“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, October 13, 2018

Event: ‘Killer Instincts’ at the Red Line Book Festival

Crime fiction author Sam Blake (right) – aka Irish literary maven Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin – hosts a panel of British and Irish crime writers at the Red Line Book Festival (tagline: ‘Lots of prose. No cons.’) at the Civic Theatre, Tallaght, on October 13th. Quoth the blurb elves:
Crazy about Crime Fiction? Killer Instincts is the event for you! Hosted by Sam Blake, this panel discussion features some of the top British and Irish writers in the genre. Joining Sam will be acclaimed writer Sophie Hannah, whose books have published in 49 languages and 51 territories, crime reporter turned author Cormac O’Keeffe (Black Water), best-selling writer of the Detective Lottie Parker series Patricia Gibney (The Missing Ones, No Safe Place) and Irish Crime Novel of the Year winner Louise Phillips (The Game Changer, Last Kiss).
  For details of how to book tickets, clickety-click here

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