Hodder Headline are all a-swirl with excitement that erstwhile actress Tana French's (left) Into the Woods has now sold into 13 territories, although they're probably nowhere near as delirah-'n'-exirah with the rather mixed readers' reviews it's been getting, particularly when it comes to the ending. What's wrong, people? Never heard of an ambiguous denouement before? Bloody ingrates, etc. Tap-dance over here to see and hear Tana do her 'exquisitely gorgeous actress/author' thingymagummy ... yep, we think she looks a lot like how a young Jamie Lee Curtis might with a gun to her head too.
“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.