“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.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

The Best Things In Life Are Free … Books

James Doyle gets in touch all the way from smelly, smoky London town, to suggest that Crime Always Pays – in conjunction with those Modesty Blaise-tastic folks at Souvenir Press – offer three copies of the reissued Modesty Blaise classic, A TASTE FOR DEATH, in a freebie giveaway. No sooner said than done, sir: if you – yes, YOU! – want to be in with chance of winning a gratis copy of A TASTE FOR DEATH, just answer the following question:
The author of the Modesty Blaise series is …
(a) Peter O’Donnell;
(b) Chris O’Donnell;
(c) Rosie O’Donnell.
To enter, just drop us a mail at dbrodb(at)gmail.com, putting ‘Modesty Blaise comp’ in the subject line. Vote early and often, people – the lines close at noon on Monday 15th.

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