“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

Stranger Danger

Jane Casey’s 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:
  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.
  For a review of Jane’s most recent Maeve Kerrigan title, THE LAST GIRL (2012), clickety-click here


Cora Harrison said...

I think that Maeve is a great character, and character is, to my mind, one of the excuses for writing crime fiction - pressure shows what someone is made of, perhaps.
I'm following the progress of Jane Casey's career with interest. There must be something about me as two of the former editors - Tana French as well as Jane Casey - seem to have ascended the heights that I have failed to scale!

Declan Burke said...

Heh. "One of the excuses for writing crime fiction ..." I like it. I'm always looking for a good excuse to write another book.