By Allan Guthrie
Nominated for Edgar, Anthony and Gumshoe awards, KISS HER so long is a hard-hitting crime novel a couple of violent guy confronting the truth of his daughter's death.
Violence is Joe Hope's company. while humans in Edinburgh are looking to borrow funds, they visit Cooper. once they don't pay it again, they get a trip from Joe Hope.
But now Joe's acquired difficulties of his personal. His teenage daughter is located lifeless, an obvious suicide. Then the police arrest him for murder.
But for as soon as in his existence, Joe's blameless – and with support from Scotland's toughest males (and one in all Scotland's toughest women), he units out to discover the individual that framed him and bring his personal brutal model of justice. in any case, a person has to pay.
Praise for KISS HER GOODBYE
"Guthrie writes with an urgency, strength, cynical realism and mastery of informal violence that's hardly ever encountered in British crime writing"
– Marcel Berlins, The Times
"A digital vintage that takes the style to its pared-back, squealing restrict. The writing is tight, the tale as poised and accurately plotted because the best of Ed McBain's procedural gemstones. Guthrie's keep an eye on of this darkish fabric is sheer wizardry."
– The Scotsman
– manhattan Post
"... prose and scenes are lean and sharp, outfitted for pace, equipped for pleasure, with characters who instantly make an effect as forceful as a baseball bat via a vehicle windscreen."
– pictures Magazine
"...this darkish and violent tapestry will take up you"
– Sydney Morning Herald
Praise for TWO-WAY SPLIT
"Seek him out and purchase his book."
– Ian Rankin, writer of Inspector John Rebus and writer of THE COMPLAINTS
– George Pelecanos, writer of THE CUT
"In the culture of Irvine Welsh and Ian Rankin, Allan Guthrie chronicles lifestyles within the underbelly of Edinburgh with impressive grace. TWO-WAY break up is a hard-edged, fast moving noir mystery with striking discussion and lots of unforgettable undesirable men. It's Scottish crime fiction with a distinct American hard-boiled twist."
– Jason Starr, writer of THE PACK
"… the entire great thing about BLUE VELVET and all of the madness of untamed AT HEART"
– Ray Banks, writer of BEAST OF BURDEN
"With razor-sharp characterisation and an evocative feel of position, the novel's speed by no means relents: the supremely broken characters that Guthrie evokes are seldom allow off the hook, and stew all through of their fetid juices. darkish and splendid."
– The Guardian
"...a memorable and lovely and pitch-perfect debut and one you want to seize forthwith. I can't bear in mind a primary novel this stable in an extended, lengthy time."
– secret Scene
About the author:
Allan Guthrie is an award-winning Scottish crime author. His debut novel, TWO-WAY break up, was once shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger award and went directly to win the Theakston's Crime Novel Of The 12 months. he's the writer of 4 different novels: KISS HER so long (nominated for an Edgar), undesirable males (aka demanding MAN), SAVAGE evening and SLAMMER and 3 novellas: KILL CLOCK , KILLING MUM and BYE BYE child, a best Ten Kindle Bestseller. He's additionally co-founder of electronic publishing corporation, Blasted Heath, and a literary agent with Jenny Brown Associates.
From Publishers Weekly
Scottish writer Guthrie's moment novel (after Two-Way cut up) lives as much as difficult Case's popularity for gritty noir thrillers that pull no punches; as with different books within the sequence, it may be tricky to discover a unmarried likable personality. Joe desire provides strong-arm for the thuggish Cooper, an Edinburgh personal loan shark. the 2 have simply are available from an evening of breaking bones with baseball bats whilst Joe learns that his loved daughter, Gemma, has dedicated suicide. His anger instantly turns to spouse Ruth's cousin Adam, who runs a writer's retreat, to which Gemma moved years previous. Joe resented seeing his daughter go away domestic and charged Adam with retaining her. but if Joe is going to detailed vengeance on Adam, he reveals himself arrested for murder--Ruth's homicide. Joe and Adam turn into not going allies as an unsightly frameup starts to emerge. darkish, almost certainly incestuous, secrets and techniques hang-out the family's prior; Adam's revelation of Gemma's diary sheds a few mild on them, yet different secrets and techniques stay to be informed prior to the inevitable, brutal showdown. This violent story comprises one of these coarse language and emotional roughness that lovers of this secret line have come to count on.
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'Excellent' George Pelecanos 'Kiss Her see you later by means of Allan Guthrie - the easiest factor to come back out of Scotland in view that Sean Connery.' Terror stories 'A solid good slice of gritty city noir' Bullet journal 'A masterpiece of noir' Benjamin Boulden, experience Fiction journal