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The Cold Cold Ground (Detective Sean Duffy Book 1) by [McKinty, Adrian]
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Book 1 of 5 in Detective Sean Duffy (5 Book Series)

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A razor sharp thriller told with style, courage and dark-as-night wit ... a brilliant novel with its own unique voice (STUART NEVILLE, AUTHOR OF THE TWELVE)

The Cold Cold Ground is fast-paced, intricate and crime to the core. (Guardian)

If Raymond Chandler had grown up in Northern Ireland, The Cold Cold Ground is what he would have written (Peter Millar Times 2012-01-14)

The Cold Cold Ground is a razor sharp thriller set against the backdrop of a country in chaos, told with style, courage and dark-as-night wit. Adrian McKinty channels Dennis Lehane, David Peace and Joseph Wambaugh to create a brilliant novel with its own unique voice (Stuart Neville)

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 2012-01-07)

Detective Sergeant Sean Duffy could well become a cult figure (Irish Independent)

Detective Sergeant Sean Duffy could well become a cult figure... McKinty has not lost his touch or his eye for the bizarre and the macabre, or his ear for the Belfast accent and argot. ...McKinty creates a marvellous sense of time and place... he manages to catch the brooding atmosphere of the 1980s and to tell a ripping yarn at the same time... There will be many readers waiting for the next adventure of the dashing and intrepid Sergeant Duffy. (Maurice Hayes Irish Independent 2012-01-07)

It's undoubtedly McKinty's finest . . . Written with intelligence, insight and wit, McKinty exposes the cancer of corruption at all levels of society at that time. Sean Duffy is a compelling detective, the evocation of 19802 Northern Ireland is breathtaking and the atmosphere authentically menacing. A brilliant piece of work which does for NI what Peace's Red Riding Quartet did for Yorkshire (Brian McGilloway)

McKinty's prose is a master-class in vicious poise . . . Be in no doubt that this novel is a masterpiece: had David Peace, Eoin McNamee and Brian Moore sat down, they would have been very pleased indeed to have written The Cold Cold Ground (Declan Burke)

The Cold Cold Ground is a fearless trip into Northern Ireland in the 1980s: riots, hunger strikes, murders - yet Adrian McKinty tells a very personal story of an ordinary cop trying to hunt down a serial killer' (John McFetridge)

McKinty's The Cold Cold Ground has got onto on my five best books of the year list as it is riveting, brilliant and just about the best book yet on Northern Ireland (Ken Bruen)

Adrian McKinty is the voice of the new Northern Irish generation but he's not afraid to examine the past. This writer is a legend in the making and The Cold, Cold Ground is the latest proof of this (Gerard Brennan)

Adrian McKinty may have struck gold with Sean Duffy (The Sun 2012-07-13)

Highly readable. (Evening Standard 2012-07-12)

A stylish page-turner of a thriller that will keep you gripped until the end. (We Love This Book 2012-08-01)

"Adrian McKinty is one of the great storytellers writing crime fiction today." (Don Winslow)

'When it comes to Northern Irish crime fiction, Adrian McKinty forged the path the rest of us follow.' (Stuart Neville)

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Sean Duffy will do anything to solve this case. Including risking his life.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1413 KB
  • Print Length: 356 pages
  • Publisher: Serpent's Tail; Main edition (5 Jan. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006U1C5K6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 200 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #25,869 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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