Absolute Zero Cool


Absolute Zero Cool


'A genuinely original take on noir, inventive and funy. Imagine, if you can, a cross between Flann O'Brien and Raymond Chandler'
John Banville

Absolute Zero Cool is a post-modern take on the crime thriller genre. Adrift in the half-life limbo of an unpublished novel, hospital porter Billy needs to up the stakes. Euthanasia simply isn’t shocking anymore; would blowing up his hospital be enough to see Billy published, or be damned?

What follows is a gripping tale that subverts the crime genre’s grand tradition of liberal sadism, a novel that excites and disturbs in equal measure. Absolute Zero Cool is not only an example of Irish crime writing at its best; it is an innovative, self-reflexive piece that turns every convention of crime fiction on its head. Declan Burke’s latest book is an imaginative story that explores the human mind’s ability to both create and destroy, with equally devastating effects.

About the Author

Declan Burke is one of Ireland's leading crime authors. He reviews regularly for a variety of local and national newspapers and hosts the website Crime Always Pays. His previous books include Eightball Boogie, The Big O and Crime Always Pays.

ISBN: 9781907593314

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