“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.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

First Look: PIMP by Ken Bruen and Jason Starr

PIMP (Hard Case Crime) is the fourth collaboration between Ken Bruen and Jason Starr, and features what is likely to be the most eye-popping cover of any Irish crime fiction publication this year. To wit:
DEALING ... PRODUCING ... ALL IN A DAY’S WORK FOR A DRUGLORD. OR IN HOLLYWOOD.
  Ruined and on the lam, former drug kingpin Max Fisher stumbles upon the biggest discovery of his crooked life: a designer drug called PIMP that could put him back on top. Meanwhile, a certain femme fatale from his past is pursuing a comeback dream of her own, setting herself up in Hollywood as producer of a series based on her and Max’s life story. But even in La-La Land, happy endings are hard to come by, especially with both the cops and your enemies in the drug trade coming after you ...
  PIMP will be published on March 18th. For more, including a sample chapter, clickety-click here

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