“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, May 15, 2007
What KT Did Next: Author In 'Writes Another Book' Shocker!
He may stop a tad short, perhaps, of looking 'rather pleasantly like a blond satan', but KT McCaffrey (right) is definitely in touch with his inner Spade in this photo-op with the Meath Chronicle from last month. The point of the exercise? To promote the release of the latest Emma Boylan thriller, Bishop's Pawn, which was published, erm, back in January. Ah well, better late than never, eh? This time the patented McCaffrey neat twist has Emma reading her own obituary, and finding herself dragged into the apparent suicide of a bishop's illegitimate daughter - which Emma witnessed herself. It's doing very well for itself over in the UK, thanks for asking ... Oh, and better late than never # 2: anyone who missed out on McCaffrey's previous Boylan, The End of the Line (2003), can catch up with an extract here ...