Hang on St. Christopher

By Adrian McKinty

Release

N/A

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Thrillers

Release

N/A

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Thrillers

Overview

Now serving part-time as a Carrickfergus RUC reservist until he gets his pension, Detective Inspector Sean Duffy thinks he has solved his last case. But when the lead Carrickfergus detective is away on holiday, the Chief urgently calls upon Duffy to investigate a homicide in one of Belfast’s wealthiest neighborhoods.

At first, the murder seems straightforward: a carjacking of a jaguar by teenage joyriders gone wrong, resulting in the death of the owner, a solitary, middle-aged painter. Unexpectedly, Duffy is plunged into one of the most challenging cases of his career. With no forensic evidence, no eyewitnesses, and an ID-less victim, who may be connected to an IRA warlord, Duffy has his work cut out for him.

Determined now to solve the murder and discover the victim’s true identity, Duffy enters a tangled web of shady art forgers, surly skinheads, and tight-lipped Dublin suit-makers, and soon finds himself neck-deep in a case that grows more dangerous as the pieces of the solution begin to fall into place.

Editorial Reviews

“[The Cold Cold Ground] is the best crime novel mystery that I’ve read in a long time….[McKinty is] a great writer.” NPR, praise for the author

“McKinty’s Sean Duffy, policing the mean streets of 1985 Northern Ireland, tackles gun runners, arms dealers, MI5, and a mysterious double murder—or is it a triple?—in the fourth installment of this terrific series.” Boston Globe, praise for the series

“McKinty continues to astound me…[His] novels are, in my mind, already elevated to canonical status…McKinty takes the time-tested conventions of the mystery genre and builds a narrative utterly unique and compelling over them…In short, McKinty has learned from the masters, and in my opinion, now is one.” Mystery People, praise for the author

“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.” Library Journal (starred review), praise for the series

Adrian McKinty

Author Biography

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.

Adrian McKinty

Author Biography

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.