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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

Crime Always Pays

This week on Crime Always Pays: Jude Law set to star in the movie of Ken Bruen’s BLITZ; Paul Johnston and Mark Coggins Q&A’d; THE BIG O hits the North American landmass; free copies of Ken Bruen’s AMERICAN SKIN; Eoin Colfer to pen a new HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY; new books from Kevin… Continue

Added by Declan Burke on September 25, 2008 at 1:45am — No Comments

Crime Always Pays

This week on Crime Always Pays: CAP hits 1,000 posts; a giveaway comp for copies of THE BIG O and EIGHTBALL BOOGIE; Adrian McKinty on Michael Chabon’s THE YIDDISH POLICEMAN’S UNION; Rafe McGregor Q&A’d; THE BIG SLEEP: The Book Wot Changed My Life; John Connolly’s tribulations with socks ‘n’ sex, and an update on THE LOVERS; what the blummery is going on with Ken Bruen’s SANCTUARY?; and new novels from Arlene Hunt and Alex… Continue

Added by Declan Burke on September 10, 2008 at 9:21pm — No Comments

Crime Always Pays

This week on Crime Always Pays: Andrew Nugent’s latest novel, SOUL MURDER; free copies of David Peace’s ‘Red Riding Quartet’; a sneak preview of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, the movie adapted from John Boyne’s novel; more bumph on the Irish crime writers series at Books 2008; Princess Lilyput gives her verdict as the hardback edition of THE BIG O arrives at Chez Grand Viz; the latest on Sir Kenneth of Bruen; Paul Charles’ latest novel, THE BEAUTIFUL SOUND OF SILENCE; and a little… Continue

Added by Declan Burke on August 28, 2008 at 1:21am — 3 Comments

Crime Always Pays

This week on Crime Always Pays: Adrian McKinty on why crime fiction kicks every other genre’s ass; Kevin Lewis Q&A’d; free copies of Tana French’s THE LIKENESS; the full line-up for Dublin’s Books 2008 crime writing series; the latest release from Gerard Donovan; why Good Friday was the death knell for Irish Republicanism; why Irish crime fiction runs the risk of ghetto chic; some flummery about ‘the great post-Troubles Northern Ireland… Continue

Added by Declan Burke on August 14, 2008 at 12:15am — 1 Comment

Crime Always Pays

This week on Crime Always Pays: is crime fiction recession-proof?; the ‘Irish mysteries’ issue of the Mystery Readers Journal; free copies of Tony Black’s PAYING FOR IT; what did Aeschylus (right) ever do for us?; Martin Edwards Q&A’d; Adrian McKinty on Jim Thompson’s Okalahoma; THE IRISH WAR ON DRUGS; Tana French’s THE LIKENESS and John Connolly’s THE REAPERS reviewed; Patrick Shawn Bagley writes crime fiction poetry; and the Grand Vizier… Continue

Added by Declan Burke on July 16, 2008 at 8:44pm — 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

A GONZO NOIR: An Internet Novel

The first question people tend to ask about A GONZO NOIR is, ‘Why waste a perfectly good novel publishing it to the internet?’

This presupposes that it is good, let alone perfectly good.

Actually, it doesn’t. What people really mean is, ‘Why publish a novel-length story for free when someone might pay you to publish it as a conventional novel?’

Well, there’s a lot of reasons.

The first is that I’ve always wanted to publish a novel to the web, because it’s there and because I… Continue

Added by Declan Burke on June 15, 2008 at 2:32am — No Comments

Crime Always Pays

This week on Crime Always Pays: Andrew Taylor and Declan Burke report on Bristol’s Crime Fest 2008; free copies of Adrian McKinty’s THE BLOOMSDAY DEAD; Sebastian Faulks’ DEVIL MAY CARE reviewed; Paul Nagle’s new cover art for IRONIC; Adrian McKinty reconsiders the English detective; John Connolly asks the big philosophical question about crime fiction; Ruth Dudley Edwards wins the Last Laugh Award; and the latest instalment – wait for it! – of… Continue

Added by Declan Burke on June 13, 2008 at 1:17am — No Comments

Crime Always Pays

This week on Crime Always Pays: reviews of Adrian McKinty’s THE BLOOMSDAY DEAD and Declan Burke’s THE BIG O; free copies of the Ken Bruen / Jason Starr collaboration THE MAX; a Q&A with Will Hoyle; the first three chapters of Declan Burke’s spanking new interweb novel A GONZO NOIR; a sneaky peek at the new cover for Paul Nagle’s IRONIC; exactly how many shortlists has Tana French made?; and – oh… Continue

Added by Declan Burke on June 4, 2008 at 7:51pm — No Comments

Crime Always Pays

This week on Crime Always Pays: reviews of Ben Affleck’s GONE BABY GONE and Michael Haskins’ CHASIN’ THE WIND; free copies of Andrew Taylor’s BLEEDING HEART SQUARE; the latest on Tana French’s THE LIKENESS; Catherine O’Flynn’s WHAT WAS LOST heads for the silver screen; Peter Clenott Q&A’d; and – oh yes! – the effortlessly irrelevant frippery of the Monday Review.

