“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, July 4, 2007
The Missing In Action
Rejoice, o ye legion-like fans of Paul Kilduff (right) – the city slicker returns to the bookshelves next year with The Missing, in which a motley crew of investigators go in search of mysteriously vanished London lawyers, bankers and their ilk on an odyssey that takes them from London to Germany and on to the hedonistic fleshpots of Marbella. Huzzah! In other news, the former Headhunter is also diversifying into non-fiction with Ruinair, a humorous look at the world of cheap air travel, the title of which has absolutely no relevance whatsoever to any particular low-fare airline, o ye legion-like eagle-eyed lawyers. Anyhoo, you can catch The Missing in action if you jump over here, including all the blurb and an extract from the prologue. Which is nice …