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.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Culture Night

I’m delighted to be taking part in Culture Night on Friday, September 20th, when I will be giving a talk at Blessington Library in Wicklow about the business of writing, and chatting about the whys and wherefores of my latest tome, THE LAMMISTERS, which will be published in November by No Alibis Press. Quoth the blurb elves:
Join us in Blessington Library in conversation with Declan Burke about his new book The Lammisters, a comic novel, which will be published by No Alibis Press in November 2019. Declan Burke is from Sligo but currently lives in County Wicklow. He is an author, editor and journalist and has also taught courses in crime fiction writing with the Irish Writers Centre. In 2017 he was appointed a UNESCO/Dublin City Libraries writer-in-residence. Declan will appeal to a broad audience, if you are an avid crime fiction reader or follower of Irish fiction don’t miss this event.
  The event is free to attend, although you need to book in advance. For all the details, clickety-click here

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