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The Cold Cold Ground : Sean Duffy 1 - Adrian McKinty

The Cold Cold Ground

Sean Duffy 1


Published: 28th June 2012
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Sean Duffy will do anything to solve this case. Including risking his life.

Two dead.

One left in a car by the side of a road. He was meant to be found quickly. His killer is making a statement.

The other is discovered hanging in a tree, deep in a forest. Surely a suicide: she'd just given birth, but there's no sign of the baby.

Nothing seems to link the two, but Detective Sergeant Sean Duffy knows the links that seem to be invisible are just waiting to be uncovered. And as a policeman who has solved six murders so far in his career, but not yet brought a single case to court, Duffy is determined that this time, someone will pay.

About the Author

Adrian McKinty grew up in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. After studying at Oxford University he moved to New York City, working in bars, bookstores, building sites and finally the basement stacks of the Columbia University Medical School Library. In 2000 he relocated to Denver, Colorado where he taught high school English and began writing fiction. His debut Dead I Well May Be was shortlisted for the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, while Fifty Grand won the 2010 Spinetingler Award and was longlisted for the 2011 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. His most recent work was Falling Glass . In 2009 Adrian moved to Melbourne, Australia with his wife and two children.


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very enjoyable

By margie

from shepparton

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging Characters
  • Page Turner
  • Suspenseful
  • Well Written


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    "'If Raymond Chandler had grown up in Northern Ireland, The Cold Cold Ground is what he would have written' (Peter Millar, Times) 'The names of David Peace and Ellroy are evoked too often in relation to young crime writers, but McKinty shares their method of using the past as a template for the present. The Cold Cold Ground is a crime novel, fast-paced, intricate and genre to the core.' (Eoin McNamee, Guardian) 'Detective Sergeant Sean Duffy could well become a cult figure' (Irish Independent)"

    ISBN: 9781846688232
    ISBN-10: 184668823X
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 256
    Published: 28th June 2012
    Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.2
    Weight (kg): 0.248