He meets women.For a review of Jane’s most recent Maeve Kerrigan title, THE LAST GIRL (2012), clickety-click here …
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.
“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, June 27, 2013
THE STRANGER YOU KNOW (Ebury Books) is published next week, July 4th, the fourth in her London-set police procedural series to feature Maeve Kerrigan. Quoth the blurb elves: