“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, July 27, 2013

Trumpets Please, Maestro

Sheila Bugler is the latest debut Irish crime writer to zip across the radar here at CAP Towers, with HUNTING SHADOWS (O’Brien Press) on its way to a shelf near you in August. Quoth the blurb elves:
Lee, southeast London. A young girl has disappeared. There are no witnesses, no leads, no clues. The police are tracking a shadow, and time is running out …
  DI Ellen Kelly is at the top of her game – at least she was, until she took the law into her own hands and confronted her husband’s killer. Now she’s back at work, leading the investigation into the missing child. Her superiors are watching her; the distraught family is depending on her.
  Ellen has a lot to prove. And she knows it.
  A tense thriller that stalks the urban streets of southeast London and the bleak wilderness of the North Kent coast, Hunting Shadows introduces the forceful, compromised police detective, DI Ellen Kelly.
  The book comes adorned with some rather fine blurbs from Ken Bruen and Cathi Unsworth, who between them manage to reference AM Homes, Ann Tyler, Nicci French and Sophie Hannah. For all the details, clickety-click here

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