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Killing Mum

Killing Mum

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Using a tanning salon as a front, Edinburgh-based Carlos Morales runs an operation that arranges contract killings.

Slight snag: his hit man’s in jail and won’t be out for a while. So when an anonymous – and very generous – payment arrives on account, Carlos decides to take the job on himself. He’s a pro. It can’t be that hard. But once the ‘mark’ is revealed, Carlos is forced to re-think his plans.

This is no longer business - it’s personal - because the ‘mark’ is his mother…

“Blacker than a dog’s guts.”Pulp Pusher

“Speedy, dialogue-driven and cleverly structured.”Sunday Herald

“A dark, perfectly placed journey through psychoses, surreality and the twilight world of noir.”Crime Scene Scotland

“Razor-sharp characterization and an evocative sense of place…dark and splendid.”the Guardian

“Guthrie writes with an urgency, energy, cynical realism and mastery of casual violence that is rarely encountered in British crime writing”The Times

“Guthrie’s control of this dark material is sheer wizardry.”the Scotsman