“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.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

La Hunt Becomes The Hunter

It’s a busy old time for Arlene Hunt (right, hunting). Firstly, the paperback edition of THE CHOSEN was published this week, which I’m sure was very time-consuming in itself, but on top of all that Arlene had to find time to bask in the wake of a very nice review in New York’s Irish Echo. I’ve no link, I’m afraid, but the gist runs thusly:
“THIS IRISH author writes with the same deftness as John Connolly about a locale outside Ireland and does so very convincingly … Great writing, convincing development and a satisfying denouement. This is an impressive addition to the serial killer genre which has obvious movie potential.” - Seamus Scanlon
  Seamus Scanlon, by the way, is a very fine (and award winning) short story writer, of whom you’ll be hearing quite a lot over the next couple of years.
  Back to la Hunt, however, and you’ll need to get your proverbial skates on if you want to sign up for ‘Crime Writing with Arlene Hunt’, a six-week course that takes place at the Irish Writers’ Centre on Parnell Square in Dublin 1. The course kicks off on April 25th, and runs for six Wednesdays from 6.30pm to 8.30pm, all of which will set you back the princely sum of €165. For all the details, including how to book, clickety-click here

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