“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.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
"Alibis? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Alibis ... Oh."
No half-measures for Dave Torrans and the No Alibis crew when they go celebrating their 10th anniversary - not only will the occasion see the launch of John Connolly's (right) The Unquiet, but also the launch of No Alibis' first publication, a special limited-edition version of Connolly's The Book of Lost Things. And as if that wasn't enough, Declan Hughes (left) will be on hand to launch The Colour of Blood. Crikey! A stellar cast, no less ... It all kicks off at Belfast's Ormeau Baths Gallery at 6pm on Saturday 19th, with music provided by The Winding Stair and Cat Malojian, and is scheduled to run, rather ominously, 'until late'. Don't say you weren't warned ... and tell 'em Crime Always Pays sent ya.