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.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Event: Andrea Carter and Alan Glynn at No Alibis

Andrea Carter and Alan Glynn launch their latest titles at No Alibis in Belfast on Friday, October 19th. Andrea’s MURDER AT GREYSBRIDGE is the fourth in her Inishowen series, which features Donegal-based solicitor and amateur sleuth Ben O’Keeffe. UNDER THE NIGHT, meanwhile, is a sequel to, and prequel to, Alan Glynn’s THE DARK FIELDS. To wit:
MURDER AT GREYSBRIDGE
Accident or murder? A perfect day hides the perfect crime . . .
  Summer has arrived in Inishowen and solicitor Ben O’Keeffe is greatly tempted by a job offer she’s received from a law firm in America. Yet before making any life-changing decisions there is her friend Leah’s wedding to attend at the newly restored Greysbridge Hotel, with its private beach and beautiful pier. It’s the perfect location, everyone agrees, but the festivities are brutally cut short when a young American, a visitor also staying at the hotel, drowns in full view of the wedding guests.
  And when a second death is discovered the same evening, Ben finds herself embroiled in a real country house murder mystery, where all the guests are suspects …

UNDER THE NIGHT
In 1950s Manhattan, the CIA carry out a covert study of psychoactive drugs. When they dose ad man Ned Sweeney with MDT-48, he finds his horizons dramatically expand as he is hurtled through the corridors of the rich and powerful, all the way to the government’s nuclear tests at Bikini Atoll.
  But what of Ned’s colleague who was also dosed that night - last seen running half-naked and screaming into the Broadway traffic - and for how long can Ned maintain the extraordinary pace and trajectory of his new life?
  Over sixty years later, the only fact Ray Sweeney knows about his grandfather’s life is that it ended when he jumped out of a hotel window in Manhattan, an event which scarred his family thereafter. But then Ray meets a retired government official, ninety-two-year-old Clay Proctor, who claims he can illuminate not only Ned’s life and death, but also the truth behind the mysterious drug.
  The No Alibis event is free, but advance booking is advised. For tickets, clickety-click here

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