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.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Advertisement: EIGHTBALL BOOGIE by Declan Burke

The future of Irish crime fiction.’ - Ken Bruen

When the wife of a politician keeping the government in power is murdered, Sligo journalist Harry Rigby is first on the scene. There he quickly discovers that he’s out of his depth when it transpires that the woman’s murder is linked to an ex-paramilitary gang’s attempt to seize control of the burgeoning cocaine market in the Irish Northwest. Harry’s ongoing feud with his ex-partner Denise over their young son’s future doesn’t help matters, and then there’s Harry’s ex-con brother Gonzo, back on the streets and mean as a jilted shark …

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Anonymous said...

Declan, just finished Eightball Boogie. Read it on Kindle (my first ebook). Great yarn. I know he's had it tough, but we want more Harry Rigby. If not, the dibble (WTF!) will be around to sort u out!


Declan Burke said...

Paddy -

Much obliged, sir. Glad you enjoyed it.

The Dibble - not a fan of the cartoon Top Cat, then? Officer Dibble?

Cheers, Dec

Josh Schrank said...


Great to see that you're getting it out there again. I loved it the first time I read it (have since passed it on to others), and now need to download it onto the Kindle. Just out of curiosity, do you make anything off the kindle purchases?

Declan Burke said...

Josh - Much obliged, sir - and buying it twice is above and beyond the call of duty.

I make a pittance out of the Kindle purchase, a few cents each time, but I'm not doing it for the money - it's simply a matter of trying to get the book to the maximum number of readers.

Cheers, Dec

Glenna said...

Email sent

@frankamcgrath said...

Gave it the glad word on Amazon, loved it

Spartacusthedog said...

Mr Burke--

Eightball Boogie is amazing. It was so good, i did not get much sleep last night. I will be getting the others. Rigby is like a cross between Philip Marlowe and Jack Taylor with a fog of evil floating around. Nice bad guys as well. The brother was scary! put a review on amazon us. thanks for a great read
John Kane

Declan Burke said...

Frank - Much obliged, sir - really appreciate it.

John - Marlowe and Taylor? They're some very big shoes you're asking Rigby to fill ...!

Cheers, Dec