Search Results: "Allan Guthrie"


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SAVAGE NIGHT by Allan Guthrie
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2008

"Breakneck pace, addictively slangy prose and gallows humor. Guthrie (Hard Man, 2007, etc.) is certainly an original."
Two petty Edinburgh criminal clans lock horns in a darkly funny vendetta. Read full book review >

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HARD MAN by Allan Guthrie
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 4, 2007

"By turns hilarious and horrifying, Guthrie's original voice grabs the reader and doesn't let go."
An Edinburgh thug gets caught in the middle of a violent family fracas. Read full book review >

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SLAMMER by Allan Guthrie
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 18, 2009

"Hard-boiled and then some, with no reprieve for the emotionally squeamish. Guthrie (Savage Night, 2008, etc.) has more plot twists up his sleeve than a Vegas card shark, and each is as clever as it is horrific."
Noir exposé of an Edinburgh prison guard. Read full book review >

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TWO-WAY SPLIT by Allan Guthrie
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 5, 2004

"A tight little mood piece whose mood, like Rankin's, is black and blue."
Short-listed for a Crime Writers' Association Dagger, this debut makes Edinburgh even grimmer than Ian Rankin's been warning. Read full book review >

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FRANKIE MURPHY'S KISS LIST by Donna Guthrie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"Believable, endearing characters, snappy dialogue, and a good story make this latest from Guthrie (The Witch Who Lives down the Hall, 1985) an authentic, funny slice of pre-junior-high life. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Travis Marshall has had enough of Frankie Murphy's bragging about Philadelphia, where he used to live, and about the girls he's kissed. Read full book review >

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Released: June 4, 2013

"A thriller of a tale and a worthy scene-setter for this summer's trophy defense in San Francisco Bay."
How billionaire Larry Ellison and his Oracle team succeeded in returning the America's Cup, the premier prize in global yachting, to the United States. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 18, 2011

"Engaging proof that ordinary people can do extraordinary things."
A dramatic David vs. Goliath account of a church under siege by its own power structure. Read full book review >

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WOODY'S 20 GROW BIG SONGS by Woody Guthrie
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1992

"Also available with a cassette recording by son Arlo. (Nonfiction. 0-6)"
With easy, singable tunes, lots of repetitive verses with real child appeal, and the hallowed folk singer's own lively, freely rendered sketches, this replication of an unpublished book that the Guthries put together in 1948 for their children will be especially valuable to parents and in day-care centers. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN THE COTSWOLDS by Jr. Guthrie
Released: May 1, 1989

A low-keyed addition to the series featuring Montana's Sheriff Chick Charleston and wife Geeta (No Second Wind, etc.)—now visiting the English village of Upper Beech-wood in the Cotswolds, where Geeta hopes to trace her forebears and do some antiquing. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Just the thing for aspiring astronauts and rocketeers."
Engaging account of the race to get a rocket up to the Karman line without getting NASA involved. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF EARTH by Woody Guthrie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"An entertainment—and an achievement even more than a curiosity, yet another facet of Guthrie's multiplex talents."
Radical American folk singer Guthrie, gone 45 years now, turns in an accomplished if somewhat symbol-dense piece of fiction. Read full book review >

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HONEYKY HANUKAH by Woody Guthrie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Sure to become a tradition at Hanukkah parties everywhere. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A Woody Guthrie Hanukkah folk tune written in part for his wife's Jewish family is brought to life with droll cartoon illustrations and a toe-tapping klezmer musical arrangement. Read full book review >