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by Tony Black

Gutted Synopsis

When the gangland owner of a pit bull that killed a three-year-old girl is found gutted on an Edinburgh hill Gus Dury is asked to investigate, and soon finds himself up to his neck in the warring underworld of the city's sink estates. Amidst illegal dog fights, a missing fifty grand and a police force and judiciary desperate to cover their links to a brutal killing, Gus must work fast to root out the truth, whilst the case sinks its teeth ever deeper into him.

Gutted Press Reviews

Absolutely gripping - a labyrinth of violence, secrets and emotion. This is a true rollercoaster of a read. * * As washed-up private detectives go, Gus Dury is compelling - he's as hard as any criminal, as twice as self-destructive. -- William Leith * Evening Standard * Sitting somewhere between the raw grit of Welsh and the genius of Rankin, Gutted deserves to be the thriller hit of the summer * Scottish Daily Record * Tony Black is the latest of the seemingly unending stream of good Scottish crime writers who have in common the ability to portray vividly the underbelly of Scottish inner-city criminality ... The dialogue fizzes and the whole is suffused with black humour. Celtic Noir is in rude health -- Marcel Berlins * The Times * Only two books in and Tony Black is already one of my favourite living crime writers. Gutted is simply superb * Nick Stone, author of Mr Clarinet *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781848090538
Publication date: 7th January 2010
Author: Tony Black
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 304 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Tony Black

Tony Black is an award-winning journalist who has written for most of the national newspapers. He is the author of Paying For It. He lives in Edinburgh

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