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Hard Man

by Allan Guthrie

Books of the Month - <b>September</b> Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

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April 2008 Book of the Month.

Brutal, violent, Edinburgh-based, hard-boiled, dark tale of the criminal underworld, dysfunctional families, senseless violence and bad men.  It rips along – utterly unputdownable.

Comparison: Stuart MacBride, Patrick Quinlan, Simon Lewis – Bad Traffic.

Sarah Broadhurst

Hard Man Synopsis

Has Pearce finally found his match? A time-served Edinburgh hard man, Pearce is still recovering from the recent loss of his mother in a stabbing incident in a post office robbery. He’s invited by the dysfunctional Baxter family to protect their pregnant 16-year-old daughter from Wallace, her 26-year-old husband, a man with a penchant for killing family pets. Having found out that the baby’s not his, Wallace has sworn vengeance. Pearce declines the job: he’s no babysitter. But when Wallace kills Pearce’s dog, he goes too far. Now it’s personal. Time to find out who the real hard man is.

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Hard Man Press Reviews

‘Hard Man is an Edinburgh festival of lip-smacking gruesomeness and black comedy, where every light at the end of the tunnel is an oncoming train.’ VAL McDERMID

‘Scorched earth writing. A hurtling, high-wire ballet of hard-boiled violence ... Riveting, nasty, dark, violent and utterly compelling. I couldn’t put it down.’ DENISE HAMILTON, Edgar-nominated author of Prisoner of Memory

‘Blew me to hell and gone … line on line of wondrous expression … moved me in ways that hurt.’ KEN BRUEN

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ISBN: 9781846970221
Publication date: 01/04/2008
Publisher: Polygon
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781846970221
Publication date: 1st April 2008
Author: Allan Guthrie
Publisher: Polygon
Format: Paperback
Genres: Books of the Month, Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,

About Allan Guthrie

Allan Guthrie was born in Orkney and now lives in Edinburgh with his wife, Donna. He has published several short stories in a variety of magazines and anthologies. Allan is webmaster/editor of Noir Originals, commissioning editor for both Pulp Originals and PointBlank Press, and a literary agent.   Maxim Jakubowski's view on Allan Guthrie... If Guthrie had an American equivalent, it would be the incomparable James Ellroy. His world is dark, action-filled, rough and ready and his new novel SLAMMER is another walk on the wild side, as a young prison officer takes flak from all quarters and is ...

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