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Disappeared earns highest critical praise
The critical plaudits have come flooding in for Disappeared since the UK and Irish launch in August....
'This should make Quinn a star, for it is unquestionably one of the crime novels of the year, written in peerless prose, with a delicate plot - this is a novel to be read slowly and to be savoured sip by sip, as it slowly but surely snares you in its grip': The Daily Mail
'One of the best books of the year.' The Strand Magazine The
'Quinn enriches Disappeared with Irish history and he does an excellent job of ratcheting up the tension' The Rap Sheet The
'Betrayal, Pathos, Compassion, Brutality... As beautifully written as the wild ferocity of Lough Neagh' Ken Bruen.
'The beautifully written Disappeared is much more than a routine whodunnit as it unflinchingly lays bare Northern Ireland's society as it tries to come to terms with its violent past. Outstanding' Irish Independent
'Widely anticipated ... A tough yet lyrical novel, evoking that desperate period of Irish history' Sunday Times Sunday
'The Troubles of Northern Ireland are not over. This message is so disturbingly, convincingly and elegantly conveyed in Anthony Quinn's first novel ... Beautifully haunting' The Times
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Disappeared nominated for a Strand Critics Award
Disappeared has been selected as one of the five best debut novels of 2012 by book critics from the LA Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The San Francisco Chronicle and other daily newspapers.
The book has been nominated for the Strand Critics Debut Novel Award, the only crime fiction award to be judged solely by book critics.
Previous nominees for a Strand award include Stieg Larsson, Lee Child, PD James and Michael Connelly.
The awards, which recognise excellence in the field of mystery fiction, will be presented at an invitation-only cocktail party, hosted by The Strand in New York on July 9.
It is not just Disappeared’s tightly plotted story which has resonated with US audiences but also its moody scene-setting and ‘powerful’ prose.
Reviewers have praised the novel for its ‘powerful mood-enhancing prose’; ‘its convincing tightly-plotted story’; its ‘lavish portrayal of Irish history’ and ‘the ratcheting up of tension as the yarn progresses’.