THE LAMMISTERS: “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 ABSOLUTE ZERO COOL: “A cross between Raymond Chandler and Flann O’Brien.” – John Banville. “Among the most memorable books of the year, of any genre.” – Sunday Times. SLAUGHTERS HOUND: “A hardboiled delight.” – Guardian. THE BIG O: “Imagine Donald Westlake and Richard Stark collaborating on a screwball noir.” – Kirkus Reviews. EIGHTBALL BOOGIE: “One of the sharpest, wittiest books Ive read for ages.” – Sunday Independent. THE LOST AND THE BLIND: “Burke shows again that he’s not just a comic genius, but also a fine dramatic writer and storyteller.” – Booklist.


Tuesday, November 20, 2018

One to Watch: DARKEST TRUTH by Catherine Kirwan

Solicitor Catherine Kirwan publishes her debut novel, DARKEST TRUTH (Arrow), a story set in Cork and featuring the solicitor Finn Fitzpatrick. Quoth the blurb elves:
It only takes one person to break the silence.
  When solicitor Finn Fitzpatrick is approached by a man to investigate the death of his daughter, her first instinct is to refuse.
  The father is grieving, and unable to accept that his daughter committed suicide. And yet something about the man’s story chimes with Finn.
  Why did a bright, confident, beautiful young girl suddenly drop out of school, isolating herself from everyone who cared about her?
  Could it be that the father’s suspicion is right and that his daughter was groomed and abused by the most famous film director in Ireland? If the story is true there are bound to be other victims.
  The more she investigates, the darker and more twisted the picture becomes.
  Soon Finn herself is in danger.
  Because these are powerful people she is trying to expose. And they are willing to do anything to protect their secrets.
  DARKEST TRUTH will be published on January 10th.

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