilchrist novels released since this one - the latest just last week - and based on the evidence of this initial outing I will be returning to the dark wynds and sea sprayed streets of Fife.