Winner of Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year, 2007
Short-listed for the CWA Debut Dagger
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Edinburgh, Dead of Winter.
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. Suddenly they are stalked by the police, sleazy private eyes, and a cold-blooded killer who may be the only one not looking for a cut of the money.
This lean and muscular crime caper with a seriously twisted dark side was shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger in the UK. TWO-WAY SPLIT is an explosive introduction to the raw talent of Allan Guthrie, one of crime fiction’s hottest new writers.
Ed Gorman: “This is a memorable and stunning and pitch-perfect debut and one you should grab forthwith. I can’t remember a first novel this good in a long, long time.”
Sarah Weinman: “The kind of noir novel that moves so fast you can’t keep up with the plot twists but forces you to think about what’s happening because everything fits together so perfectly.”
Charlie Stella: “Guthrie nails the darker side with this debut … a compelling read that leaves me wondering about the fun a David Lynch might have with this story adapting it to the silver screen.”
Allan Guthrie was born in Orkney, but has lived in Edinburgh for most of his adult life. He is married to Donna. He has published several short stories in a variety of magazines and anthologies. TWO-WAY SPLIT is his first novel. His second novel, KISS HER GOODBYE, was nominated for an Edgar Award. His third novel is HARD MAN. Visitors are always welcome at his website, Noir Originals.