“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, February 22, 2014

Fertile Ground

Claire McGowan publishes her third novel, and the second in her Northern Ireland-set Paula Maguire series, when THE DEAD GROUND (Headline) arrives on April 10th. To wit:
A stolen baby. A murdered woman. A decades-old atrocity. Something connects them all ...
  A month before Christmas, and Ballyterrin on the Irish border lies under a thick pall of snow. When a newborn baby goes missing from hospital, it’s all too close to home for forensic psychologist Paula Maguire, who’s wrestling with the hardest decision of her life.
  Then a woman is found in a stone circle with her stomach cut open and it’s clear a brutal killer is on the loose.
  As another child is taken and a pregnant woman goes missing, Paula is caught up in the hunt for a killer no one can trace, who will stop at nothing to get what they want.
  THE DEAD GROUND will leave you gasping for breath as Paula discovers every decision she makes really is a matter of life and death ...
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