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Rain Dogs

Written by Adrian McKinty — Let’s start with the title. Like the rest of the books in the Sean Duffy series, it’s taken from a Tom Waits song. I’m not sure there’s a Tom Waits vibe to the books, but the author likes it like that…
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Preserve the Dead

Written by Brian McGilloway — Detective Sergeant Lucy Black of the Derry police force leads a full and complex life. Her father is suffering the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and has been badly beaten by another inmate at the secure unit he’s currently in. But before she can complain about…
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Barlow by the Book

Written by John McAllister — John Barlow is the Royal Ulster Constabulary Station Sergeant in Ballymena, County Antrim. It’s 1960 and he is both respected and feared, depending on which part of Ballymena society you come from. Petty crooks fear his policing skills and intuition, but respect his fairness. Up-and-coming…
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Those We Left Behind

Written by Stuart Neville — When the police burst their way into the neat Belfast suburban house, after an alarm call from neighbours, they walk straight into a scene from hell. Two children, brothers, clutch each other on the bed, while on the floor is…
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Gun Street Girl audiobook

Written by Adrian McKinty, narrated by Gerard Doyle — One of the reasons I looked forward to listening to the audio version of this excellent police procedural was having heard Gerard Doyle’s version of Adrian McKinty’s first Sean Duffy book, The Cold Cold Ground. Like…
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Meet Adrian McKinty

The Northern Irish author Adrian McKinty has written three crime trilogies. The latest – his Sean Duffy series – has been so good it turned from a trilogy into a quartet of books. And it might continue still. We’ve reviewed all four of them here…
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Gun Street Girl

Written by Adrian McKinty — Originally, Adrian McKinty’s Sean Duffy series was meant to be a trilogy, so the appearance of Gun Street Girl is great news for fans. It’s the fourth book set in 1980s Belfast and featuring the Catholic detective who’s reached the rank…
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