Added by Declan Burke on May 29, 2008 at 5:10am — No Comments

Crime Always Pays

This week on Crime Always Pays: Q&As with Steve Martini and Jim Michael Hansen; John Boyne’s MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY and Russell Banks’ THE RESERVE reviewed; free copies of Sandra Ruttan’s WHAT BURNS WITHIN; the latest on Tana French’s THE LIKENESS; Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull reviewed; what the hell is ‘Gonzo noir’?; Jack Higgins’ latest blockbuster; is Joseph O’Neill’s NETHERLANDS a crime novel?; and – oh yes! – the… Continue

Added by Declan Burke on May 22, 2008 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Crime Always Pays

This week on Crime Always Pays: Adrian McKinty on Chester Himes; Alan Glynn Q&A’d; Zane Radcliffe’s LONDON IRISH; Peter Clenott’s HUNTING THE KING; Princess Lilyput gets her own blog; ANTON goes to Cannes; Horace McCoy’s KISS TOMORROW GOODBYE; John Burnside’s GLISTER reviewed; the jury remains out for Bernard MacLaverty’s CAL; Poolbeg join the crime fiction revolution; and – oh yes – the usual Monday Review flummery!

Added by Declan Burke on May 14, 2008 at 9:17pm — No Comments

Crime Always Pays

This Week on Crime Always Pays: John Connolly’s THE REAPERS reviewed; a Q&A with BLEEDING HEART SQUARE author Andrew Taylor; Paul Nagle publishes his debut novel; free copies of Garbhan Downey’s YOURS CONFIDENTIALLY; KT McCaffrey on casting real people as fictional characters; John Connolly and Declan Hughes launch THE REAPERS and THE DYING BREED; THE BIG O gets nominated for CrimeFest’s ‘Best… Continue

Added by Declan Burke on May 7, 2008 at 8:46pm — No Comments

The Embiggened O # 2,001: We’re Coming To America

A Minister for Propaganda Elf writes: Herewith be the cover of the forthcoming U.S. edition of THE BIG O, which hits a shelf near you – providing you’re on the North American landmass – on September 22nd, with which the Grand Viz (aka Declan Burke) is tremendously pleased, as it was his favourite of the five options… Continue

Added by Declan Burke on May 3, 2008 at 8:43pm — 2 Comments

Crime Always Pays

This week on Crime Always Pays: Ian Sansom Q&A’d; free copies of Aifric Campbell’s THE SEMANTICS OF MURDER; Bernd Kochanowski (right) previews the Edgars; Adrian McKinty interviewed; The Jury Remains Out on Brian Moore’s THE COLOUR OF BLOOD; the usual overkill on Lilyput pics; the Mystery Readers Journal wants Irish crime writers; Edward Anderson’s THIEVES LIKE US; the interweb cornucopia that is Funky Friday’s Freaky-Deak; and – oh yes! –… Continue

Added by Declan Burke on May 1, 2008 at 11:47pm — No Comments

Nobody Move, This Is A Review: THE BLOOMSDAY DEAD by Adrian McKinty

The concluding part of Adrian McKinty’s ‘Dead’ trilogy, following on from DEAD I WELL MAY BE and THE DEAD YARD, THE BLOOMSDAY DEAD finds the seemingly indestructible Michael Forsythe back on home ground in

Ireland for the first time since he left Belfast in 1991. It’s not what you

might call a happy homecoming, however; the daughter of his former lover, the

flame-haired Bridget, has…

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Added by Declan Burke on October 13, 2007 at 7:18am — 1 Comment

Newbie on the mean-ish streets

Hi folks -



Just a quick line or two to say howdy, I've signed up not really knowing what I'm letting myself in for ... the name is Declan Burke, I have a new novel out called The Big O and there's a blog dedicated to Irish crime fiction (yep, there's more than Ken Bruen, genius that he is ...) called Crime Always Pays. If anyone wants to drop by and say hi, you're more than welcome.



Cheers,



Declan…

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Added by Declan Burke on July 1, 2007 at 10:12pm — 1 Comment

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