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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.
Guthrie edits an online crime-writing magazine, Noir Originals, and his most recent novel is Slammer.