'McKinty's Troubles-set tales of sarky Belfast cop Sean Duffy are becoming one of the great crime series ...Brilliant!' - THE SUN SHORTLISTED FOR THE THEAKSTON'S OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD SPINETINGLER AWARD WINNER NED KELLY AWARD WINNER STEEL DAGGER AWARD SHORTLISTED 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 enough 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? BOOK 5 IN THE DETECTIVE SEAN DUFFY SERIES
A death in a historic castle, locked up overnight. It almost looks like a suicide, but then Sean Duffy pulls on a few little threads, and the whole Establishment could come undone ...
Shortlisted for Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2016.
Praise for the Sean Duffy series: 'Fast-paced, intricate and crime to the core Guardian A treat and an education -- Val McDermid Creeps up on you and explodes Daily Mail Gun Street Girl revels in the farce that was the past to deliver a stellar crime novel for the present. Simply outstanding. Sydney Morning Herald McKinty's Troubles-set tales of sarky Belfast cop Sean Duffy are becoming one of the great crime series ... Brilliant The Sun Fluent and fast paced Sunday Times An exciting new voice -- Ian Rankin McKinty on great and very funny form -- Simon Copeland The Sun Adrian McKinty returns with a further instalment of his wonderful Sean Duffy series, fast becoming a favourite of crime fiction aficionados worldwide. Now living in Melbourne, Northern Ireland-born McKinty writes tough and hard in balanced and weighty prose. His flair for language is matched by that seriously cool feel for characters who reject conformity The Australian Novels with this kind of muscular vigour are rare and only McKinty brings Muhammad Ali, Jimmy Savile and a new band called U2 to the mix in a way that makes perfect sense and is murder mystery perfection Australian Women's Weekly
Adrian 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.