“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, June 7, 2014

Good Day At Black Rock

I know that true success, according to Gore Vidal and others, means that you triumph while your friends fail, but I can’t help feeling more than a little bit pleased to see Canadian author John McFetridge on the cover of Quill & Quire. He’s a smashing bloke and a terrific writer; and his latest offering, BLACK ROCK (ECW), is a brilliant period crime thriller set in Montreal in 1970. If I were you, I’d jump on that bandwagon before it hauls on out of the station

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