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Police at the Station and They Don't Look Friendly: A Detective Sean Duffy Novel
Police at the Station and They Don't Look Friendly: A Detective Sean Duffy Novel | Adrian McKinty
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Belfast 1988: A man is found dead, killed with a bolt from a crossbow in front of his house. This is no hunting accident. But uncovering who is responsible for the murder will take Detective Sean Duffy down his most dangerous road yet, a road that leads to a lonely clearing on a high bog where three masked gunmen will force Duffy to dig his own grave. Hunted by forces unknown, threatened by Internal Affairs, and with his relationship on the rocks, Duffy will need all his wits to get out of this investigation in one piece.
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RachelAmphlett
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Stayed up late to read the last third of this brilliant police procedural last night - recommended!

#bookreport #mybookishlife

charl08 Such a great author - have you seen the story about his new book? https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/jul/08/adrian-mckinty-interview-crime-nov... 1mo
RachelAmphlett @charl08 yes, thanks - I‘ve known Adrian a while now - The Chain is excellent - have you read it? 1mo
charl08 Good stuff. I had his McGinty books recommended to me, they are so good. Was really shocked he was thinking about giving up writing (and very glad he didn't). Waiting for The Chain from the library! 1mo
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charl08 Argh, shouldn't post before coffee - meant the Sean Duffy series. 1mo
RachelAmphlett @charl08 I knew what you meant! Let me know what you think when you‘ve had a chance to read The Chain 📚📚 1mo
RachelO @charl08 @RachelAmphlett Your conversation has me stacking! 1mo
charl08 @RachelO hope you like it: one of the best crime series I've read. 1mo
RachelAmphlett @RachelO fabulous! 1mo
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cathysaid
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Someone on Litsy turned me on to this series. I can‘t remember who you are...but thank you! Loving it. Irish detective with a dry wit...and lots of grit. #crime

marleed I love the title! 2mo
cathysaid @marleed Right? 2mo
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EadieB
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#PoliceAtTheStationAndTheyDontLookFriendly #AdrianMcKinty

Belfast 1988: A man found dead in front of his house killed from a crossbow. Duffy investigates and ends up with 3 masked gunmen forcing him to dig his own grave. Will he get out of this situation in one piece? This is the last book in the fabulous Sean Duffy series. Hopefully, McKinty will allow us to peek back into Sean‘s life in the near future. If you haven‘t read this series, why not?

Andrew65 A great review. 4mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Thanks! 4mo
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Andrew65
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After the last two books in this series I can officially say I love the Sean Duffy Series. This was a truly excellent book that I didn‘t want to put down. Great to see another side to Sean and more relationship and interpersonal stuff for him! I certainly wouldn‘t want him on my case, never gives up even when every fibre of your body is telling him to quit before it‘s too late. Still potential for another book so fingers crossed. Recommended 5⭐️

Tove_Reads I think he‘s got a three book deal. 4mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads That‘s great news! 4mo
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EadieB @andrew65 @Tove_Reads Just Finished Book too. Agree with your review! 4mo
JaclynW You are speeding right along!! Although I haven't read this book yet, I agree with what you've said. Duffy is good at his job. I like his quirks. I'm glad to hear that there room for more. I'm loving the series as well! 4mo
Crazeedi @Andrew65 ok so is he as good as Ruth or Montalbano or Bruno?? 4mo
Andrew65 @Crazeedi That‘s a very good question. 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔 They are very different characters and books. I think I‘d put him up there along with them, but Ruth might just nudge ahead. 4mo
Andrew65 @JaclynW Thanks, I‘m sure you‘ll enjoy it when you get to it. August is always my most productive reading month. Trying to finish off a few series. 4mo
Crazeedi @Andrew65 thank you, I'll take your impression as accurate since you haven't steered me wrong! I'll check out this series at some point. You got me reading shardlake too btw😉 4mo
Andrew65 @Crazeedi Great but loooonnnggg Books. My favourite was 4mo
Andrew65 @Crazeedi 🤞🤞 You enjoy them, took me a couple of books to really get into the Sean Duffy Series. 4mo
Crazeedi @Andrew65 that's how some series are, I usually try to give them a couple before I say no, and they've mostly all gotten better. Have you read Donna Leon's brunetti books yet?? 4mo
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Andrew65
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Moving onto the last book in the Sean Duffy Series, want to see how Sean copes with the changes from the end of the last book.

