Search Results: "Declan Burke"


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CRIME ALWAYS PAYS by Declan Burke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2014

"Don't blink, or you'll miss the latest realignments among criminal conspirators so uniformly energetic and amoral that long before this installment is over, it's hard to tell them apart."
Even though it's been six years since Burke published The Big O (2008), this manic sequel seems to begin five minutes after its predecessor's fade-out. Read full book review >

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THE BIG O by Declan Burke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Imagine Donald Westlake and his alter ego Richard Stark moving to Ireland and collaborating on a screwball noir, and you have some idea of Burke's accomplishment."
A hard-boiled caper goes belly up. Read full book review >

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THE LOST AND THE BLIND by Declan Burke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2015

"There's much, much more, and readers with the patience to watch as Burke (Crime Always Pays, 2014, etc.) peels back layer after layer will be rewarded with an unholy Chinese box of a thriller. Make that an Irish-German box."
A Donegal novelist and freelance journalist is offered a ghostwriting assignment bound to change his life, if it doesn't end it first. Read full book review >

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EDMUND BURKE by Jesse Norman
Released: May 7, 2013

"A top-notch introduction to Burke and his paternity of political systems throughout the Western Hemisphere. Even better, the author points out where ignoring Burke's thoughts have caused unnecessary difficulties."
Member of Parliament Norman (Compassionate Economics, 2008, etc.) comprehensively explains the history and the writings of the man whose thoughts have been quarried by politicians for hundreds of years. Read full book review >

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THE FALL OF DECLAN CURTIS by John Jeremiah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2017

"A classic mob tale with some welcome and unexpectedly fresh notes."
A debut novel blends loss, intrigue, action, and the criminal underworld. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 8, 2011

"A rich, darkly comic send-up of the art world and the megalomaniacal souls that populate it."
Booze, brawls, sex and schizophrenia—such is the artist's life in Paris, according to this raucous satire. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 19, 1995

"Outstanding food, inventive combinations, difficult preparations—but isn't that what we go to restaurants for? (50 line drawings and 8 pages color photos, not seen)"
Burke, executive chef at New York City's chi-chi Park Avenue Cafe, and cookbook author Reingold have done a superb job of translating Burke's original vision into book form. Read full book review >

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THE PRICE OF BLOOD by Declan Hughes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 18, 2008

"Chandleresque, and not in entirely good ways. Hughes (The Wrong Kind of Blood, 2006, etc.) tries hard, but the spark isn't there."
An Irish PI searches for a missing person few want found. Read full book review >

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ALL THE DEAD VOICES by Declan Hughes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2009

"An overcomplicated plot redeemed by first-class writing."
Private investigator Ed Loy (The Price of Blood, 2008, etc.) must crack a case the Garda say they cracked 18 years ago. Read full book review >

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ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE by Declan Hughes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2014

"Cutting back and forth from Claire to Danny to a Madison police officer to an assassin who's been hired by a shadowy Mr. Big, Hughes sticks so close to each one that he manages to create a threatening, baffling world that feels both kaleidoscopic and claustrophobic."
The creator of private eye Ed Loy (City of Lost Girls, 2010, etc.) spins a stand-alone in which the fallout from a Halloween prank 35 years ago turns a perfect Wisconsin family's life into a nightmare. Read full book review >

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THE WRONG KIND OF BLOOD by Declan Hughes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2006

"An overload of backstory burdens long stretches of dialogue in an otherwise promising debut."
A transplanted Irishman goes home to find that Thomas Wolfe pretty much had it right. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAGIC NIGHT by Isobelle Carmody
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 28, 2007

"An edgy, beautifully surreal dreamscape perhaps best saved for daytime. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In this moonlit cat adventure first published in Australia as The Wrong Thing (2006), Lee captures the mysterious hush of a thick-with-magic night in ghostly, luminous pastels. Read full book review >