Harry Rigby, a private investigator in the west of Ireland, is having a rough time of it. His relationship with girlfriend Denise is on the rocks, and he's hitting the bottle. To make things worse, he's just heard that his long-lost brother, the amoral, thuggish Gonzo, is out of prison and looking for him. Fresh from unmasking Jessica Fletcher as a serial killer, Harry turns his attention to the untimely death of the wife of local politician Tony Sheridan. Was her death the work of an unholy trinity of loyalist gunmen, a rogue Garda and Gonzo? Or are there even more sinister forces at play? Flashing with razor-sharp wit, black humour and edgy, fast-paced plotting, Eight-Ball Boogie is an enthralling page-turner that marks the debut of a fresh, potent new talent in Irish crime fiction.
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'I have seen the future of Irish crime fiction and it's called Declan Burke. Here is talent writ large - mesmerizing, literate, smart and gripping. If there is such an animal as the literary crime novel, then this is it. But as a compelling crime novel, it is so far ahead of anything being produced, that at last my hopes for crime fiction are renewed. I can't wait to read his next novel.' Ken Bruen, author of London Boulevard and The Killing of the Tinkers