Savage Night Paperback – 5 Mar 2009
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Black comedy akin to the work of Christopher Brookmyre ... If you have a robust sense of humour, you'll love this. --The Observer
Glorious mayhem ... Guthrie is the best noir writer in the country at the moment --The Scotsman
Breakneck pace, addictively slangy prose and gallows humor. Guthrie is certainly an original. --Kirkus
How much blood would you spill to avenge those you love? Andy Park passes out at the sight of blood, but he thinks he's discovered a way to make his family's enemies pay. He isn't prepared for the fall-out, though. Before long, his teenage son is in mortal danger, and his daughter and her fiance are knee-deep in corpses. Meanwhile, a masked man known as Mr Smith is blackmailing Tommy Savage - for what, he has no idea. After an attempt to gain the upper hand has near-fatal results, Tommy and his brother find themselves heading to a graveyard with only a couple of swords and a bag of cash for company. A blood-pumping tragi-comedy of love and violence, "Savage Night" unfolds over six frenetic hours in Scotland's capital city.See all Product description
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This is a book that nededa concentration to read. There are multiple strands and flashbacks (preludes) to the murder that opens th book. But it's worth it, Guthrie winds up the tension and delivers piecemeal surprises. It's sharp, smart and gritty. Bloody brilliant.