The Detective Up Late

By Adrian McKinty

Read by Gerard Doyle

Runtime

9h 16m

Release

10-18-22

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Mystery & Detective

Runtime

9h 16m

Release

10-18-22

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Mystery & Detective

Overview

It’s the dawn of the new decade, and Detective Inspector Sean Duffy is more than happy to slam the door on the grisly ’80s, clinging to the hope that the ’90s might prove more peaceful for the people of Belfast. Duffy looks forward to embarking on his own personal new chapter, spending more time with his longtime partner, Beth, and daughter, Emma, as he switches to being a part-timer at the Carrickfergus RUC.

Before Duffy can shift gears though, a missing person report captures his attention. A fifteen-year-old girl from a seedy local caravan park has vanished without a trace. Duffy’s sense that this is more than a case of a teenage runaway is soon confirmed as he uncovers a network of lurid middle-aged men closely connected with the girl. Fearing that every second lost could mean the case remains unsolved, Duffy urgently tries to uncover what happened to the girl—while simultaneously having to manage a mercurial triple agent. This final case for Detective Duffy looms more dangerous and twisted than anyone had first expected.

Editorial Reviews

“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 crackles with raw talent. His dialogue is superb, his characters rich, and his plotting tight and seamless.” San Francisco Chronicle, 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

“[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

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.

Gerard Doyle

Narrator Biography

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.