EadieB Going to start this tomorrow. 4mo
Tonton It‘s great! 4mo
Tove_Reads Just crashed on my bed and will start reading. Such a bad day with emergency surgery at the vet and I started rehab to get my body normal and now I have a horrible headache. 4mo
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Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Sounds as if you are having as bad a day as Sean Duffy has in this one. Currently 40% in and really enjoying it, @EadieB 4mo
Andrew65 @Tonton currently 40% in and I‘d agree! 4mo
Andrew65 Here‘s hoping things get better for you. 🤞😊 @Tove_Reads (edited) 4mo
RealBooks4ever A ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ book for me! 💜 4mo
Tove_Reads Thanks! Should be after the rough start! Sean really drinks a lot. 56 units of just beer per week. And then all the rest... Things were different in the 80s. 4mo
Andrew65 @RealBooks4ever Just finished and TOTALLY agree! 😍 4mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Very different! 4mo
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Tove_Reads
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Finally caught up with my series! Should we read these two books next week? Poppet and A Great Deliverance the week after that and The Kill and A Conspiracy of Violence the following? @EadieB @Andrew65

Andrew65 Works for me. 👍 (edited) 4mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Works for me too! 4mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 👍🏽 4mo
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The most recent Sean Duffy novel. Lovely as always, full of wit and attitude, a wonderful series of crime novels, which btw contain actually funny jokes, told by all different characters. Now that I've done with the six Duffy's, I'll have to content myself with the rest of Adrian McKinty's ouvre. Can't wait.

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RaimeyGallant
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This author is so funny! A thorough look at what life was like in 1988 Northern Ireland as a member of a police service with a super high mortality rate. The writing style is a fresh take on hard-boiled detective fiction. The mystery is well-plotted and mostly solvable by the end. He lost a few sensitivity points, but I'm not sure every reader will clock them as such. I will read more of this series.

Andrew65 A small group of us are reading the second book in this series, I Hear The Sirens in the Street, from 22nd February. Pleased to hear the series holds up. #AdrianMcKintyBuddyReaf @Tove_Reads @EadieB (edited) 10mo
RaimeyGallant @Andrew65 Fun! I'll add it to my list. 10mo
gradcat What a fantastic title!! 9mo
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Trashcanman Where ya hiding? 9mo
RaimeyGallant @Trashcanman You're so sweet for checking in. I'm in revision mode. I'm reading but not much right now. I'll be back April 8 at the latest! 9mo
Shannahherl Even the title has got me laughing already! 9mo
NoShushing All of his titles in this series are lyrics from songs by Tom Waits. Love him!! 9mo
RaimeyGallant @NoShushing I had no idea! Thanks for the info! 9mo
RaimeyGallant @JohannaRose Hi! To reply to me, you don't have to tag me on my own comments. 8mo
JohannaRose Awesome! Thank you so much for clarifying and helping me out! 😊 8mo
RaimeyGallant @JohannaRose My pleasure! 8mo
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andrew61
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6th story in the brilliant Sean Duffy series opens with him being marched at gunpoint by para militaries in balaclavas to a remote spot where he must dig his own grave. We then follow the plot which led him there in mckinty's usual brilliant storytelling in which he evokes 1988 Belfast wonderfully and the threat to a Catholic in the protestant RUC.

Leftcoastzen Cute doggy! 14mo
Cathythoughts Great review! Strong stuff 👍🏻❤️ (edited) 14mo
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charl08
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Gripping instalment in the series.

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You're a glass-half-empty...

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Tonton
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Loving this series: Northern Ireland noir with Sean Duffy as the lone Catholic policeman on the Ulster force at the height of the Troubles in the 80‘s. He‘s a maverick and in this one up against police corruption out to smash him down. Political/police thriller I couldn‘t put down.

