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William Boyle


"(A) masterly literary noir from Boyle...This mature, nuanced work is a must for George Pelecanos fans.'"
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"Boyle emerges not just as a consummate crime writer but as a poet of the underclass, unwaveringly portraying lives gone wrong but still finding a little moonlight 'spilling its light on the cracks in the sidewalks and all the cracked hearts.'"
Booklist, Starred Review

"One of the best, most exciting novelists working today, writing exhilarating crime melodramas that are rich, intimate family stories as well. His upcoming book is his best yet."
—Megan Abbott, Edgar Award-winning author


"Outstanding novel...Boyle's characters are vividly drawn and painfully real. Fans of literary crime novelists such as George Pelecanos and Richard Price will be highly rewarded." 
Publishers Weekly, Starred and Boxed Review

"The author's exquisitely drawn character soon uncover secrets and make connections with each other that echo those of a Greek tragedy, with similar results. Boyle comfortably stands next to literary crime favorites like Don Winslow, Richard Price, and Lou Berney."
Library Journal, Starred Review

Praise for A FRIEND IS A GIFT YOU GIVE YOURSELF (Winner of Prix Transfuge du meilleur polar étranger) 

"An addictive hardboiled crime novel. Boyle skillfully mixes a classic Westlake/Leonard-style caper with the powerful tale of three women facing the ghosts of their pasts."
Publishers WeeklyStarred Review

"Recommend this triumph of moral ambiguity to fans of black humor, including that of Carl Hiaasen and Dennis Lehane, in addition to [Elmore] Leonard."
Booklist, Starred Review


"Powered by brilliantly realized characters, a richly described and grittily realistic backdrop, and subtle yet powerful imagery, this is crime fiction at its best: immersive, intense, and darkly illuminating."
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

" outstanding thriller."
—Booklist, Starred Review

Praise for GRAVESEND

"[GRAVESEND] may remind crime-fiction devotees of novels by Dennis Lehane or George Pelecanos...Powerful reading."

"Fans of classic noir will find a lot to like."
—Publishers Weekly

" the Elmore Leonard vein: blue-color Brooklyn setting, idiomatic dialogue, no detective figure. Bristling with energy, GRAVESEND marks Boyle out as a new name to watch."
The Guardian (U.K.)


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