“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.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Meanwhile, Back At The Station …

Northern Ireland author John McAllister will launch his new novel, THE STATION SERGEANT (Portnoy Publishing), on May 1st at No Alibis Bookstore in Belfast – that’s a Wednesday, by the way, with events kicking off at 6.30pm. Quoth the blurb elves:
When unpopular farmer Stoop Taylor is found dead in a field his death triggers events that threaten to destroy Station Sergeant Barlow’s comfortable life. Barlow battles local hoodlums, the Dunlops, who are stealing cattle to order, and searches for a traumatised German soldier at large. As the body-count mounts, Barlow finds that his personal problems have multiplied as well. His schizophrenic wife turns violent, his daughter is growing up too fast, and the new District Inspector wants him demoted and transferred. To top it all off Barlow falls in love with another woman. Station Sergeant Barlow has one mission: to protect his community and those he loves. And to do that Barlow must put himself in harm’s way.
  For a quick Q&A with John McAllister, clickety-click here

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