The Troubles
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  • 1
    The Cold, Cold Ground: Detective Sean Duffy 1 | Adrian McKinty

    The Cold, Cold Ground: Detective Sean Duffy 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Adrian McKinty
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
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    Adrian McKinty was born in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. He studied politics and philosophy at Oxford before moving to America in the early 1990s. Living first in Harlem, he found employment as a construction worker, barman, and bookstore clerk. In 2000 he moved to Denver to become a high school English teacher and it was there that he began writing fiction.

    Lord knows the Troubles I've seen

    Enjoyable story, well narrated. Gives a great snapshot of a time and a place. Who'd have been in the RUC? Grim business and an unusual perspective

    Reviewed on 23 December 2012 by John (Lisbellaw, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    I Hear the Sirens in the Street: Detective Sean Duffy 2 | Adrian McKinty

    I Hear the Sirens in the Street: Detective Sean Duffy 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Adrian McKinty
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
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    A torso in a suitcase looks like an impossible case, but Sean Duffy isn't easily deterred, especially when his floundering love life leaves him in need of a distraction. So with detective constables McCrabban and McBride, he goes to work identifying the victim. The torso turns out to be all that's left of an American tourist who once served in the U.S. military. What was he doing in Northern Ireland in the midst of the 1982 Troubles?

    Another great yarn

    These are a series of stories set during the troubles but not about them - thank God! The narrator has a very dodgy "Nornirish" accent - more Dublin ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 27 April 2014 by John (BANGOR, United Kingdom)
  • 3
    In the Morning I'll Be Gone: Troubles Trilogy, Book 3 (Detective Sean Duffy, Book 3) | Adrian McKinty

    In the Morning I'll Be Gone: Troubles Trilogy, Book 3 (Detective Sean Duffy, Book 3)

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Adrian McKinty
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
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    It's the early 1980s in Belfast. Sean Duffy, a conflicted Catholic cop in the Protestant RUC (Royal Ulster Constabulary), is recruited by MI5 to hunt down Dermot McCann, an IRA master bomber who has made a daring escape from the notorious Maze prison. In the course of his investigations Sean discovers a woman who may hold the key to Dermot's whereabouts; she herself wants justice for her daughter who died in mysterious circumstances in a pub locked from the inside.

    One word

    As an Ulsterman the content of this book are frighteningly true to life. The political comments at the end have the situation wrapped up. Excellent re..Show More »

    Reviewed on 11 August 2015 by imcl ()
  • 4
    Gun Street Girl: A Detective Sean Duffy Novel, The Troubles, Book 4 | Adrian McKinty

    Gun Street Girl: A Detective Sean Duffy Novel, The Troubles, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Adrian McKinty
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
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    Belfast, 1985. Amid the Troubles, Detective Sean Duffy, a Catholic cop in the Protestant Royal Ulster Constabulary, struggles with burnout as he investigates a brutal double murder and suicide. Did Michael Kelly really shoot his parents at point-blank range and then jump off a nearby cliff? A suicide note points to this conclusion, but Duffy suspects even more sinister circumstances.

    GREAT

    The best listen a while. The narrator was great the best iv heard. A fab read. This is one book I definitely recommend.

    Reviewed on 11 March 2015 by leigh.victoria ()
  • 5
    Rain Dogs: A Detective Sean Duffy Novel | Adrian McKinty

    Rain Dogs: A Detective Sean Duffy Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Adrian McKinty
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
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    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?

    This series just gets better and better

    Inspector Sean Duffy is a relentless investigator, who's right into his music and quite fond of the drink and the cigarettes.

    He's ably back..Show More »

    Reviewed on 03 October 2016 by GORDON (United Kingdom)