“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.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

A Dash Of Bitters

Darren Shan is a runaway bestseller when writing for young adults (25 million copies sold, and counting), and while he has written adult crime novels under that name in the past, THE EVIL AND THE PURE (Home of the Damned) is published under the name Darren Dash. To wit:
Big Sandy is an enforcer.
  Clint Smith is a dealer.
  Kevin Tyne is a pimp.
  Gawl McCaskey is a thug.
  Four men of violence, whose lives are about to intersect. It is London, the tail-end of the year 2000. A crime lord is trying to go legit. A chemical genius is working on his illegal masterpiece. A football club is up for sale. Savagely bred hounds are baying for blood. A depraved priest is preying on his flock. An abused young woman is praying for salvation.
  On the harsh, unforgiving streets of the city, not everyone is going to make it to the new year.
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