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.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Doctor Will See You Now

It’s unusual for a thriller writer to take an extended sabbatical, so it comes as some surprise to learn that it’s been five years since Dr Paul Carson published BETRAYAL [insert gag here about the doc’s readers having ‘patience’ – Ed.]. Carson returns to the fray later this year with INQUEST, although I’m not entirely sure of the publication date – the press release says INQUEST will be published in trade paperback by Arrow in September, although according to Amazon, the book will be available as early as June. Quoth the blurb elves:
Dr Mike Wilson is Dublin City Coroner, investigating violent, unusual, unexplained or unnatural deaths.
  One case worries Wilson a lot.
  Back in 2009, Patrick Dowling was found hanging in woodland. There was an initial flurry of police activity that ended with the autopsy result: suicide.
  After studying the file Wilson is convinced someone was involved. He believes Dowling was murdered.
  INQUEST is the story of a city, its coroner, his court and one suspicious death.
  To read a short sample from INQUEST, clickety-click here

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