Gun Street Girl : A Detective Sean Duffy Novel

Adrian McKinty and Adrian McKinty

Gerard Doyle (Narrator)

03-03-15

9hrs 52min

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03-03-15

9hrs 52min

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Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Mystery & Detective

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“I had been saddened at the thought that this series had ended. Imagine my delight; McKinty has now written a fourth book…Read all four. They are phenomenal.” Sun Herald (Biloxi, Mississippi)

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
An AudioFile Best Audiobook of the Year of 2015
Finalist for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Paperback Original
Finalist for the Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original
Finalist for the 2016 Audie Award for Best Mystery Narration
Shortlisted for the 2016 RUSA Reading List
A Voice Arts Award Nominee
A 2015 Boston Globe Book of the Year
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A mysterious suicide and double murder are at the heart of this powerful thriller set in Northern Ireland amidst the Troubles, from The New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author Adrian McKinty

“McKinty is in full command of language, plot, and setting in a terrifying period of history…” —Library Journal (starred review)

Belfast, 1985. Amid the Troubles, Detective Sean Duffy, a Catholic cop in the Protestant Royal Ulster Constabulary, struggles with burnout as he investigates a brutal double murder and suicide. Did Michael Kelly really shoot his parents at point-blank and then jump off a nearby cliff? A suicide note points to this conclusion, but Duffy suspects even more sinister circumstances. He soon discovers that Kelly was present at a decadent Oxford party where a cabinet minister's daughter died of a heroin overdose, which may or may not have something to do with Kelly's subsequent death.

New evidence leads elsewhere: gun runners, arms dealers, the British government, and a rogue American agent with a fake identity. Duffy thinks he's getting somewhere when agents from MI5 show up at his doorstep and try to recruit him, thus taking him off the investigation.

Duffy is in it up to his neck, doggedly pursuing a case that may finally prove his undoing.

Praise

“I had been saddened at the thought that this series had ended. Imagine my delight; McKinty has now written a fourth book…Read all four. They are phenomenal.” Sun Herald (Biloxi, Mississippi)

“A thrilling, thoroughly fantastic murder mystery with countless twists and turns that take readers to the darkest parts of Belfast and some huge cover-ups within the Irish and British governments.” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

“Mixes a mordant wit and casual, unpredictable violence that vividly portrays a turbulent time…McKinty is in full command of language, plot, and setting in a terrifying period of history that sometimes seems forgotten. Fans of gritty Northern Irish crime writers such as Stuart Neville, Declan Hughes, and Brian McGilloway will enjoy this talented author.” Library Journal (starred review)

“There’s plenty of entertaining territorial battling between the dizzying array of law-enforcement agencies acting in Belfast, and Duffy’s investigative skills seem somehow sharpened by his lost hope.” Booklist (starred review)

“Gerard Doyle gives a stunning narration of…the beat-down, highly complex Royal Ulster Constabulary inspector. Simultaneously, Duffy’s protégé, Alexander Lawson, possesses the unrestrained wonder and eagerness of an optimistic youth. Doyle portrays these opposites with an elegant grace that makes listeners forget he’s even there. From the subtle changes in dialect to McKinty’s distinct writing cadence and dark humor, Doyle hones in on the details that make this procedural a joy to listen to. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

Gun Street Girl is great; I’m so glad that Adrian McKinty has given readers another novel starring Belfast cop Sean Duffy, whose earlier exploits were described in the terrific Troubles trilogy. Don’t miss any of the four.” Nancy Pearl, author of Book Lust

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Release Date March 3, 2015
Language English
Genre Crime, Fiction, General, International Crime & Mystery, Mystery & Detective, Police Procedural
Number in Series 4
Series Display String The Sean Duffy Series
Release Date Machine 1425340800
Author Bio
Adrian McKinty

Adrian McKinty was born and grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland, during the Troubles. His father was a welder in Harland and Wolff—the shipyard where they built the Titanic; his mother was a school lunch lady and secretary. Adrian went to Oxford University on a full scholarship where he studied philosophy. 

Emigrating first to America and then Australia he found work as a door-to-door salesman, a driver, a bookstore clerk, a barman, a high school English teacher, and a semipro rugby player. 

His debut crime novel, Dead I Well May Be, was shortlisted for the 2004 Dagger Award and was optioned by Universal Pictures. He is the author of more than a dozen crime novels that have been translated into over forty languages. He has won the Edgar Award, the Anthony Award, the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award, the Barry Award, the Macavity Award, the International Thriller Writers Award, and is a three-time winner of the Ned Kelly Award.  

His 2020 novel The Chain was a New York Times bestseller and appeared on twenty-five best-of-the-year lists. His 2022 novel The Island was an instant New York Times bestseller and made five best-of-the-year lists including those of the London Times and the New York Times

Adrian is a member of the Linnean Society and the National Audubon Society. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.  

Adrian McKinty

Adrian McKinty was born and grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He attended Oxford University on a full scholarship where he studied philosophy. In the mid 1990’s he moved to New York and found work in bars, bookstores, and building sites, finally becoming a high school English teacher in Denver, Colorado. In 2004 Adrian’s debut crime novel, Dead I Well May Be, was shortlisted for the Dagger Award and was optioned by Universal Pictures. Since then his books have sold over half a million copies and been translated into a dozen languages. Adrian won the 2017 Edgar Award and is a two time winner of the Ned Kelly Award and the Barry Award.

Narrator Bio
Gerard Doyle

Gerard Doyle, a seasoned audio narrator, he has been awarded dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards, was named a Best Voice in Young Adult Fiction in 2008, and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. He was born of Irish parents and raised and educated in England. In Great Britain he has enjoyed an extensive career in both television and repertory theater and toured nationally and internationally with the English Shakespeare Company. He has appeared in London’s West End in the gritty musical The Hired Man. In America he has appeared on Broadway in The Weir and on television in New York Undercover and Law & Order. He has taught drama at Ross School for the several years.

Overview

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
An AudioFile Best Audiobook of the Year of 2015
Finalist for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Paperback Original
Finalist for the Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original
Finalist for the 2016 Audie Award for Best Mystery Narration
Shortlisted for the 2016 RUSA Reading List
A Voice Arts Award Nominee
A 2015 Boston Globe Book of the Year
See All +

A mysterious suicide and double murder are at the heart of this powerful thriller set in Northern Ireland amidst the Troubles, from The New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author Adrian McKinty

“McKinty is in full command of language, plot, and setting in a terrifying period of history…” —Library Journal (starred review)

Belfast, 1985. Amid the Troubles, Detective Sean Duffy, a Catholic cop in the Protestant Royal Ulster Constabulary, struggles with burnout as he investigates a brutal double murder and suicide. Did Michael Kelly really shoot his parents at point-blank and then jump off a nearby cliff? A suicide note points to this conclusion, but Duffy suspects even more sinister circumstances. He soon discovers that Kelly was present at a decadent Oxford party where a cabinet minister's daughter died of a heroin overdose, which may or may not have something to do with Kelly's subsequent death.

New evidence leads elsewhere: gun runners, arms dealers, the British government, and a rogue American agent with a fake identity. Duffy thinks he's getting somewhere when agents from MI5 show up at his doorstep and try to recruit him, thus taking him off the investigation.

Duffy is in it up to his neck, doggedly pursuing a case that may finally prove his undoing.