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, October 6, 2008

Big Audio Dynamite

Those of you who have wondered exactly how dulcet the Grand Vizier’s tones are need wonder no longer. For lo! The Critical Mickster has done us proud, as always, and hoisted an audio interview on his interweb malarkey – scroll down about halfway, and it’s there on the right-hand side. Or just clickety-click on this … It’s been a while since Mick conducted the interview, but if memory serves I’m waffling on about why Ruth ‘Cuddly’ Dudley-Edwards (right) is so cuddly, why Gene Kerrigan is the master of gritty Irish noir, and why everything is so blummin’ wonderful in the wonderful world of Irish crime fiction. Yep, business as usual, then …


critical mick said...

Shameless plug: a full interview with Dulcet Dec will feature on The Writing Show on Sunday the 26th of October.

Warning: in addition to Irish crime fiction, a behind-the-scenes scoop on the Grand Viz's two novels, and the secrets of succeeding in freelance journalism, this interview will mention cupcakes.

Invitation: Check out for weekly podcasts that provide information and inspiration for writers, or subscribe for free via iTunes!

Signing Off: Mick

bookwitch said...


adrian mckinty said...

When's the post coming about your extended piss-up, I mean, book reading/convention visit?

bookwitch said...

Never, I suspect. Over on Detectives Beyond Borders there's a photo of our Declan stealing a bike. He might not come back.

Peter Rozovsky said...

As promised, "Galway Girl" in Irish.
Detectives Beyond Borders
"Because Murder Is More Fun Away From Home"