“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, November 1, 2007

The Best Things In Life Are Free … Books

Two competition giveaways for your delectation this week, folks. The first comes courtesy of those lovely people at St Martin’s, who are providing us with three copies of Cora Harrison’s MY LADY JUDGE, one of which can be yours if you just answer the following question:
Is Cora Harrison related to:
(a) George Harrison;
(b) Ringo Starr;
(c) Get off the pills, mate, they’re not doing you any good.
Answers to dbrodb(at)gmail.com, with ‘Get off the pills, mate’ in the subject line, before noon on Monday, November 5.
Meanwhile, the generous peeps at Michael Joseph / Penguin are offering three copies of Sue Walker’s latest novel, THE DEAD POOL, one of which can be yours if you can wangle Crime Always Pays’ Grand Vizier Declan Burke a date with Nicole Kidman. Nothing sleazy, just some candles, a little dinner, a gypsy violinist. Alternatively, you could answer the following question:
Is THE DEAD POOL Sue Walker’s:
(a) Third novel;
(b) Fourth novel;
(c) Oh fer Chrissakes just gimme a free book.
Answers to dbrodb(at)gmail.com, with ‘Oh fer Chrissakes’ in the subject line, before noon on Monday, November 5. Et bon chance, mes amis …

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