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Tooth for a Tooth

DI Gilchrist, Book 3
Narrated by: David Monteath
Series: DI Gilchrist, Book 3
Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

What secrets from the past was he about to uncover?

When a woman's skeleton is discovered in a shallow grave, DCI Andy Gilchrist is tasked with finding her murderer. But a psychic's warnings and markings on a rusted cigarette lighter found among the rotted remains set Gilchrist off on a trail that will take him back 35 years - back to his past and on course to find his brother's killer in a fatal hit and run accident.

When dental records from an extracted tooth force Gilchrist to confront the unthinkable - that his brother was her killer - he keeps his fears to himself, only to be suspended on suspicion of destroying evidence. But Gilchrist battles on in his quest for answers. Who was the woman? Why was she murdered? And was the fatal hit and run really an accident?

About the author: Born in Glasgow and now a dual UK/US citizen, Frank is a crime novelist with the first two books of his DCI Andy Gilchrist series published - the first, Eye for an Eye, won the Pitlochry Award for the best crime novel by an unpublished writer, and the second, Hand for a Hand, continues to garner great reviews. Frank is now working on his next Andy Gilchrist novel, another story suffused with dark alleyways, cobbled streets and all things gruesome.

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Critic Reviews

"Everything I look for in a crime novel" (Louise Welsh)
"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 bright new recruit to the swelling army of Scots crime writers" (Quintin Jardine)

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no tooth fairy

Would you consider the audio edition of Tooth for a Tooth to be better than the print version?

have not read print version

What was one of the most memorable moments of Tooth for a Tooth?

the scene at the quarry truth time

Which character – as performed by David Monteath – was your favourite?

DI gilchrest like the character and stan also

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes but time and chance over a couple of days

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Tooth and teeth

Well I enjoyed this oh it’s not earth shattering but it’s a fun read. The DI Gilchrist is a brave swashbuckling detective who gets himself into scary situations but seems to win out. It’s an ok read.

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Good story line but a little too drawn out

David Monteath is a brilliant narrator but story you drawn out. also didn't like the very short chapters

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  • loulabellauk
  • 11-04-2013

Great series so far

Loved these books having now read all three in the series currently available on audible. Really like this narrator and hope they will stick with him in future books in the series. You do need to read them in the correct order and will certainly enjoy them all the more for doing so. They are pretty clever books with enough twists and turns to keep you listening late into the night. Like Gilchrist and his sidekicks and would hope this series will continue to delight as the charactors are developed further, So far this author puts me in mind of Caro Ramsay who I am a great fan of.

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  • Simon
  • 12-10-2015

Best one so far

This is a high quality series and this is my favourite so far. Lots of twists and turns, a further development of Gilchrist's personal story and a fiendishly difficult crime to solve all brought to life with excellent narration.. It simply ticks all the boxes!

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  • Pip
  • 09-08-2013

Great book and very easy to listen to

Thoroughly enjoyed all 3 of these books and narrator very good- made it very easy to listen to and get into the book with the accent! Read in the wrong order but i don't think it really mattered. So glad I found these- really looked forward to switching on- shame there aren't anymore to listen to.

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  • JPH
  • 03-12-2017

Good story if a little long.

Enjoyed the story, involving the discovery of a woman's skeleton found in the grave of a man who had been buried back in the 1960's and mysteriously linking it to DCI Gilchrist's late brother Jack.

There are lots of twists and turns that not only involves the investigation into the historic murder of the woman but also the answer to who was responsible for the hit and run that killed Gilchrist's brother 35 years ago.

The introduction at the beginning of the story of the Psychic was a little far fetched and I didn't really see the point of her character at all. All she seemed to do was be an annoying obnoxious American writer, and her only clue to being a psychic was her mentioning to Gilchrist that she sees flames and to be careful!! 🤔

David Monteath's narration was as always brilliant. I'm looking forward to listening to the next in the series. Recommended.

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  • ms
  • 21-05-2016

First book from author for me - choice was totally random, due to others write ups.

I was really enjoying tale - till the last two hours ( other than the not too good welsh accent - but easily forgiven).
Confusing, unbelievable n feel let down by end...

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  • pollyfitz
  • 09-08-2013

Well written and well read

I enjoyed this very much from the plausible and exciting plot to the way the narrator brought the characters life. Each character was given a perfect voice and the ending had me unable to turn it off. Start to finish it was an exciting and twisty, turny plot and I thoroughly recommend it.

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  • Gavingks
  • 05-11-2013

Simple well paced and an excellent read/listen

I find the pace and simplicity if the story compelling with just enough twists and turns to keep you on your toes. the explanatory nature of some of the text is endearing as the story line is often hard to take.
The narration is excellent and totally in keeping with the story.
Will continue to listen to this series
Excellent book

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  • mollyeyre
  • 24-07-2013

Enjoyable

Generally, I enjoyed this novel, but I must say - there were so many characters that popped up that I got confused about the who and why! I am not brilliant at remembering names, and when someone was recalled to the story after a brief previous mention, in order that some link could be established, I had to seriously rack my brains to sort out the plot. I am not convinced I got it all - so may have to re-read.

I wasn't impressed by the presence of the Psychic who didn't lend much to the tale, but was a very strange character, almost offensive in some ways, and certainly not very likeable. Nor was I impressed by Andy Gilchrist's powers of deduction, I felt that he had hit on the right answer more by luck than judgement!

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  • Unknown
  • 11-09-2020

Gripping

Didn't disappoint. lots of loose ends though . really enjoyed the story but you're left wondering what about this person and that person.

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  • Marjorie Grimshaw
  • 16-08-2020

Tooth for a tooth

Very good story, a bit complex in places, well written. Narration, as always, excellent. It's easy to picture Andy in the narrator's voice