Crime Always Pays: Join Three Crime Writers for a Criminal ConversationThe ever-radiant Alex Barclay, incidentally, has her latest novel, BLOOD RUNS COLD, arriving on a bookshelf near you any day soon. Hmmm. BLOOD RUNS HOT might be a more appropriate title, but then I’m a sexist pig, so what do I know?
Who: Declan Burke, author of THE BIG O; Alex Barclay (right), who signed a high six-figure sum with Harper Collins for DARKHOUSE; journalist Niamh O’Connor, author of THE BLACK WIDOW.
What: Learn about crime fiction and true crime writing.
Where: United Arts Club, 3 Upper Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2.
When: 8 p.m. Thursday 13 November.
Cost: €3 members & €5 non-members.
Places limited. Booking essential: email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 087 966 0770
“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. “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.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Blood Runs Hot
I’m pretty sure it was Declan Hughes they actually wanted, and someone got their wires crossed along the way, but it seems I’ve been pencilled in for a nice gig next Thursday, November 13, talking crime fiction in some rather glamorous company. To wit: