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.


Thursday, November 21, 2019

Podcast: Irish Times Best Crime Novels 2019

I was delighted to take part in the Irish Times’ podcast on the Best Crime Novels of 2019 recently, in which Declan Hughes, the Irish Times’ literary editor Martin Doyle and yours truly spent a very enjoyable hour or so talking about the finest offerings of the year. Among the writers mentioned are Laura Lippman, James Lee Burke, Jane Casey, Dervla McTiernan, Adrian McKinty, Kate Atkinson, Dave Duggan, Hanna Jameson, Anthony J. Quinn, Attica Locke, Claire McGowan and – last but by no means least – Jess Kidd.
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