Praise for Declan Burke: “Burke shows again that he’s not just a comic genius, but also a fine dramatic writer and storyteller.” – Booklist. “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.

Monday, June 23, 2008

The Best Things In Life Are Free … Books

It’s Norwegian week on Crime Always Pays, people, and courtesy of the lovely people at Faber and Faber we have three copies of K.O. Dahl’s THE FOURTH MAN and THE MAN IN THE WINDOW to give away. First, the blurb elves on THE FOURTH MAN:
In the course of a routine police raid, Detective Inspector Frank Frolich of the Oslo Police saves Elizabeth Faremo from getting inadvertently caught in crossfire. By the time he learns that she is the sister of Jonny Faremo, wanted member of a larceny gang, it is already too late – he is obsessed. Suspected, suspended and blindly in love, Frolich must find out if he is being used before his life unravels beyond repair.
Lovely jubbly. To be in with a chance of winning a brace of K.O. Dahl novels, just answer the following question.
Is The Muppet Show’s Swedish Chef known in Norway as:
(a) The Swedish Chef;
(b) The Danish Chef;
(c) The Italian Chef;
(d) I preferred Sesame Street, actually, but I’d really like some free books.
Answers via the comment box, with a contact email address (using (at) rather than @ to confound the spam-munchkins), before noon on Thursday, June 26. Et bon chance, mes amis


Alan Cranis said...

The correct answer is A. But the true answer is D, of course.


Craig said...

In Norway he's still called the Swedish Chef. In Sweden however, he's called the Norwegian Chef.

roanokemaroon AT gmail DOT com

colman said...

dddddddddddddddddddd......oops must remember to releeeeeeeeeeeeease the keeeeys on theeeeeee keeeeeybooooooard

colman.keane (at)

Anonymous said...

Hi Dec

Have to go with :

d) I preferred Sesame Street, actually, but I’d really like some free books.

As I never say no to free books !



bookwitch said...

They don't talk about Swedes.

Keith Rawson said...

of course the answer is D

rawsonkeith (at)gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

the answer, is a.
The Muppet Show was much better than sesame street. Gonzo, Animal, aha it brings back memories...Pigs is Space!!!

Allen McKay


Seoman said...

It's a but d is also good answer.

David Baynham said...

Well, he certainly isn't Swedish with that awful mock-Swedish manner of speech, so he must be known in Norway as a). I prefer the Muppets, but can't speak for my daughters

maxine said...

Oh well, more than three above me, just as well as I haven't a clue of the answer. And I need to read his previous books first anyway. Just trying to make myself feel better ;-) (not too harsh or dominatrix-like, either, more of a softly softly comment.)

Josh Schrank said...

Do the norwegians like Glenfiddich?

bookwitch said...

Who's he?

Diane Lawlis said...

I don't have an effing clue what he's called. I just know he's all kinds'a funny! But, that's not why I'm throwing my name in the hat. I want to read about someplace COLD! The Texas Panhandle is nowhere for a delicate flower like me to be in the summer!


Mack said...

a is the correct answer but but the free books part of "d" is my honest answer.