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, November 16, 2018

Event: Classic Crime Novels at Lucan Library

I’m delighted to be taking part in Lucan Library’s ‘Classic Crime Club’ series, as part of which I will be talking about the great American crime novels from the 1970s to the 1990s. Among the titles under consideration will be George V. Higgins’ THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE, Sara Paretsky’s INDEMNITY ONLY, Donald Westlake’s COPS AND ROBBERS, Sue Grafton’s A IS FOR ALIBI, James Ellroy’s WHITE JAZZ and Elmore Leonard’s GET SHORTY.
  The event takes place at 6.30pm on November 19th at Lucan Library, Newcastle Road, Lucan, Co. Dublin. It’s a free event, but booking is advisable on

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