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- DescriptionBook 1 in the Detective Sean Duffy series. 'McKinty is one of Britain's great contemporary crime writers and the Sean Duffy books are his masterpiece.' Ian Rankin Two dead. One left in a car by the side of a road. He was meant to be found quickly. His killer is making a statement. The other is discovered hanging in a tree, deep in a forest. Surely a suicide: she'd just given birth, but there's sign of the baby. Nothing seems to link the two, but Detective Sergeant Sean Duffy kws the links that seem to be invisible are just waiting to be uncovered. And as a policeman who has solved six murders so far in his career, but t yet brought a single case to court, Duffy is determined that this time, someone will pay.
- Author BiographyAdrian McKinty was born in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, and grew up at the height of the Troubles. He studied law, politics and philosophy at university. In the early 1990s he moved to New York City where he worked in bars, bookstores and building sites. He now lives in Melbourne, Australia. The first Sean Duffy novel The Cold Cold Ground won the 2013 Spinetingler Award, its sequel I Hear The Sirens In The Street was shortlisted for the 2013 Ned Kelly Award, and Sean Duffy Thriller #3, In the Morning I'll be Gone, won the 2014 Ned Kelly Award and was picked as one of the top 10 crime novels of 2014 by the American Library Association.
- PrizesWinner of Spinetingler Awards: Best Novel (Legend) 2013. Shortlisted for Prix du Meilleur Polar des Lecteurs de Points 2013. Long-listed for CrimeFest Last Laugh Award 2013.
- Author(s)Adrian McKinty
- PublisherProfile Books Ltd
- Date of Publication28/06/2012
- SubjectCrime, Thriller & Adventure
- Series TitleDetective Sean Duffy
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintSerpent's Tail
- Weight247 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine21 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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