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The Meating Room
The Meating Room

The Meating Room

A DCI Gilchrist Investigation

A DCI Gilchrist Investigation


368 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, Mobipocket, EPUB

Trade Paper, $14.99 (US $14.99) (CA $19.99)

Publication Date: April 2017

ISBN 9781613737897

Rights: US & CA

Chicago Review Press (Apr 2017)
Academy Chicago Publishers


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When Thomas Magner's business partner is found dead in his car on the outskirts of St. Andrews, all evidence points to suicide. Meanwhile Magner, a wealthy property developer, is under investigation for a series of alleged rapes almost thirty years ago. In total, eleven women are prepared to go to court to testify against him, but one by one they withdraw their complaints until only six remain. With the procurator fiscal now reconsidering her case, one of the remaining accusers is found brutally murdered in her home. Even though Magner's alibi is rock solid, DCI Andy Gilchrist is convinced he is somehow responsible. But as Gilchrist and his sidekick DS Jessie Janes dig deeper, they begin to expose Magner's murky past and uncover a horrifying secret that has lain dormant for decades. Was Magner a serial rapist in his youth? Or was he something much worse? 


Praise for the DCI Gilchrist series "A truly gripping read, with all the makings of a classic series." —Mick Herron, winner of the 2013 CWA Gold Dagger Award "Everything I look for in a crime novel." —Louise Welsh, author of The Cutting Room  "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. DCI Gilchrist is set for a long career." —Quintin Jardine, author of the Bob Skinner mystery series

"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

"Tartan noir is already a significant force within the crime fiction world, and TF Muir is rapidly earning a place up there with the best." —Mystery People

"Read one Muir, and you may well want to read some others..." —Kingdom Books, Mysteries

"[The initial crimes] are only the tip of the iceberg as DCI Andy Gilchrist of the Fife Constabulary follows a dark and bloody trail of mayhem." —Kirkus Reviews

"A simply riveting read from cover to cover, The Meating Room clearly showcases author Frank Muir's complete mastery of the genre." —The Midwest Book Review

Author Biography

T. Frank Muir is a Scottish crime novelist known for his DCI Andy Gilchrist mysteries, which include Eye for an Eye, Hand for a Hand, Tooth for a Tooth, and Life for a Life. He lives on the outskirts of Glasgow, Scotland.