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Gun Street Girl

Belfast, 1985. Gunrunners on the borders, riots in the cities, The Power of Love on the radio. And somehow, hanging on, is Detective Inspector Sean Duffy, a Catholic policeman in the Royal Ulster Constabulary. The usual rounds of riot duty and sectarian murders are interrupted when a wealthy couple are shot dead while watching TV. Their son jumps to his death, leaving a note claiming responsibility. But something doesn't add up, and people keep dying. Soon Sean Duffy, Belfast's most roguish detective, is on the trail of a mystery that will pit him against shadowy US national security forces, and take him into the white-hot heart of the biggest political scandal of the decade.
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Duffy's back - and this closed case has just been blown wide open

About the Author

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 won the 2017 Edgar Award and was shortlisted for the 2016 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, the 2016 Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award, the 2016 Ned Kelly Award, the 2017 Barry Award and the 2017 Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original.


Fluent and fast-paced * Sunday Times * A superb satire of its time and place. * Irish Times * Duffy always reminds me of one of Iain Banks's jaded-but-idealistic narrator-heroes, and not just because of the protagonist's taste for pharmaceutical-grade cocaine. Anyone missing their Banks fix should give McKinty a go. * Guardian * Adrian McKinty is back with the same perceptive commentary on social conditions and an acute awareness of political realities in the Belfast of the eighties ... Lucky for us there must be plenty of unresolved crimes, even in a backwater like Carrickfergus, for Inspector Duffy to tackle and for McKinty to turn into further gripping episodes. * Irish Independent * McKinty, with his machine-gun prose and cold hard characters, drops us slam-bang into the racing heart of the fourth Sean Duffy thriller. Strap yourself in. * RTE Guide * This is a first-rate crime-thriller that commands attention from the opening pages * Sydney Morning Herald * Intelligent, razor sharp thrillers ... Taut, lean prose and dialogue up there with Elmore Leonard -- Chris Mullin 'Adrian McKinty is one of the great storytellers writing crime fiction today.' -- Don Winslow When it comes to Northern Irish crime fiction, Adrian McKinty forged the path the rest of us follow. -- Stuart Neville

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