Declan Burke is one of Ireland’s leading crime fiction authors. He reviews regularly for a variety of national newspapers and magazines, and hosts the website Crime Always Pays. His novels include Eightball Boogie (2003), The Big O (2007), Absolute Zero Cool (2011) and Slaughter’s Hound (2012).
Absolute Zero Cool was shortlisted in the crime fiction section for the Irish Book Awards, and received the Goldsboro/Crimefest ‘Last Laugh’ Award for Best Humorous Crime Novel. Declan is the editor of Down These Green Streets: Irish Crime Writing in the 21st Century (2011). He lives in Wicklow with his wife and daughter, where he is not allowed to own a cat, or be owned by one.