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, April 29, 2013

Blade Frontrunner

I mentioned a couple of weeks back that Jane Casey has been a very busy woman indeed, and that her new book, THE STRANGER YOU KNOW, will be published in July.
  Well, things are about to get even busier for Jane, because she’s been longlisted for the CWA’s ‘Dagger in the Library’ award.
  Quoth the CWA:
The thirteen authors in contention this year are Belinda Bauer, Alison Bruce, S.J. Bolton, Peter May, Gordon Ferris, Tania Carver, Elly Griffiths, Christopher Fowler, Michael Ridpath, Jane Casey, Phil Rickman, Alex Gray and Frances Brody. The shortlist will be announced at Crimefest on 31st May, with the eventual winner being revealed at the Daggers Gala Dinner on 15th July.
  Happy days. Hearty congrats to Jane Casey, and the very best of luck to everyone on the longlist. For all the details, clickety-click here

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