CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED Tyrone author Anthony Quinn read from his latest detective novel at a packed No Alibis bookstore in Belfast on Saturday.
Border Angels is the sequel to his award-nominated and Amazon best-selling Disappeared, which also features Inspector Celcius Daly.
Publishers’ Weekly, the bible to the book business in the US, has praised Disappeared in glowing terms.
“This first installment manages to both entertain and enlighten, taking decades of sectarian violence that preceded present-day calm and using this as the background for a suspenseful whodunit.
“Quinn’s knowledge of post-Troubles Northern Ireland effortlessly converts itself into an effective thriller.”
Anthony said: “It was great to see so many people clutching copies of my new book on Saturday.
“I’d like to thank Dave Torrrans of No Alibis and my agent Paul Feldstein for the glowing praise they gave my writing, and for helping to make the event such a success.
“It was a rainy, dark afternoon in Belfast, and felt like the perfect setting for Noir. “I was delighted to see that people had travelled from all corners of the North to attend the event.”
The book has already received critical praise in the US, where it has been published by the legendary crime publisher Mysterious Press.
US literary magazine Kirkus Reviews has written “Anthony Quinn has quietly made a reputation for himself over the last couple of years as a purveyor of deftly plotted, dark-spirited and periodically lyrical yarns set amid the gurgling bogs and lurking mists of Northern Ireland.
“Border Angels, is due out this month, and if there’s any justice in this world, it ought to earn Quinn more reader plaudits than a leprechaun has coins, and some headlines of his own to boot.”