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Book Title: Eight Ball Boogie|
The author of the book: Declan Burke
ISBN 13: 9781903305072
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 889 KB
Edition: Sitric Books
Date of issue: 2004
Read full description of the books Eight Ball Boogie:"Imelda Sheridan was dead, which was tough cookies on Imelda, but then every silver lining has its cloud. My job was to find out who and why, at 12 cent per word for the right facts in the right order...Which is how it all started out, anyway." Harry Rigby likes a smoke, the easy life, and Robert Ryan playing the bad guy in late night black-and-whites. Sweet. But when the wife of a prominent politician is murdered in her best nightie, Rigby finds himself caught in a crossfire between rogue paramilitaries, an internal Garda inquiry, and the heaviest blizzard of coke ever to hit the Northwest. If all this wasn't bad enough, his relationship with girlfriend Denise is on the rocks, and he's hitting the bottle. Then there's Rigby's psychotic brother Gonzo, back on the streets fresh out of prison and meaner than a jilted shark...Flashing with razor-sharp wit, black humor, and edgy, fast-paced plotting, "Eight-Ball Boogie is an enthralling page-turner that marks the debut of a potent new talent in crime fiction.
Read information about the authorDeclan Burke is the author of four novels: Eightball Boogie and Slaughter's Hound, both featuring the private eye Harry Rigby; Absolute Zero Cool; and The Big O.
Crime Always Pays, a comedy crime caper, will be published by Severn House in 2014.
He is also the editor of Down These Green Streets, a collection of essays, interviews and short fictions about the rise of Irish crime writing.
With John Connolly, he is the co-editor of Books To Die For, a collection of essays by the world's leading crime writers on the subject of their favourite crime novels and authors.
Eightball Boogie, Absolute Zero Cool and Slaughter's Hound were all shortlisted in the crime fiction category for the Irish Book Awards.
Absolute Zero Cool won the Goldsboro Last Laugh Award at Crimefest 2012.
Praise for Declan Burke:
“A fine writer at the top of his game.”
“Prose both scabrous and poetic.”
“Proust meets Chandler over a pint of Guinness.” The Spectator.
“A sheer pleasure.” Tana French.
“A hardboiled delight.” The Guardian.
“Imagine Donald Westlake and Richard Stark collaborating on a screwball noir.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review).
“The effortless cool of Elmore Leonard at his peak.” Ray Banks.
“Among the most memorable books of the year, of any genre, was ABSOLUTE ZERO COOL.” Sunday Times.
“The writing is a joy.” Ken Bruen.
“A cross between Raymond Chandler and Flann O’Brien.” John Banville.
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