“Burke shows again that he’s not just a comic genius, but also a fine dramatic writer and storyteller.” – Booklist. “Prose both scabrous and poetic.” – Publishers Weekly. “Proust meets Chandler over a pint of Guinness.” – Spectator. “Among the most memorable books of the year, of any genre.” – Sunday Times. “A hardboiled delight.” – Guardian. “Imagine Donald Westlake and Richard Stark collaborating on a screwball noir.” – Kirkus Reviews. “A cross between Raymond Chandler and Flann O’Brien.” – John Banville.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

'No Such Thing As Bad Publicity' Dept. # 3,019: The Torso In The Canal, John Mooney

So where were you when you first heard about the torso in the canal? The news that Kathleen Mulhall is to be brought back from Britain to face charges over the murder and dismemberment of Farah Swaleh Noor in 2005 reinforces the shocking content of John Mooney's bestselling non-fiction offering from Maverick House:
"The Torso in the Canal explores the circumstances surrounding the notorious killing and the effect it had on those involved. Based on exclusive interviews with relatives, friends and investigators, this comprehensive book reveals new information about the investigation and the backgrounds of both the killers, and their victim."

Jump here for an interview with John Mooney and here for an extract from the book ... Gerry Ryan liked it, but don't let that put you off.

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