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.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Daly Update

Anthony Quinn’s debut DISAPPEARED, which featured Police Inspector Celcius Daly, was called “a landmark in the fiction of Northern Ireland” by Ken Bruen. Nominated for the Strand Award for Best Debut Novel, it was named one of Kirkus’ Best Crime Novels of 2012.
  Anthony’s follow-up to DISAPPEARED is BORDER ANGELS (Mysterious Press). To wit:
On a cold winter night, a young woman gets into her pimp’s car from the farmhouse brothel where she lives and works. For the women brought here from Eastern Europe, the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic might as well be a war zone. Put to work in the brothels, the women are forced into a living hell.
  She is just planning her escape when the car explodes. The next morning, there is nothing left but the pimp’s charred body and mysterious footprints leading into the snow. As the forensic specialists turn their attention to the burned corpse, Police Inspector Celcius Daly obsesses over the footprints. Where exactly did the woman come from, and where did she go? It is the sort of question asked only in the borderland—between North and South, between life and death.
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