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.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Publication: THE BRANCHMAN by Nessa O’Mahony

With four volumes of poetry already under her belt, Nessa O’Mahony recently published her debut crime novel, THE BRANCHMAN (Arlen House), which is set in the wake of the Irish Civil War. Quoth the blurb elves:
The Civil War may be over, but there’s no peace, not by a long chalk, and we need a very special type of man to be its guardian.
  East Galway, 1925. Detective Officer Michael Mackey of the newly-created Special Branch has been sent to the Garda Barracks in Ballinasloe on a mission to root out subversives. Soon he has a murder to solve, stolen arms to recover, and a lost love to rescue. But who can he trust?
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