Author(s): Adrian McKinty
'McKinty is one of Britain's great contemporary crime writers and the Sean Duffy books are his masterpiece.' Ian RankinThis time, help isn't coming. This time, Duffy has to save himself.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. SPINETINGLER AWARD WINNERNED KELLY AWARD WINNERBARRY AWARD WINNERSTEEL DAGGER AWARD SHORTLISTEDEDGAR AWARD SHORTLISTEDTHEAKSTON'S AWARD SHORTLISTEDANTHONY AWARD NOMINEE
SEAN DUFFY #6: This time, help isn't coming. This time, Duffy has to save himself
Long-listed for CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2017.
Another cracker in this superior series. -- Ian Rankin A cracker -- Val McDermid When it comes to Northern Irish crime fiction, Adrian McKinty forged the path the rest of us follow -- Stuart Neville Adrian McKinty is one of the great storytellers writing crime fiction today -- Don Winslow 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 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 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 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 A new Sean Duffy novel is always one of the highlights of a crime reader's year Sydney Morning Herald One of the great crime series ... Brilliant Sun A classic plot with modern twists Sunday Times
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.