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Police at the Station and They Don't Look Friendly: Sean Duffy #6

Adrian McKinty


Serpents Tale

Fiction & Literature;
Crime & mystery;
Thriller & suspense


320 pages

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Belfast 1988: a man has been shot in the back with an arrow. It ain't Injuns and it isn't Robin Hood. But uncovering exactly who has done it will take Detective Inspector Sean Duffy down his most dangerous road yet, a road that leads to a lonely clearing on the 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.

By:   Adrian McKinty
Imprint:   Serpents Tale
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   412g
ISBN:   9781781256923
ISBN 10:   1781256926
Series:   Detective Sean Duffy
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   January 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Print

Adrian McKinty was born and grew up in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. He studied law at Warwick and politics and philosophy at Oxford before emigrating to New York in 1993. In 2008, he emigrated again, this time to Melbourne, Australia with his wife and kids. Adrian's first crime novel, Dead I Well May Be, was shortlisted for the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award and was picked as the best debut crime novel of 2004 by the American Library Association. The first of the books in the Sean Duffy series, The Cold Cold Ground, won the 2013 Spinetingler Award and was picked as one of the best crime novels of the year by The Times; the second, I Hear the Sirens in the Street, won the 2014 Barry Award, was shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Award and was longlisted for the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award. The third, In the Morning I'll Be Gone, won the 2014 Ned Kelly award and was picked as one of the top 5 crime novels of the year by The Mail on Sunday. The fourth, Gun Street Girl, was shortlisted for the 2015 Ned Kelly Award, the 2016 Edgar Award, the 2016 Audie Award, the 2016 Anthony Award and was picked as one of the best crime novels of the year by The Boston Globe and The Irish Times. The fifth Sean Duffy book, Rain Dogs, has been shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award and the Ned Kelly Award.

Adrian McKinty right now: pace, engaging central character, sense of place and period, tight plotting -- Ian Rankin Another cracker in this superior series -- Ian Rankin A cracker * Val McDermid * An unforgettable title ... it perfectly sums up the paranoid atmosphere at Carrickfergus CID in the late 1980s. McKinty moves seamlessly between action and reflection, and his sardonic tone is a delight. * Sunday Times * Crime is the subject, but Police at the Station and They Don't Look Friendly will prove one of the best novels of any kind this year. * The Australian * The sixth in McKinty's increasingly impressive Duffy series ... most enjoyable ... a first-person tail of cheerfully grim fatalism and Prod-Taig banter, chock-a-block with cultural references. -- Declan Burke * Irish Times * Praise for the Sean Duffy series: McKinty has all the virtues: smart dialogue, sharp plotting, sense of place, well-rounded characters and a nice line in what might be called cynical lyricism ... Gateway McKinty: you won't stop here * Irish Times * The tension between McKinty's love of tight, formal puzzles and loose, riffing dialogue is what makes the Duffy novels such a joy * Guardian * A new Sean Duffy novel is always one of the highlights of a crime reader's year * Sydney Morning Herald * A treat and an education -- Val McDermid One of the great crime series ... Brilliant * Sun * A classic plot with modern twists * Sunday Times * Adrian McKinty is one of the great storytellers writing crime fiction today. -- Don Winslow When it comes to Northern Irish crime fiction, Adrian McKinty forged the path the rest of us follow. -- Stuart Neville

  • Long-listed for CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2017 (UK)
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