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.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Review Requests and Submissions

I’m delighted to be able to say that Crime Always Pays receives many review requests and author submissions. Unfortunately, Crime Always Pays is a not-for-profit labour of love, and it would be impossible for one person to read and review all the books I’m offered, as I work fulltime as a freelance journalist. The vast majority of reviews that appear on Crime Always Pays have been commissioned, and appear here with the appropriate credit and / or by-line.
  That said, as Crime Always Pays is intended as a resource for Irish crime writing, as well as promoting my own work, I am always happy to feature Irish crime authors, established and new, and particularly new. That includes writing from Irish-born authors, second- and third-generation Irish authors, and crime novels set in Ireland. It also applies to non-fiction, film and theatre.
  If you are an Irish crime author, or represent same, please feel free to get in touch with me at dbrodb(at)gmail(dot)com. I look forward to hearing from you.

Declan Burke is an author and freelance writer. He writes a monthly crime column for the Irish Times, and reviews fiction for a variety of other outlets, including RTE radio’s Arena programme, the Sunday Business Post, and the Sunday Independent. He is the editor of DOWN THESE GREEN STREETS: IRISH CRIME WRITING IN THE 21st CENTURY (Liberties Press).

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