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I Hear the Sirens in the Street

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Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Pages: 256
Subject: Fiction, Crime

I Hear the Sirens in the Street

Adrian McKinty

Detective Sergeant Sean Duffy returns for the incendiary and critically acclaimed sequel to The Cold Cold Ground.

9781846688195 (9 Jan 2014)

About the book

Book 2 in the Detective Sean Duffy series.

'McKinty is one of Britain's great contemporary crime writers and the Sean Duffy books are his masterpiece.'

Sean Duffy knows there's no such thing as a perfect crime. But a torso in a suitcase is pretty close.

Still, one tiny clue is all it takes, and there it is. A tattoo. So Duffy, fully fit and back at work after the severe trauma of his last case, is ready to follow the trail of blood -- however faint -- that always, always connects a body to its killer.

A legendarily stubborn man, Duffy becomes obsessed with this mystery as a distraction from the ruins of his love life, and to push down the seed of self-doubt that he seems to have traded for his youthful arrogance.

So from country lanes to city streets, Duffy works every angle. And wherever he goes, he smells a rat...


About the author

Adrian McKinty was born in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, and grew up at the height of the Troubles. He studied law, politics and philosophy at university. In the early 1990s he moved to New York City where he worked in bars, bookstores and building sites. He now lives in Melbourne, Australia. The first Sean Duffy novel The Cold Cold Ground won the 2013 Spinetingler Award, its sequel I Hear The Sirens In The Street was shortlisted for the 2013 Ned Kelly Award, and Sean Duffy Thriller #3, In the Morning I'll be Gone, won the 2014 Ned Kelly Award and was picked as one of the top 10 crime novels of 2014 by the American Library Association.


It blew my doors off

- Ian Rankin

The ever-excellent Adrian McKinty is on great form with his new series ... characteristically fast and thrilling

- Mail on Sunday

Duffy is one of the most interesting, convincing and sympathetic police officers in recent crime fiction... McKinty gets better and better.

- Marcel Berlins, Times

It's easy to see Duffy becoming as popular as Ian Rankin's Rebus

- Irish Times

A strain of rough and visual, sly and lyric narrative prose in service of one hell of a story. Sean Duffy is a great creation, and the place comes alive - a uniquely beautiful and nasty part of the world

- Daniel Woodrell

Additional Information

Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Pages: 256
Subject: Fiction, Crime

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