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Rain dogs

by McKinty, Adrian,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 5 copies
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Rain Dogs , a stunning installment in the Sean Duffy thriller series, following the Edgar Award-nominated Gun Street Girl , is "another standout in a superior series" ( Booklist ).

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 a few things that bother Duffy just enough to keep the case file open, which is how he finds out that Bigelow 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?

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* The chronicles of Carrickfergus detective Sean Duffy open a sardonic portal to 1980s Belfast; every detail rings true, from the persistent threat of mercury-tilt car bombs to the complex criminal motivations that breed in a climate of unrest. Financial Times reporter Lily Bigelow is covering a Finnish technology giant's highly publicized visit. The morning before the Finns' scheduled departure, Lily's body is found in Carrickfergus Castle, an apparent suicide from the castle walls. Duffy isn't convinced, but the only other explanation is a locked-room murder, and it's unlikely that he'd see another of those after solving the killing of Lizzie Fitzpatrick in a locked pub (In the Morning I'll Be Gone, 2014). Duffy traces Lily's movements in Belfast, telling his boss that he's tying up loose ends for the inquest. His investigation reveals a strong motive for murder; Lily was secretly investigating an anonymous tip implicating iconic celebrity Jimmy Savile, the visiting Finns, and powerful political players in a sex-abuse ring. Duffy is warned off the case by his superiors and dangerous representatives of the aforementioned suspects, so it's no easy feat to figure who murdered Lily Bigelow, not to mention how they managed to do it in a locked castle. McKinty manages a second locked-room success and folds in the recent headline-snatching Jimmy Savile scandal to boot; another standout in a superior series, combining terrific plotting with evocative historical detail.--Tran, Christine Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "McKinty's new addition to his police procedural series featuring Sean Duffy, a detective in 1980s Belfast, kicks off when a young female journalist is found dead in the locked courtyard of Carrickfergus Castle. While the likable Duffy takes listeners through the twists and turns of the plot, the author paints a vivid, dimensional portrait of the man, the town, and the time. As the voice of nearly all of McKinty's novels, including the four previous in this series, native Irishman Doyle is no stranger to his well-plotted, darkly funny, socially conscious prose as well as the beaten-but-never-bowed Duffy. He delivers the detective's narration in a breezy, high-energy voice that magically retains its lyrical quality even when Duffy is down in the dumps. He also employs a bouquet of brogues in defining other coppers, including Duffy's loyal assistant, a caretaker of the castle, and various townsfolk. For a visiting delegation of businessmen from Finland, Doyle adds a chilly Nordic touch to their conversation about creating a local factory for manufacturing mobile phones. Though the project is beneficial to the area, when Duffy discusses it, his voice is rich with sarcasm, indicating his suspicion it will somehow involve and derail his investigation. A Prometheus Books/Seventh Street hardcover. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series McKinty, Adrian. Detective Sean Duffy novel.
Features Sean Duffy, a detective sergeant in 1980s Northern Ireland
#1 - The Cold cold ground
#2 - I hear the sirens in the street
#3 - In the morning I'll be gone
#4 - Gun street girl
#5 - Rain dogs
#6 - Police at the station and they don't look friendly
Subjects Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Northern Ireland -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Publisher Amherst, NY :2016
Language English
Description 329 pages ; 21 cm.
ISBN 9781633881303
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