Friday, October 03, 2008

Top ten: Irish crime fiction

At The Rap Sheet, crime writer Declan Burke posted a recommended list of Irish crime fiction.

One title on the list:
The Butcher Boy, by Patrick McCabe.

In its first-person evocation of a poignant, childish need to belong that sours into murderous obsession, The Butcher Boy is literary Ireland’s equivalent of Jim Thompson’s The Killer Inside Me.
Read about another title from Burke's list.

Check out an excerpt from Burke's The Big O and learn more about the book and author at the publisher's website and the Crime Always Pays blog.

The Page 99 Test:: The Big O (Irish edition).

The Page 99 Test: The Big O.

--Marshal Zeringue