“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.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Marigolds Are The New Black

I mentioned a couple of months ago that Mel Healy’s debut was ANOTHER CASE IN COWTOWN, a foodie PI tale set in Dublin’s Stoneybatter. PI Moss Reid returns in Mel’s sophmore offering, BLACK MARIGOLDS, with the gist running thusly:

It’s the run-up to Christmas, the city’s streets are full of pub crawlers and Christmas Jumpers, and right-wing TD Ned Power is being blackmailed. He has just been snared in a honeytrap. And if you’re dealing with a honeytrap you might as well start with the honey: a honey as young and sweet as you can get ...
  Stoneybatter’s foodie PI Moss Reid is back with more sad cases, skip traces, tasty recipes and a problem with the brussels sprouts.
  The ‘Moss Reid’ mystery series is mainly set in and around the Stoneybatter district of Dublin. BLACK MARIGOLDS is Irish author Mel Healy’s second novel featuring Moss Reid, the private investigator whose philosophy in life is to “eat, drink and investigate – in that order”.

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