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Old 07-29-2009, 03:09 PM   #1
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Killing Mum, a crime thriller

Hi folks,

[EDIT]: This thread was originally about some thrillers I'd made available for the Kindle in the US. Alas, those editions are available no longer, so I'm deleting the irrelevant (and misleading) information. However, I do have a two crime thriller novellas out, one of which is a new edition of Killing Mum (published Dec '10), which is about a very unusual contract killing. Hope it sounds of interest.

It's available from Amazon UK, Amazon.com and on various formats from Smashwords


About the book:

Receiving ten grand as down payment on a hit isn't that much of a surprise to Carlos Morales. After all, arranging contract killings is his business. But he never expected that someone might want his mother dead!

What's equally troubling is the fact that the anonymous package arrived addressed to 'Charlie'. Only two people call him by that name: his wife and his mother. Has his wife just hired him to whack her mother-in-law? Or is his mother just looking for some help to put an end to her misery? Or maybe there's another answer entirely.

One thing's for sure: Carlos is about to find out.


Praise for KILLING MUM

"Dark, warped and funny, and with a surprising number of twists and turns for such a short book... Loved it." Big Beat From Badsville

"Nobody working today has Guthrie’s way with black humor and sweat-drenched suspense" Bookspot Central

"… another fantastic whirlwind of violence and intrigue from Allan Guthrie, who is fast becoming a master in his genre. It hits you a powerful punch in the very first paragraph and just gets darker from there on in." Euro Crime

"Guthrie packs his prose with real suspense, his usual droll take on human venality and enough surprises to keep you turning the pages quickly. A really nice piece of crime writing." Ed Gorman

"another fine contribution to hard-core noir by one if its finest contemporary practitioners" International Noir

About the author:

Allan Guthrie's debut novel, TWO-WAY SPLIT, was shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger and went on to win the Theakstons Crime Novel Of The Year. He is the author of four other novels: KISS HER GOODBYE (nominated for an Edgar), HARD MAN, SAVAGE NIGHT and SLAMMER, and three novellas: KILL CLOCK, KILLING MUM and BYE BYE BABY. When he's not writing, he's a literary agent with Jenny Brown Associates.

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