Adrian McKinty and Stuart Neville each got a mention, and Ken Bruen featured in the list twice.
Their entries went like this:
The Guards by Ken Bruen – This was the gateway book for most fans of Bruen’s work and introduced us to this original voice, great character and unique stylist.
American Skin by Ken Bruen – American Skin is Bruen’s masterpiece.
Fifty Grand by Adrian McKinty – This book, along with Safer by Sean Doolittle, represents what commercial, popular fiction SHOULD be.
The Ghosts of Belfast by Stuart Neville – Simply put, this is a great novel that will change you.
Some high praise indeed. And who’s to say what might be added to Lindenmuth’s favourites from this neck of the woods in 2010? I don’t think this surge in Irish crime fiction is going to die out any time soon.
Check out the rest of Brian Lindenmuth’s article for a year’s worth of highly recommended reading. As Allan Guthrie said on Twitter, “Brian recommends, I read.”
Thanks for the shout out. I've got a copy of Winterland headed my way and I've also got a book by some Barbello guy glaring at me and cursing up a storm.
Keep the rec coming.
I'll have to send you an email -- got an idea to run by you.
should have said 'keep the recs coming' but I can't type for shit.
Well done, gents!
Brian - No worries at all.
Winterland is a scorcher. Could well find a spot in next year's top fifty... And that Barbelo pup has some mad aul craic going on too.
Email away, sir. I'll be happy to hear from you.
Seana - They continue to do us proud.
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