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, is scheduled for publication in the first half of 2005.
Visitors are always welcome at his website, Noir
SPLIT by Allan Guthrie
shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger
nominated for the Saltire Society Book of the Year award
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."
"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."
Starr: "In the tradition of Irvine Welsh and Ian
Rankin, Allan Guthrie chronicles life in the underbelly of Edinburgh
with dazzling grace. TWO-WAY SPLIT is a hard-edged, fast paced
noir thriller with outstanding dialogue and plenty of unforgettable
REVIEWS: " this debut makes Edinburgh even grimmer
than Ian Rankin's been warning ... A tight little mood piece whose
mood, like Rankin's, is black and blue."