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.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Gig: The Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers in Belfast

The Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers – Val McDermid, Mark Billingham, Stuart Neville, Luca Veste, Chris Brookmyre and Doug Johnstone – bring their unique blend of crime writing and rock ‘n’ roll to Belfast, when they play the Oh Yeah Centre on November 2nd at 7.30pm. Quoth the A&R elves:
It started, like all good rock ‘n’ roll stories, at The House of Blues in New Orleans. It was Bouchercon 2016 and Stuart Neville, Mark Billingham and Doug Johnstone had downed a few beers. An open mic night was too tempting so, recruiting local writer Bill Loehfelm on drums, they bum rushed the show and played a few shambolic tunes. The seed of an idea was planted.
  Fast forward a year and Stuart, Mark and Doug have teamed up with crime-writing pals Val McDermid, Luca Veste and Chris Brookmyre to form the Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers, a full-on rawk experience, murdering songs for fun in front of anyone who will listen …
  For all the details on the Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers, clickety-click here.
  To book tickets for the Belfast gig, clickety-click here.

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