Police at the Station and They Don't Look Friendly
A Detective Sean Duffy Novel
Belfast 1988: A man is found dead, killed with a bolt from a crossbow in front of his house. This is no hunting accident.
But uncovering who is responsible for the murder will take Detective Sean Duffy down his most dangerous road yet, a road that leads to a lonely clearing on a high bog where three masked gunmen will force Duffy to dig his own grave.
Hunted by forces unknown, threatened by Internal Affairs, and with his relationship on the rocks, Duffy will need all his wits to get out of this investigation in one piece
DUFFY NOVELS HAVE WON SPINETINGLER, BARRY, AND NED KELLY AWARDS AND HAVE BEEN SHORTLISTED FOR THE ANTHONY AWARD, EDGAR AWARD, CWA IAN FLEMING AWARD, THEAKSTON, AND NED KELLY AWARDS.
PRAISE FOR THE SERIES:
“[The Cold Cold Ground] is the best crime novel mystery that I’ve read in a long time….[McKinty is] a great writer.”
—NPR’s Nancy Pearl
“McKinty’s Sean Duffy, policing the mean streets of 1985 Northern Ireland, tackles gun runners, arms dealers, MI5, and a mysterious double murder—or is it a triple?—in the fourth installment of this terrific series.”
—Boston Globe “Best Books of 2015”
PRAISE FOR THE SERIES AND McKINTY:
“McKinty continues to astound me…. [His] novels are, in my mind, already elevated to canonical status…. McKinty takes the time-tested conventions of the mystery genre and builds a narrative utterly unique and compelling over them…. In short, McKinty has learned from the masters, and in my opinion, now is one.”
“Mixes a mordant wit and casual, unpredictable violence that vividly portrays a turbulent time…. McKinty is in full command of language, plot, and setting in a terrifying period of history that sometimes seems forgotten. Fans of gritty Northern Irish crime writers such as Stuart Neville, Declan Hughes, and Brian McGilloway will enjoy this talented author.”
—Library Journal STARRED REVIEW
“Remarkably clever…. Written in a darkly funny, laconic style, Gun Street Girl is riveting. The noir ambiance is irresistible, and the Belfast setting is disturbingly vivid…. Sure to inspire readers to go back and catch up on more of McKinty’s superb writing…. An excellent noir thriller.”
—Shelf Awareness for Readers