Grey is a private detective.  He and his partner  are hired by Robin- a former child prodigy concert pianist who is also an armed robber – to find out if his wife is cheating on him.

Meanwhile, Pearce is fresh out of prison after doing ten years for murdering his sister’s drug dealer and is working for a loan shark while living with his mother, Hilda, who works in a post office that Robin and his ex-cop partner are planing to rob.

And there’s much, much more as Allan Guthrie brilliantly weaves all the convoluted  strands of the story together in as wild, hilarious, brutal and touching  an example of  British crime fiction as you’re likely to get.

Two-Way Split was- amazingly – Guthrie’s first novel and was the  2007 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel Of The Year. And you can certainly see why. Fantastic stuff.