Thursday, April 23, 2009

Top 10 modern Irish crime novels

At the Guardian, novelist Brian McGilloway named his top ten modern Irish crime novels.

One title on the list:
The Big O by Declan Burke

Declan Burke is single-handedly supporting Irish crime fiction at his site but he is also a terrific crime writer himself. The Big O charts the relationship of armed robber Karen and her new lover Ray. Throw in an ex-prisoner looking to set up a support group and a wolf called Anna and you have some sense of a novel which recalls Elmore Leonard at his best.
Read about Number One on McGilloway's list.

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

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

--Marshal Zeringue