Savage Night, Paperback
2 out of 5 (1 rating)


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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 351 pages
  • Publisher: Birlinn General
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781846970962



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This book offered just two dramatic features: the plotting was a farce and the characterisation was a tragedy.Since the success of Christopher Brookmyre's early novels featuring Jack Parlabane there has been a plethora of would-be imitators, of whom Allan Guthrie had hitherto been one of the more successful, who feel that an excess of squalor and a sprinkling of gallows humour is all that is needed to generate another 'Scottish Noir' winner. Sadly, I feel that a bit more is required, such as a coherent plot and at least one plausible character. I did look for them but I must have blinked and missed them.

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