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The Cold Cold Ground: A Detective Sean Duffy Novel

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2012

    I've read about half of author Adrian McKinty's adult books (so

    I've read about half of author Adrian McKinty's adult books (so far) and this is one of his best. What I like about McKinty's writing in this book is not just the mystery story--which is pretty entertaining--but also his flair for humor and natural dialogue; he's got the ear and the voice, so it just sings, IMO.

    Since this is the first in a new series, it's a perfect time to give McKinty a try; I don't think you'll be disappointed and, if you like the book, he's got more coming, as well as 6-7 previous books you can read (yeah, I know, this reads like the author posting himself or having one of his friends shill for him, but I'm definitely not him, nor have I ever met him--I just like his writing and want him to be a "success," where success is defined as many more books published for me and others to read).

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2014

    McKinty tells stories through characters that have a unique vist

    McKinty tells stories through characters that have a unique vista on a place and time. The Cold Cold Ground is a fascinating police procedural that integrates social and political tensions of 1980s Belfast with Sgt Detective Sean Duffy's investigation into a series of gruesome murders. McKinty skillfully builds Duffy's world, and the story has a quick rhythm even though each scene is full of detail. Also enjoyable: numerous 80s pop-culture references.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 5, 2013

    This is a fabulous book. It's more than a police procedural as i

    This is a fabulous book. It's more than a police procedural as it takes on social, political and moral issues of Northern Ireland in 1981. The prose is exceptional and there's lots of humour as well. Highly recommended.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

    To Coldstar what about ....

    the rest

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2014

    Frostbird

    I am an icey white she cat, with silver eyes. I was born with a mark on my neck of a flame, my brother had one, but it was a snowflake. My twin brother and I were the contents of a prophecy, he had amazing fire powers, he could set the whole forest on fire in an instant. I have what I like to call winter powers. I can freeze things, I can make it snow, I could bring on an eternal winter if I wanted to. When I was very small there was a bigger kit that taunted me every day. He would call me names, hurt me, and spread rumors. I finall snapped, and I froze him. He is still an icey statue. My brother thawed his inards, to try to buy enough time to figure out how to completely thaw. The kit died any way and I have bever forgiven myself for that. That is why I wish to join this clan, to remind myself not to have such a cold heart ever again. I hope this sufficient information. Thank you for your consideration.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2014

    Icestorm

    "Wow! I have found my long lost Clan! I can't beleive it! Is Rockfur here?" He mewed, excitement surging through his body.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

    Coldstar

    "What rest"

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2014

    Frostwing

    She pads, looking around with bright blue eyes "May I join?" She mews, a hint of nervousness in her voice.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2013

    Awesome book

    The pace of this book was perfect. This was quite a page turner. The description of irelsnd during the troubles was very apt.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2013

    I really enjoy this authors work. I have read most of his other

    I really enjoy this authors work. I have read most of his other books and I recommend the read. Looking forward to the rest of the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2014

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