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, is scheduled for publication in the first half of 2005. Visitors are always welcome at his website, Noir Originals.

TWO-WAY SPLIT by Allan Guthrie
shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger
nominated for the Saltire Society Book of the Year award

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."

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."

Jason 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 bad guys."

KIRKUS 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."

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September 22, 04

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