25 July 2011 0 Comments

New Declan Burke gets Banville approval

One of the best crime fiction bloggers on the web also happens to be one of the most innovative and compelling writers of…crime fiction. Irishman Declan Burke, who pens the Crime Always Pays blog, has a new novel out. Absolute Zero Cool promises “a postmodern take on the crime thriller genre.” Booker Prize-winner John Banville, […]

17 September 2010 0 Comments

Fussy like Poirot, tarnished like Marlowe

Declan Burke runs an excellent blog on Irish crime writing. He also reviews for The Irish Times. Today the Times has this very gratifying review of my latest novel, along with write-ups of the new ones from Kate Atkinson, Don Winslow and Conor Fitzgerald, among others: “Matt Rees’s protagonist Omar Yussef generally prowls the mean […]

8 July 2010 0 Comments

Irish Times on international crime

The Irish Times has a thought-provoking article today under the headline “How the world became one big crime scene.” It’s by Declan Burke, ace Irish crime fictioneur and also one of the most active bloggers on the subject. You’ll find reference to my Palestinian sleuth, Omar Yussef, but Dec also delves into other areas of […]