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RealBooks4ever
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Another great Sean Duffy story. He's closing in on the end of his career! 😞 LOVE Adrian McKinty! LOVE Gerard Doyle's narration!

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Grrlbrarian
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A stressful day at work demands fresh new reads and an alcoholic root beer float. #adultingsucks #getmeoutofhere #ahhhthatsbetter

LeahBergen Yum. 2y
Megabooks Yum agreed! Hope tomorrow is better! 2y
Grrlbrarian Thanks, @Booksandcooks! I know it will be - I have flat out DECIDED 😉 2y
RealBooks4ever I LOVE Adrian McKinty! 😍😍😍 2y
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thegirlwiththebookishcandle
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Book 21 I like to switch gears, so after A Little Life, I switched to some Irish crime fic. Love this author, he's one of my auto purchases. He's also a very interesting, well travelled guy.

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Pandalibrarian
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I'm so glad that I started the Sean Duffy series. Sean is an unusual and very likable character. The setting of Northern Ireland during the troubles gives the reader a glimpse into what life was like then - especially for a catholic police officer.

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AnnieReads
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Fantastic thriller about Belfast in the late 80's.

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Audrey
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Sean Duffy is really such a funny and snarky police detective. So many ups and downs but clever without being annoyingly omniscient. Plus it's really interesting reading about a catholic detective in Northern Ireland during the Troubles. Duffy isn't motivated by religion but by right and wrong.

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RealBooks4ever
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Today is the day! A new Sean Duffy novel by my fave author Adrian McKinty!! #seanduffy #adrianmckinty

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howjessreads
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Finishing a book about N. Irish governmental corruption on the day of the DeVos vote. Not reassuring... 😐 ... but in happier news, saw a bunch of people on Twitter sponsoring donorschoose projects in protest. Helped sponsor this teacher who needs Spanish language books for her 1st graders. And, in 3 hrs, more than $300 has been raised!! Only $116 more needed--> https://tinyurl.com/jmojbcc 🙂 Finding hope in small places! 👏🏽

DeborahSmall Most of his books are set in the town I live, carrickfergus. He mentions my old street in one 😄❤️📚 3y
howjessreads @DeborahSmall - awesome! I love his descriptions of Carrickfergus and Belfast! 3y
DeborahSmall My father in law died just 18 months ago. The last book he got from the library was a sean Duffy novel. He loved Aidan McKinty and kept on at me to read his books. I have 4 of them but haven't got round to him yet. I'm always wary of books set locally as they often disappoint when it comes to facts 3y
howjessreads @DeborahSmall - Awwww. Well, I did a lot of googling while I was reading, and according to Wikipedia anyway, his historical timeline is super accurate! 😜 3y
MyNamesParadise I really don't know a lot about the history and fighting of Ireland/Northern Ireland? Does anyone have suggestions? Hmmm I can make my own post about this. 3y
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howjessreads
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Reading lunch again! Enjoying this one, but sick kids have been occupying my time. Just got 'em down for naps though, and ah the blissful silence (broken occasionally by a distant cough). 😂 Lunch is assorted leftover veg + a slice of bacon crumbled on top, and some wheat sourdough toast. 😋

MrBook Mmmmm!!! 3y
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Noel is home with the sick kiddos and I escaped for a little #readinglunch! This #book is SO good if you like Ireland or police procedurals! Comparable to Ian Rankin, a similar dry humor, but set in Belfast during "the Troubles" -- and Detective Sean Duffy is the only Catholic on the Royal Ulster Constabulary force. #bookstagram #newbook

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"Like Jules Maigret I arrived at the scène du crime thoroughly existentially jaded. But lucky old Jules never had a scene like this. The dead drug dealer was lying face down in his front yard, halfway up the garden path. He had orange hair and was wearing a sleeveless denim jacket that said "Slayer" on it in rivets."

I ❤ Adrian McKinty!

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The sixth in Adrian McKinty's SEAN DUFFY SERIES is another cracking paced thriller with sharp dialogue, funny one-liners, a great sense of the politics and social concerns of the period plus an excellent sense of location - all of which goes to make this a must read crime thriller series.