“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.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
ADVERTISEMENT: ABSOLUTE ZERO COOL and the Irish Book Awards
The Bord Gais Irish Book Awards take place on November 17th, and the winners of the various sections will be decided by public vote. All the categories can be found at the link below, with BLOODLAND by Alan Glynn, TABOO by Casey Hill, A DEATH IN SUMMER by Benjamin Black, THE RECKONING by Jane Casey, THE BLOODY MEADOW by William Ryan and ABSOLUTE ZERO COOL by Declan Burke shortlisted in the Ireland AM Crime Fiction category. If you’ve read any of the above titles, and would like to vote for them, clickety-click here …