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Slammer

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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 obliged to assist a group of cons in a job that can only lead to more trouble. You can almost visualise the movie already.

If you like Allan Guthrie you might also like to read books by Malcolm Mackay, Peter Spiegelman and Ben Cheetham.

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Synopsis

Slammer by Allan Guthrie

Young prison officer Nicholas Glass is finding the stresses of the job increasingly hard to handle. Bullied and abused by inmates and colleagues alike, every day is getting longer than the one before. When a group of cons use outside help to threaten his wife and daughter, Glass agrees to help them out with a 'favour'. But, as their threats escalate, and one favour leads to another, Glass grows ever closer to breaking point. And when glass breaks, it shatters...

Reviews

'His prose snarls, squeals and spits' The Independent

'One of the new kings of tartan noir' The Herald

About the Author

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 obliged to assist a group of cons in a job that can only lead to more trouble. You can almost visualise the movie already.

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Book Info

Publication date

31st March 2009

Author

Allan Guthrie

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Author's Website

www.allanguthrie.co.uk/

Publisher

Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited an imprint of Birlinn General

Format

Paperback
224 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781846970979

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