“Another absolute cracker of a book in a superior series.” —Ian Rankin, New York Times bestselling author
Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Another thrilling mystery featuring Detective Sean Duffy and his most dangerous investigation yet
Belfast, 1988. A man is found dead, killed with a bolt from a crossbow in front of his house. This is no hunting accident. But uncovering who is responsible for the murder will take Detective Sean Duffy down his most dangerous road yet, a road that leads to a lonely clearing on a 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.
“There is plenty of action and excitement as we get to observe the normally flying-by-the-seat-of-his-pants detective grappling intentionally with his future. Superb.” —Boston Globe
“Riveting sixth Sean Duffy novel pits the detective inspector against some of his toughest foes yet.” —Publishers Weekly
“Another mordantly witty mystery novel from the reliably excellent Adrian McKinty.” —Irish Times
“‘Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly’ is a line from a song by Tom Waits, and 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 (London)
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.