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.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Daddy Never Told Me There’d Be Days Like These …


On the occasion of the launch of DOWN THESE GREEN STREETS: IRISH CRIME WRITING IN THE 21st CENTURY (Liberties Press) at the Gutter Bookshop, Dublin (left to right): Ken Bruen, Lily Burke, Declan Burke, Eoin Colfer. Just of out shot: John Connolly, Declan Hughes, Arlene Hunt, Gerard Brennan, Jane Casey, Alan Glynn, Alex Barclay, Cormac Millar, Kevin McCarthy, Claire Coughlan, Ingrid Black, Gene Kerrigan, Dave Torrans, Tony Black.
  More to follow …
  Later: more pics from last night’s launch of DOWN THESE GREEN STREETS, these courtesy of the award-winning Bob of the Gutter Bookshop. Incidentally, anyone who’d like a multiple-signed copy of said tome should get in touch with Bob and Anne here


  (above, left-to-right): Professor Ian Ross, Arlene Hunt, John Connolly, Declan Hughes …


  … and (left-to-right): the semi-legendary and quasi-mythical David Torrans of No Alibis whilst on a jolly to Dublin, and some Ken Bruen guy who snuck in and started signing books before we could stop him …
  More to come …