Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly : A Detective Sean Duffy Novel

Adrian McKinty and Adrian McKinty

Gerard Doyle (Narrator)

03-07-17

9hrs 50min

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03-07-17

9hrs 50min

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Unabridged

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Fiction/Mystery & Detective

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“Another absolute cracker of a book in a superior series.” Ian Rankin, New York Times bestselling author

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
Winner of the 2017 Ned Kelly Award for Best Ficion
A Boston Globe Best Books of the Year selection
A Literary Hub Pick of Best Crime Books of 2017
A Crime Reads Pick of 17 Best Stoner Mysteries

From The New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author Adrian McKinty this thrilling mystery featuring Detective Sean Duffy was a Boston Globe Best Book of the Year.

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.

Praise

“Another absolute cracker of a book in a superior series.” Ian Rankin, New York Times bestselling author

“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)

“Gerard Doyle has become the voice of the Duffy books…Listeners should not be surprised that his Irish and British accents are perfect but he is also excellent with the French. There are some pretty gruesome scenes here but the story is gripping and…new listeners will want to seek out the earlier audios.” SoundCommentary

“Narrator Gerard Doyle has provided the voice of Adrian McKinty’s Sean Duffy since the first audiobook of the series. Returning for book six, he’s more in tune with Duffy’s complexity than ever before…McKinty’s blend of dark drama with perfectly timed humor and intensely plotted action is performed by Doyle as though he’s intimately familiar with Duffy’s mind, heart, and body. Listeners comprehend the vastness of Duffy’s emotion without a caricatured delivery. Doyle delivers another winning narration. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

“This is familiar territory for Doyle, and he knows exactly how to navigate the material. From the tense opening scene, he keeps the story moving at a steady pace, expertly building the suspense…Bolstered by excellent characterizations, Doyle’s reading holds the listener transfixed.” Publishers Weekly (audio review)

"[This book] is perhaps the best Sean Duffy of the lot in the wit of its dialogue, its inwardness, its exciting story and—essentially—in having a complex and memorably flawed hero in Inspector Sean Duffy.” Weekend Australian

“McKinty has created a Chandleresque character who walks the mean streets of Belfast…Driving it all is McKinty’s compelling literary style” Booklist (starred review)

“McKinty’s hero is irreverent, charming, and mordantly, laugh-out-loud funny, and his eclectic personal soundtrack and bitter, pragmatic politics make for vivid period detail.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Release Date March 7, 2017
Language English
Genre Crime, Fiction, General, International Crime & Mystery, Mystery & Detective, Police Procedural
Number in Series 6
Series Display String The Sean Duffy Series
Release Date Machine 1488844800
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
Winner of the 2017 Ned Kelly Award for Best Ficion
A Boston Globe Best Books of the Year selection
A Literary Hub Pick of Best Crime Books of 2017
A Crime Reads Pick of 17 Best Stoner Mysteries

From The New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author Adrian McKinty this thrilling mystery featuring Detective Sean Duffy was a Boston Globe Best Book of the Year.

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.