Guthrie, Allan Slammer

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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...

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Guthrie's prose is a series of short, sharp shocks, reeking of the visceral brutality of the toughest contemporary noir...those who enjoy the darker side of the genre are in for some serious thrills with this, his fifth novel. --Guardian

A book as inventive and groundbreaking as it is magnificently written…'Slammer' is the most relentlessly page-turning novel this reviewer has come across in a long, long time…a superb novel that will leave you thinking hard about life for a long time afterwards, and there's not much higher praise than that --The Scotsman

A witty and inventive stylist --Washington Post

About the Author:

Allan Guthrie was born in Orkney and now lives in Edinburgh with his wife, Donna. In 2007 he won the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award for his debut novel, 'Two-Way Split'. 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. Award nominations: CWA Debut Dagger, MWA Edgar Award, Mystery Ink Gumshoe Award and Anthony Award. Visit his website at www.allanguthrie.co.uk.

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