Monday, May 05, 2008

What a laugh!

Declan Burke blogs the news that his novel The Big O has been nominated for the Last Laugh Award. This prize, awarded to the best humorous crime novel published in the British Isles in 2007, is to be announced at next month's Bristol CrimeFest.

Burke's competition:

Murdering Americans by Ruth Dudley Edwards
The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam by Chris Ewan
Hard Man by Alan Guthrie
Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn
Angel's Share by Mike Ripley
The Herring Seller's Apprentice by L. C. Tyler
What's So Funny? by Donald Westlake

Going up against Donald Westlake for a comic-crime award is like learning that your play has been tossed in the ring with some guy named Shakespeare, but Burke's tour de fun has an excellent chance.

© Peter Rozovsky 2008

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