“Prose both scabrous and poetic.” – Publishers Weekly. “Proust meets Chandler over a pint of Guinness.” – Spectator. “A sheer pleasure.” – Tana French. “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. “The effortless cool of Elmore Leonard at his peak.” – Ray Banks. “A fine writer at the top of his game.” – Lee Child.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

“Sail Like Buggery, It’s The Filth!”


A Minister for Propaganda Elf writes: “The Grand Vizier (above, none too impressed with the getaway rig) would have it known that he is going on the lam, probably down Mexico way,* for the foreseeable future. Damn Feebs, eh? Like, whose business is it really what a man does in the privacy of his own home with a pair of dray horses, a tray of horse and a troupe of belly-dancing dwarves? Anyhoo, the blog known as Crime Always Pays may or may not be updated while the Grand Viz has it on his toes along the palm-fringed beaches on Jamaica’s south coast,* the updates largely dependent on whether or not GV gains access to some wi-fi in the far-flungest regions of the Gobi Desert.* If not, too bad. Either way, we shall all meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when, although it’ll very probably be back here in about 10 days time. Until then, we’ll always have Paros.* Peace, out.”

* Cunning, eh? Track that, Feebs!

7 comments:

Claire Coughlan said...

Have a good one, Grand Viz, wherever you're going.

Josh Schrank said...

Good on you Dec. I hope you all enjoy the vacation. Um... just on a side note, you do know that Jamaica isn't anywhere close to mexico, yes?

Either spot, have a blast!

Josh Schrank said...

oops.. I suppose I should have read the whole post first, eh? I so much wish they would go back to making shoes out of leather. they taste much better.

bookwitch said...

We'll expect a daily postcard on here.

Patricia J. Hale said...

Don't break any laws and have a great time!

Keith Rawson said...

Vacation? What, writer's take those? Have a great time!

Gerard Brennan said...

Have a blast and get back in one piece.

gb