I’m delighted to be able to say that Crime Always Pays receives many review requests and author submissions. Unfortunately, Crime Always Pays is a not-for-profit labour of love, and it would be impossible for one person to read and review all the books I’m offered, as I work fulltime as a freelance journalist. The vast majority of reviews that appear on Crime Always Pays have been commissioned, and appear here with the appropriate credit and / or by-line.
That said, as Crime Always Pays is intended as a resource for Irish crime writing, as well as promoting my own work, I am always happy to feature Irish crime authors, established and new, and particularly new. That includes writing from Irish-born authors, second- and third-generation Irish authors, and crime novels set in Ireland. It also applies to non-fiction, film and theatre.
If you are an Irish crime author, or represent same, please feel free to get in touch with me at dbrodb(at)gmail(dot)com. I look forward to hearing from you.
Declan Burke is an author and freelance writer. He writes a monthly crime column for the Irish Times, and reviews fiction for a variety of other outlets, including RTE radio’s Arena programme, the Sunday Business Post, and the Sunday Independent. He is the editor of DOWN THESE GREEN STREETS: IRISH CRIME WRITING IN THE 21st CENTURY (Liberties Press).
“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.