“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.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Is This A Pair Of Daggers I See Before Me?

Hearty congratulations to Michael Russell and Stuart Neville, both of whom were longlisted for a CWA Dagger Award last week. Michael’s THE CITY OF SHADOWS has been listed for the John Creasey Dagger, which is awarded for ‘the year’s best crime novel by a previously unpublished author’ – i.e., the debut dagger. Stuart, meanwhile, has been nominated for RATLINES in the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger category – it’s not the first time Stuart has been nominated for an award in 2013, and I strongly suspect that it won’t be the last.
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4 comments:

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Stuart Neville said...

Thanks Dec - In the interests of accuracy, I should point out that I've only made the longlist thus far, but I certainly aspire to the shortlist.

Declan Burke said...

Duly noted, sir. Corrections have been made ...

Kathy D. said...

You get a nomination for the best heading of a blog post of 2013.

I must remember this.