Praise for Declan Burke: “Burke shows again that he’s not just a comic genius, but also a fine dramatic writer and storyteller.” – Booklist. “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.

Monday, June 23, 2008

The Best Things In Life Are Free … Books

It’s Norwegian week on Crime Always Pays, people, and courtesy of the lovely people at Faber and Faber we have three copies of K.O. Dahl’s THE FOURTH MAN and THE MAN IN THE WINDOW to give away. First, the blurb elves on THE FOURTH MAN:
In the course of a routine police raid, Detective Inspector Frank Frolich of the Oslo Police saves Elizabeth Faremo from getting inadvertently caught in crossfire. By the time he learns that she is the sister of Jonny Faremo, wanted member of a larceny gang, it is already too late – he is obsessed. Suspected, suspended and blindly in love, Frolich must find out if he is being used before his life unravels beyond repair.
Lovely jubbly. To be in with a chance of winning a brace of K.O. Dahl novels, just answer the following question.
Is The Muppet Show’s Swedish Chef known in Norway as:
(a) The Swedish Chef;
(b) The Danish Chef;
(c) The Italian Chef;
(d) I preferred Sesame Street, actually, but I’d really like some free books.
Answers via the comment box, with a contact email address (using (at) rather than @ to confound the spam-munchkins), before noon on Thursday, June 26. Et bon chance, mes amis