Sunday, August 31, 2008

Another chapter, this time from Adrian McKinty

Crime Scene NI (may its tribe increase!) posts this reminder that the opening chapter of Adrian McKinty's next novel, Fifty Grand, is available here. The chapter has much of what I loved about McKinty's Michael Forsythe novels: rhythm, tension and, amid the grimness, a brief, funny exchange of dialogue.

McKinty talks about Fifty Grand and other interesting subjects, including crime fiction, dumbing down and Dan Brown, in this interview on Crime Always Pays.

© Peter Rozovsky 2008

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11 Comments:

Blogger Gerard Brennan said...

Yeah, it's got a real hook, hasn't it? I'm reading Hidden River now. As great as the Dead trilogy.

gb

August 31, 2008  
Blogger adrian mckinty said...

Peter,

How did you manage to find that and post this from a plane crossing the Atlantic Ocean?

Are you sure you're not the Batman?

A...

August 31, 2008  
Anonymous liam said...

Hidden River is my favorite of McKinty's books. A Columbo style whodunnit i.e. we're told early whodunnit, but for me the spaced out passages were the highlight. I reviewed it on Audible.

September 01, 2008  
Blogger petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Hello Peter, Happened to notice a comment about your crossing the Atlantic. On your way to Ireland?
Have a wonderful time! Interesting post, as usual. Just wanted to mention that I was given the The Brilliant Weblog Award. You are an honorable mention because accordingly to the rules only 7 could be nominated. But aren't there enough rules in reality! I really should have made you 8 irrelevent to the 7, Peter. I think your blog is brilliant!

September 01, 2008  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

I am sure I am not the Batman. But the ability to schedule a post in advance for a given time can confer the illusion of omnipresence or at least of sleeplessness.

September 02, 2008  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Gerard and Liam: I suspect I may come into a copy of "Hidden River" before long. The Columbo comparison is a fine hook for me. Liam, where can I find your review?

September 02, 2008  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

PM, I am sitting in an Internet cafe in Belfast blushing at your compliment. I have had a wonderful time so far. The weather has even cooperated.

September 02, 2008  
Blogger petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Oh, it's exciting! When I visited Ireland, I went to Dublin, but
stayed primarily at a friend's family home in Wexford and other rurual towns. Yes, the umbrella becomes your third arm. But I had stretches of beautiful weather while I was there. Looking forward to your post when you return!

September 02, 2008  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

PM, I have noticed that most people carry umbrellas here. In my case, a waterproof hood becomes my second head. I also notice that the rain never seems to last long.

September 02, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a waterproof hood...with pointy,batlike ears,I imagine

Marco

September 02, 2008  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

No, but it is black.

And is Batman billed as the Dark Knight rather than the Caped Crusader in Islamic countries?

September 02, 2008  

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