“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 2, 2007

Crime Never Sleeps. Or Ken Bruen, For That Matter

Does Ken Bruen (above, left, with Lawrence Block at the launch of Dublin Noir) ever sleep? We'd just finished his latest Jack Taylor outing, Cross, when we heard about American Skin, and now there's rumours about another standalone title, Once Were Cops. Jump on Spinetingler and Pulppusher for more info ... or you could always jump on Crimespace to hear and see Ken reading from Cross. Opening line: "It took them a time to crucify the kid." Which is nice-ish ...

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