“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, August 8, 2007

Ask Not For Whom The Bell Polls

Last week, we asked YOU to decide on the best ever Irish crime fiction debut and YOU said, “We’re not telling you again – ring this number just once more and we’re getting a barring order.” Sheesh. Can’t we just be friends, eh? No? Okay, be like that. And for what it’s worth, yes, your ass did look big in that. Every that. Anyhoo, the result of last week’s poll to discover the best ever Irish crime fiction debut ever was … (drum roll ‘n’ trumpet parp please, maestro) …
Every Dead Thing by John Connolly (27%)
Dead I Well May Be by Adrian McKinty (22%)
Divorcing Jack by Colin Bateman (22%)
Quinn by Seamus Smyth (16%)
In The Woods by Tana French (11%)
Wanna quibble, punk? The comment box is officially open: let the inquibbilating begin …

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