"...those who enjoy the darker side of the genre are in for some serious thrills with this..."
Laura Wilson, The Guardian
Published in the UK by Polygon (March 19th, '09) and in the US by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Nov '09).
Latest news – updated 3rd APRIL
SELF-EDITING FOR NOVELISTS WORKSHOP IN PORTREE, SKYE
On April 18th, I'll be teching an all-day workshop on self-editing for novelists, from 10AM to 4.30PM. Click here to book.
LEN WANNER's TARTAN NOIR LAUNCH EVENT, EDINBURGH
On April 27th, I'll be talking with the author of Tartan Noir, Len Wanner, and his publisher, Adrian Searle of Freight Books, about Scottish crime fiction at the splendid Looking Glass Books. Free but ticketed. Click here to book.
BOUCHERCON 2015, RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA
I'm delighted to be one of the International Guests of Honor at Bouchercon this year along with the wonderful Zoe Sharp. Click here for more info.
KILL CLOCK: REVISED AND EXTENDED EDITION
Gordon Pearce is a nice enough sort of guy. Just as long as you don't get on his wrong side.
One evening while he's taking his dog for a stroll, a double-crossing ex-girlfriend turns up out of the blue with a couple of scruffy toddlers and a tall tale involving loan sharks, death threats and something called a 'kill clock'. She begs Pearce for help. Claims he's her last resort. But he's convinced she's trying another one of her cons. Last time he saw her, she fleeced him good and proper, and he's not going to let that happen again.
But as the night goes on, doubts start to creep in. Problem is, Pearce can't afford to believe her. Because if she's telling the truth, he has until midnight to rustle up twenty grand in cash or he'll have another death on his conscience.
This edition is a revised and expanded version of the original 2007 novella, published by Barrington Stoke.
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Allan Guthrie is an award-winning novelist, literary agent with Jenny Brown Associates and co-founder of publishing company Blasted Heath. He lives in Edinburgh with his wife, Donna, and two Maine Coon cats, Rudi and Lola. Click here to read more about Allan and his books. Or click below for information on specific titles.
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