WINNER! EDGAR® AWARD and BARRY AWARD® for BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL! It’s just the same things over and again for Sean Duffy: riot duty, heartbreak, cases he can solve but never get to court. But what detective gets two locked-room mysteries in one career? When journalist Lily Bigelow is found dead in the courtyard of Carrickfergus castle, it looks like a suicide. Yet there are just a few things that bother Duffy enough to keep the case file open. Which is how he finds out that she was working on a devastating investigation of corruption and abuse at the highest levels of power in the UK and beyond. And so Duffy has two impossible problems on his desk: Who killed Lily Bigelow? And what were they trying to hide?
About the Author
Adrian McKinty is the author of eighteen novels, including the acclaimed Detective Sean Duffy novels. Rain Dogs won the 2017 Edgar® Award for Best Paperback Original. Gun Street Girl was shortlisted for the Anthony, Ned Kelly, and Edgar® Awards. The Cold Cold Ground won the Spinetingler Award. I Hear the Sirens in the Street won the Barry Award and was shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Award. In the Morning I'll Be Gone won the Ned Kelly Award and was selected by the American Library Association as one of the top-10 crime fiction novels of 2014. McKinty is also the author of the standalone historical The Sun Is God. Born and raised in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, McKinty was called "the best of the new generation of Irish crime novelists" in the Glasgow Herald.
WINNER! EDGAR® AWARD for BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL!
2017 BARRY AWARD FINALIST
A BOSTON GLOBE BEST BOOK OF 2015
PRAISE FOR THE DETECTIVE SEAN DUFFY NOVELS:
“When it comes to Northern Irish crime fiction, Adrian McKinty forged the path the rest of us follow. The Sean Duffy series is the culmination of a career spent examining our darkest moments, and McKinty is the only crime writer who can do justice to our singular history.”
—STUART NEVILLE, author of Those We Left Behind
“Shot through with a smart, crackling humor that manages to be both dark and witty. . . . [Sean Duffy] is utterly and pleasurably human.”
“Exceptionally smart police procedurals.”
—BOOKLIST FOUR STARRED REVIEWS!
“A great writer. . . . Don't miss any of the [series].”
—NANCY PEARL, NPR commentator and bestselling author of Book Lust
“Dark, intriguing, but still somehow witty novels. . . . A thrilling, thoroughly fantastic murder mystery with countless twists and turns that take readers to the darkest parts of Belfast.”