The lost and the blind / Declan Burke.

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    • Publication Information:
      First world edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: The elderly German, Karl Uxkull, was senile or desperate for attention. Why else would he concoct a tale of Nazi atrocity on the remote island of Delphi, off the coast of Donegal? And why now, 60 years after the event, just when Irish-American billionaire Shay Govern has tendered for a prospecting licence for gold in Lough Swilly? Journalist Tom Noone doesn't want to know. But when Karl Uxkull is discovered drowned, Tom and his young daughter find themselves running for their lives, in pursuit of the truth that is their only hope of survival.
    • ISBN:
      9781847515674
      9780727884640
      0727884646
    • Accession Number:
      ocn893631099
      893631099
    • Accession Number:
      fay.485507
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BURKE, D. The lost and the blind. First world edition. [s. l.]: Severn House, 2015. ISBN 9781847515674. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.485507. Acesso em: 27 maio. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Burke D. The Lost and the Blind. First world edition. Severn House; 2015. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.485507. Accessed May 27, 2020.
    • APA:
      Burke, D. (2015). The lost and the blind (First world edition.). Severn House.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Burke, Declan. 2015. The Lost and the Blind. First world edition. Severn House. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.485507.
    • Harvard:
      Burke, D. (2015) The lost and the blind. First world edition. Severn House. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.485507 (Accessed: 27 May 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Burke, D 2015, The lost and the blind, First world edition., Severn House, viewed 27 May 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Burke, Declan. The Lost and the Blind. First world edition., Severn House, 2015. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.485507.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Burke, Declan. The Lost and the Blind. First world edition. Severn House, 2015. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.485507.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Burke D. The lost and the blind [Internet]. First world edition. Severn House; 2015 [cited 2020 May 27]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.485507

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2015 March #1

Burke has always had a flair for mixing a noir sensibility with comedy (Eight-Ball Boogie, 2004), and while this one is a bit lighter than usual, it still shows his ability to blend styles and tone. The story, about journalist Tom Noone, who's hired to ghostwrite an Irish American billionaire's autobiography but winds up caught in the middle of a murderous conspiracy, is generally light, but it has some serious things to say. Tom, intent on cashing his check for the ghostwriting gig, would just as soon ignore the brouhaha developing over an elderly German's claim of Nazi atrocities committed on the island of Delphi, off the coast of Donegal; but when a dead body draws him into the middle of the trouble and threatens his life and that of his daughter, Emily, he's forced to sort out the deadly muddle posthaste. Burke, who was born (and still lives) in Ireland, shows again that he's not just a comic genius, but also a fine dramatic writer and storyteller. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2015 March #5

Irish author Burke's convoluted standalone opens promisingly when Tom Noone, a Dublin journalist and writer of detective stories, is approached by Irish-American millionaire Shay Govern to ghostwrite a biography of Sebastian Devereaux, who wrote thrillers in the 1960s and '70s and is now a recluse on the island of Delphi, near Donegal. Govern is haunted by a WWII Nazi atrocity that he witnessed on Delphi as a teen. So too is elderly Gerhard Uxkull, a Dane who joined the German navy in 1938 and gives Tom his manuscript describing the same massacre, an event fictionalized in an old Devereaux book. As Tom investigates a growing group of unsavory islanders fixated on the massacre, he unearths a range of hidden motives, one of which is has to do with sunken riches. But it's all talk and no action until suddenly bodies start dropping. Though Burke (Slaughter's Hound) has a real knack for dialogue and phrasing, too much happens too fast in the final pages. Agent: Allan Guthrie, Jenny Brown Associates. (May)

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