Gun Street Girl (Sean Duffy Series #4)

Gun Street Girl (Sean Duffy Series #4)

by Adrian McKinty


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ISBN-13: 9781633880009
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publication date: 03/03/2015
Series: Sean Duffy Series , #4
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 171,789
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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.

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Gun Street Girl 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
njb223 More than 1 year ago
The fourth book of the "troubles" trilogy wraps up the story with a very Irish ending. The series is excellent and a great read.
tedfeit0 More than 1 year ago
Detective Sean Duffy is a well-established character, with the Troubles in Northern Ireland the background for his efforts. This novel takes place in 1985 and ostensibly begins as a murder inquiry and evolves into a wider case involving gun smuggling. Duffy, a Catholic in Protestant Belfast, is akin to all the iconic protagonists much beloved by mystery readers: irreverent, intuitive and dogged. The investigation into the double murder of a young man’s parents, followed by his apparent suicide, keeps Duffy and his team plowing ahead, until further murders confirm a deeper conspiracy abounds. This gives the author the opportunity to introduce a wider perspective including possible international intrigue, gun runners, both Catholic and Protestant paramilitary organizations, the British government, MI-5, and Special Branch. Duffy comes up with probable theories, but lacks confirming evidence. All he wants to do is solve the murders, but to do so he has to take on the more complicated arms deal which seems to be the root cause of the murders. The novel is a first-rate crime story, well-written and -plotted. Duffy is an appealing character suffering in a country that is undergoing deeper misery. He first appeared in a trilogy and is likely to entertain us in the future. And that’s a good thing. Recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago