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Writing Process Blog Chain

Okay, I’ve been asked by Caro Ramsay, the lovely looking crime writer with the long blonde hair, and whose books are always being nominated for some prize or another...


Busy little week

Happy to say that the launch of LIFE FOR A LIFE went well in Waterstones, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, and the following night in St. Andrews. Now about to head...


Can we really go it alone?

With all the talk about the imminent Scots’ referendum on independence, many of us are giving serious thought to the question, Can we really go it alone? How could...


THE KILLING CONNECTION paperback edition was published on 1st March 2018.  See below for all signing events. Everyone is welcome to come along to these FREE events


A DCI Gilchrist CHRISTMAS Short Story

When Isabelle McLaren is given the devastating news that her ten-year old son, Thomas, has only months to live, she takes him to St Andrews to see Hamish McHamish, the town’s beloved stray cat who Thomas believes can cure him, if only he gets to stroke him. But Hamish is missing, and when Thomas’s health takes a turn for the worse, Isabelle asks DCI Andy Gilchrist for help – find Hamish, and give her son his final wish. But in the season of goodwill to all men, will it take a cat to prove that miracles can still happen…?

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THE KILLING CONNECTION will be in all Waterstones UK stores from 1st March 2018, Check below for latest information on book signings.   On 1st September 2015, US publisher, Chicago Review Press, published number four in the DCI Andy Gilchrist series - LIFE FOR A LIFE - under the author name T. Frank Muir. Number five - THE MEATING ROOM - was launched on Thursday, 18th September 2014, in Waterstone’s Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow.  The event was well attended, despite it being held on Referendum night, and Glasgow Celtic playing in Europe. Delighted to say that the post-launch event went even better.


Book signings are continually being organised, and will be announced here. Expect to see some signings after the launch of THE KILLING CONNECTION.

  • I am delighted to announce that I will be in Waterstones, Stirling, on Saturday, 10th March 2018 at 12:00 noon for in-store signings of THE KILLING CONNECTION.  Hope to see you there.
  • And following Stirling, I will be in Waterstones, Kirkcaldy on Saturday, 17th March 2018 at 1:00pm. The following weekend, I will be in Waterstones, St Andrews, on 24th March at 1:00pm to sign copies of all of my books and in-store signings of THE KILLING CONNECTION.


I am delighted to announce that the paperback edition of number seven in the DCI Andy Gilchrist series – THE KILLING CONNECTION was published by Constable on 1st March 2018. It is also available in hardback, ebook, and audio. Thrilled to announce that all seven books are now available in Audio Format from AUDIBLE (UK), with EYE FOR AN EYE having reached number 30 in Audible’s best-sellers chart, and HAND FOR A HAND and TOOTH FOR A TOOTH the top 50.  And the voice-over actor, David Monteath, tells a wonderful story with that smooth as Scottish honey voice of his - just listen to him with a wee whisky, and it’s as good as a hot toady!!!  Brilliant. Delighted, stunned, and proud to announce that in November 2012 EYE FOR AN EYE reached number one on Amazon’s paid Kindle chart, with HAND FOR A HAND and TOOTH FOR A TOOTH coming in at numbers three and four, respectively. And all on the same day. Wow. In fact, make that a double wow.