“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.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Stranger Danger

Jane Casey has been a busy woman over the last 12 months. She’s published the Maeve Kerrigan thriller THE LAST GIRL, a YA novel called HOW TO FALL, and she will publish another Maeve Kerrigan title, THE STRANGER YOU KNOW (Ebury Press), on July 4th. Crikey. Quoth the blurb elves:
He meets women.

He gains their trust.

He kills them.

That’s all Maeve Kerrigan knows about the man she is hunting. Three women have been strangled in their homes by the same sadistic killer. With no sign of a break-in, every indication shows that they let him in.

But the evidence is pointing at a shocking suspect: DI Josh Derwent, Maeve’s colleague. Maeve refuses to believe he could be involved, but how well does she really know him? Because this isn’t the first time Derwent’s been accused of murder.
  So there you have it. Jane Casey has been twice shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards for her Maeve Kerrigan novels. Perhaps THE STRANGER YOU KNOW will be the one to nudge her all the way to the top of the pile …

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