“Declan Burke is his own genre. The Lammisters dazzles, beguiles and transcends. Virtuoso from start to finish.” – Eoin McNamee “This bourbon-smooth riot of jazz-age excess, high satire and Wodehouse flamboyance is a pitch-perfect bullseye of comic brilliance.” – Irish Independent Books of the Year 2019 “This rapid-fire novel deserves a place on any bookshelf that grants asylum to PG Wodehouse, Flann O’Brien or Kyril Bonfiglioli.” – Eoin Colfer, Guardian Best Books of the Year 2019 “The funniest book of the year.” – Sunday Independent “Declan Burke is one funny bastard. The Lammisters ... conducts a forensic analysis on the anatomy of a story.” – Liz Nugent “Burke’s exuberant prose takes centre stage … He plays with language like a jazz soloist stretching the boundaries of musical theory.” – Totally Dublin “A mega-meta smorgasbord of inventive language ... linguistic verve not just on every page but every line.Irish Times “Above all, The Lammisters gives the impression of a writer enjoying himself. And so, dear reader, should you.” – Sunday Times “A triumph of absurdity, which burlesques the literary canon from Shakespeare, Pope and Austen to Flann O’Brien … The Lammisters is very clever indeed.” – The Guardian

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Event: Andrea Carter and Anthony J. Quinn at the Bray Literary Festival

I’m delighted to be taking part in the Bray Literary Festival this year, interviewing Andrea Carter and Anthony J. Quinn in the ‘Crime Watch’ strand.

Andrea Carter studied law at Trinity College Dublin, practising as both a solicitor and barrister before turning to write crime novels. She is the author of the Inishowen Mysteries, most recently The Well of Ice. Her books are published in the UK, Germany and the US, and have recently been optioned for television. Murder at Greysbridge will be published in October.

Anthony J. Quinn is the author of seven novels, including Undertow, his latest, which was published in June. His debut novel Disappeared was a Daily Mail Crime Novel of the Year, and was also picked by the Sunday Times as one of the best books of the year. It was shortlisted for a Strand Literary Award in the US.

The ‘Crime Watch’ event takes place in Bray Town Hall at 2.30pm on Sunday, September 30th. For all the details about the Festival, clickety-click here

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