Allan Guthrie

Kiss Her Goodbye

A Scottish thug needs help clearing his name when he’s accused of killing his daughter in this hard-boiled mystery by the author of Two-Way Split.
When people in Edinburgh need 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 troubles of his own. His teenage daughter’s been found dead, an apparent suicide. Then the police arrest him for murder. But, for once, Joe is innocent. With help from Scotland’s hardest men—and one woman—he sets out to discover who has framed him and to deliver his own brutal brand of justice.
Praise for Kiss Her Goodbye
“A tough and fresh take on the classic hard-boiled tale…vivid, smart and stylish.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“Guthrie writes with an urgency, energy, cynical realism and mastery of casual violence that is rarely encountered in British crime writing.” —The Times (UK)
“A page-turning countdown to [a] violent explosion . . . a throwback to pulp fiction’s heyday.” —Giant Magazine
“The writing is tight, the story as poised and precisely plotted as the finest of Ed McBain’s procedural gems.” —The Scotsman (UK)DESC>
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FICTION / Mystery & Detective / International Crime & Mystery
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled
FICTION / World Literature / Scotland / 21st Century
Allan Massie
236 printed pages
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