A writer of tough, fast, American-style pulp crime fiction, Allan Guthrie's first novel, Two-Way Split, was first published by American imprint PointBlank press - but it wasn't long before it was imported into Scotland. Despite having an American feel, his novels and short stories are set in Scotland: Two-Way Split in Edinburgh, Kiss Her Goodbye in Edinburgh and Orkney.
Two-Way Split was shortlisted for a CWA Debut Dagger, and nominated for a Saltire Society First Novel award. Having recently quit his bookselling job, Guthrie is now a full-time writer with a three-book deal with Edinburgh publishers, Polygon. He is also a literary agent and commissioning editor for PointBlank Press.
- Add to BasketBye Bye Baby - Paperback
When a young boy disappears, the investigating police officers are determined to find the boy and the truth behind his disappearance. But nothing is quite what it seems.
- Add to BasketKill Clock - Paperback
Pearce's ex-girlfriend is back and she needs 20 grand before midnight. Or she's dead. She doesn't have the money and nor does Pearce, and time is running out fast.
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Edinburgh-based Carlos Morales runs an operation that arranges contract killings. But Carlos hits a slight snag when his hitman is imprisoned, and he still has a very important account to settle. Being the pro that he is, Carlos takes on the job on himself - but he is about to come in for a very rude awakening.
- Kiss Her Goodbye - Paperback
When people in Edinburgh need to borrow money, they go to Cooper. When they don't pay it back, they get a visit from Joe Hope. But now Joe's got troubles of his own. His teenage daughter's been found dead, an apparent suicide. Then the police arrest him for murder. But, for once, Joe is innocent.
- Savage Night - Paperback
How much blood would you spill to avenge those you love? Andy Park passes out at the sight of blood, but he thinks he's discovered a way to make his family's enemies pay. He isn't prepared for the fall-out, though. This is a tragi-comedy of love and violence set in Scotland's capital city.
- Slammer - Paperback
Young prison officer Nicholas Glass is finding the stresses of the job increasingly hard to handle. When a group of cons use outside help to threaten his wife and daughter, Glass agrees to help them out with a 'favour'. But, as their threats escalate, and one favour leads to another, he grows ever closer to breaking point.
- Add to BasketTwo-Way Split - Paperback
Robin Greaves is an armed robber whose professionalism is put to the test when he discovers his wife has been sleeping with a fellow gang member. Robin plans the ultimate revenge, but things go from bad to worse when the gang bungles a post office robbery, leaving carnage in their wake.