All Blog Posts Tagged 'Burke' (10)

Review of LIGHT OF THE WORLD by James Lee Burke

A violent picture of evil. At Murder Beach Mystery Reviews.

Added by William Wilde on September 8, 2013 at 3:00am — 3 Comments

Absolute Zero Cool

My friendship with Declan Burke predates this blog. I met him via an interview after I had reviewed his novelThe Big O, the appeal of which has not diminished with the passage of three years. He is a splendid person, a good friend and confederate, and has bucked me up more times than I care to remember as having needed to be bucked up.

His new book, Absolute Zero Cool, was officially released on July 7, though the big party will…


Added by Dana King on July 18, 2011 at 2:45am — No Comments


Mystery conventions have to be some of the wackiest, most creative and high energy get-togethers around, Comic Con not withstanding (if you can stand a hundred Darth Vadersroaming around).


Years ago, when I was starting out in the mystery field, a small conference called Bare Bones took place in the hills above Escondido in a church camp near the town of Julian. We stayed in cabins, ate…


Added by Sunny Frazier on May 13, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Review: Last Car To Elysian Fields, James Lee Burke

James Lee Burke is arguably one of America’s greatest hardboiled detective authors, and Last Car to Elysian Fields not only does that reputation justice, it strengthens his position as a crime writer with an immense literary range that borders on the poetic.

Detective Dave Robicheaux is asked by Father Jimmie Dolan to join him on a trip into St. James Parish, where he meets the daughter of a musician who disappeared years before. Soon strange links begin to emerge between… Continue

Added by Richard Kunzmann on April 15, 2009 at 7:03pm — No Comments

Dead End Road Interview in the Big Thrill

For those of you interested in my last thriller Dead-End Road and the Harry Mason / Jacob Tshabalala series in general, have a look at this month's issue of the Big Thrill Magazine. And for those writers who haven't yet joined, or the readers who haven't yet subscribed, check out the whole magazine. It's packed with tons of goodies.

Here's the URL:

The interview discusses why I came… Continue

Added by Richard Kunzmann on March 2, 2009 at 3:44am — No Comments

Bouchercon meta-fiction

Before heading off to Bouchercon this year I started to write a bit of fiction about the trip. I present the beginning of it here and will post the rest of it over the next few weeks.

Remember, it's fiction. It's all made up. All of it.

The Ten Rules

When I wrote my novel, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, I used Elmore Leonard’s Ten Rules of Writing, and I’m pretty sure that Declan Burke used them when he wrote his novel, The Big… Continue

Added by John McFetridge on November 25, 2008 at 4:23am — No Comments

Crime Always Pays

This week on Crime Always Pays: John McFetridge (right) launches ‘the Toronto Series’ on-line; Charles Salzberg Q&A’d; a review of Alan Glynn’s THE DARK FIELDS; some decent reviews for THE BIG O; free copies of Paul Charles’ THE BEAUTIFUL SOUND OF SILENCE; Declan Hughes knocks the stuffing out of Banville Man; Peter Murphy expands on ‘the compost theory of culture’; the Mercier Press launch HITLER’S IRISHMEN and DARK CORNERS; and… Continue

Added by Declan Burke on October 2, 2008 at 8:09pm — No Comments

Alafair Burke at The Poisoned Pen

When Barbara Peters, owner of The Poisoned Pen Bookstore, introduced Alafair Burke to the audience, she said they had both graduated from Stanford. They went on to mention other authors who went to Stanford - Michele Martinez, Diane Mott Davidson, Tess Gerritsen, Twist Phelan, and

Yxta Maya Murray. Barbara said when she was in school, Wallace Stegner was their famous graduate, and they used to say John Steinbeck failed Freshman English…

Added by Lesa Holstine on September 9, 2008 at 12:30am — No Comments

Crime Always Pays

This week on Crime Always Pays: Catherine O’Flynn’s WHAT WAS LOST, Declan Burke’s THE BIG O and Tana French’s THE LIKENESS reviewed; free copies of KO Dahl’s THE FOURTH MAN and THE MAN IN THE WINDOW; A GONZO NOIR gets its own blog; Andrew Taylor on the genesis of BLEEDING HEART SQUARE; KT McCaffrey on soundtracks and writing; Ed Lynskey Q&A’d; and – wait for it! – a first look at Will Hoyle’s BELLA MORTE!

Added by Declan Burke on June 18, 2008 at 9:15pm — No Comments

James Lee Burke

Every time I read something by James Lee Burke I tell myself, “You really need to read more James Lee Burke.” This year I’m finally getting around to it, and it’s made my reading time richer and more rewarding. I just finished PEGASUS DESCENDING after reading CADILLAC JUKEBOX in March and JOLIE BLON’S BOUNCE in December. I don’t like him more each time anymore; he’s who I come back to when I want to be reminded why I love to read.

His characters walk in off the cane break as… Continue

Added by Dana King on May 6, 2008 at 11:29am — 2 Comments

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