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I Hear the Sirens in the Street by Adrian McKinty
  

I Hear the Sirens in the Street

Part of the Detective Sean Duffy Series

Synopsis

I Hear the Sirens in the Street by Adrian McKinty

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.' IAN RANKIN 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... RAIN DOGS WAS WINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD 2017

Reviews

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 This novel is atmospheric, beautifully paced, precisely constructed, and genuinely hard to put down. Fans of the likes of Billingham, Rankin and Lehane will not want to miss out on McKinty * The Age * This is a very fine police thriller from a rising start of the genre. The pacing is brisk and exciting, and the plotting is full of interest and surprises. * Canberra Times, Australia * McKinty keeps getting better and better ... Sirens is a humdinger - a highly enjoyable, smart, page-turner of a novel. -- Anne Sexton * Hot Press * Not everyone could tackle such a splintered society, but McKinty seems to relish its challenges as much as its opportunities... Sirens won't disappoint McKinty fans, and may well attract many more. -- Mary Leland * Irish Examiner * Don't miss out on McKinty's belting tale. Duffy mainlines into your bloodstream. Like the vodka and lime he's so fond of, he's definitely addictive. -- Liz Kennedy * Belfast News Letter * This is crime fiction at its best: a police procedural with dialogue that's crisp and occasionally lighthearted; blistering action that's often lethal; McKinty's mordant Belfastian wit; and a protagonist readers won't want to leave behind when the trilogy ends. * Booklist * McKinty is seriously brilliant, his flair for language matched by his remarkable feel for place, appetite for redemptive violence and gravely cool appreciation of characters who reject conformity. There are echoes of Dennis Lehane, Joseph Wambaugh, Eoin McNamee and even Raymond Chandler but McKinty is resolutely his own hard man. * Weekend Australian * A fast and thrilling ride from the reliably excellent McKinty * Mail on Sunday * 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


About the Author

Adrian McKinty

Adrian McKinty was born and grew up in Northern Ireland. He studied law, politics and philosophy at university. He moved to New York City in the early nineties where he worked in bars, bookstores and building sites. He now lives in Melbourne, Australia and writes a popular blog on film, music, politics and literature at adrianmckinty.blogspot.com and tweets @adrianmckinty.

McKinty is best known for his series of Sean Duffy thrillers. The first, The Cold Cold Ground, was published in 2012 and won the 2013 Spinetingler Award and its sequel I Hear The Sirens In The Street has been shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Awards 2013, 2014 Le Prix SNCF du Polar, the Barry Awards 2014 and longlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2014.

Maxim Jakubowski's view on Adrian McKinty...

The stylish Irish author who now lives in Australia but was for many years in America has followed his DEAD trilogy with FIFTY GRAND, a powerful revenge novel set in Cuba and Colorado, with a female Havana cop on the rampage in a mission to avenge her dead father. Staccato prose, poetic landscapes and an unforgettable heroine all conspire to make this one of the big crime novels of the past year. A must.

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Book Info

Publication date

2nd January 2014

Author

Adrian McKinty

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Publisher

Serpent's Tail an imprint of Profile Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
256 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781846688195

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