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Police at the Station and They Don't Look Friendly

Adrian McKinty


Serpents Tail

Fiction & Literature;
Crime & mystery;
Thriller & suspense


352 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 Tail
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 200mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   285g
ISBN:   9781781256930
ISBN 10:   1781256934
Series:   Sean Duffy
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   August 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Adrian McKinty grew up in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. He now lives in 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. The first book in the Sean Duffy series, The Cold Cold Ground, won the 2013 Spinetingler Award; the second, I Hear the Sirens in the Street, won the 2014 Barry Award and was shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Award. The third, In the Morning I'll Be Gone, won the 2014 Ned Kelly award. The fourth, Gun Street Girl, was shortlisted for the 2015 Ned Kelly Award, the 2016 Edgar Award, the 2016 Audie Award and the 2016 Anthony Award. 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.

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

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