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- Description'McKinty is one of Britain's great contemporary crime writers and the Sean Duffy books are his masterpiece.' IAN RANKIN BOOK 5 IN THE DETECTIVE SEAN DUFFY SERIES SHORTLISTED FOR THE THEAKSTON'S OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD SPINETINGLER AWARD WINNER NED KELLY AWARD WINNER STEEL DAGGER AWARD SHORTLISTED WINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD 2017 It's just the same things over and again for Sean Duffy. Riot duty. Heartbreak. Cases he can solve but never get to court. But what detective gets two locked room mysteries in one career? When journalist Lily Bigelow is found dead in the courtyard of Carrickfergus castle, it looks like a suicide. But there are just a few things that bother Duffy eugh to keep the case file open. Which is how he finds out that she was working on a devastating investigation of corruption and abuse at the highest levels of power in the UK and beyond. And so Duffy has two impossible problems on his desk: who killed Lily Bigelow? And what were they trying to hide?
- Author BiographyAdrian 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; the second, I Hear the Sirens in the Street, was shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Award and 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 best 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. His latest Sean Duffy Book, Rain Dogs, has been shortlisted for the 2016 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award and the Ned Kelly Award.
- PrizesShortlisted for Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2016.
- Author(s)Adrian McKinty
- PublisherProfile Books Ltd
- Date of Publication07/04/2016
- SubjectCrime, Thriller & Adventure
- Series TitleDetective Sean Duffy
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintSerpent's Tail
- Weight309 g
- Width130 mm
- Height200 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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