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4.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 5 4.75 (4 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Adrian McKinty Narrator: Gerard Doyle Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sean Duffy Series Release Date:
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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?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The tension between McKinty’s competing love of tight, formal puzzles and loose, riffing dialogue is what makes the Duffy novels such a joy.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “McKinty captures the mood and flavor of a city perpetually under siege, the life of a detective during wartime [and he] also excels at scene-grabbing set pieces.”

    Boston Globe

  • “A first-rate crime thriller that commands attention from the opening pages and keeps the reader interested until the end.”

    Sydney Morning Herald

  • “McKinty expertly balances Duffy’s tense and suspenseful investigation with the political tensions of the region.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred and boxed review)

  • “Every detail rings true…McKinty manages…another standout in a superior series, combining terrific plotting with evocative historical detail.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “McKinty uses some historical events as a basis for a strong moral point of view while still delivering a fine tale.”

    Library Journal

  • “Duffy is taking no better care of himself than he ever did. But his copper’s instincts are as sharp as ever in this fifth installment.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “The pairing of McKinty’s artful prose with Doyle’s Irish brogue is near perfection. He gives distinctive voices to Duffy and each of his colleagues. From Muhammad Ali to the castle’s Scottish caretaker to the visiting Finns to a former colleague and friend, Doyle provides unique voices, making it easy for the listener to follow and appreciate McKinty’s smart dialogue, dark humor, and clever plotting.”

    Booklist (starred audio review)

  • “McKinty’s story opens with a visit to Belfast by ‘sporting royalty’ Muhammad Ali—a challenge narrator Gerard Doyle meets with a gravelly, rhythmic delivery. Even better are Doyle’s varied Irish accents, which help differentiate the various Northern Irish policemen who work with Detective Sean Duffy to solve an international case of murder in an Irish village. The death of a young English reporter involves politicians and wealthy Finnish investors. Duffy’s journey to Finland to investigate poses an interesting vocal challenge that Doyle handles admirably. His delivery further ratchets up the tension when the threat of IRA bombings and the death of a high-ranking police official add to the mayhem.”

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  • A 2016 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award Shortlist Selection
  • A 2016 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Shortlist Selection
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