Guthrie writes with an urgency, energy, cynical realism and mastery of casual violence that is rarely encountered in British crime writing.
Marcel Berlins, The Times
Published by Polygon (UK) and Hard Case Crime (US).
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Kiss Her Goodbye
*** Nominated for an Edgar award, 2006 ***
*** and an Anthony award, 2006 ***
*** and a Gumshoe award, 2006 ***
Violence is Joe Hope's business. So when his teenage daughter commits suicide, somebody's got to pay.
When people in Edinburgh want to borrow money, they go to Cooper. When they don't pay it back, they get a visit from Joe Hope.
But now Joe's got problems of his own. His teenage daughter is found dead, an apparent suicide. Then the police arrest him for murder.
But for once in his life, Joe's innocent – and with help from Scotland's hardest men (and one of Scotland's hardest women), he sets out to find the person who framed him and deliver his own brutal brand of justice.
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First published by Hard Case Crime, 2005