Gun Street Girl by Adrian McKinty audiobook

Gun Street Girl: A Detective Sean Duffy Novel

By Adrian McKinty
Read by Gerard Doyle

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing, Seventh Street Books 9781633880009

The Sean Duffy Series: Book 4

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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 and then jump off a nearby cliff? A suicide note points to this conclusion, but Duffy suspects even more sinister circumstances. He soon discovers that Kelly was present at a decadent Oxford party where a cabinet minister’s daughter died of a heroin overdose, which may or may not have something to do with Kelly’s subsequent death. New evidence leads elsewhere: gun runners, arms dealers, the British government, and a rogue American agent with a fake identity. Duffy thinks he’s getting somewhere when agents from MI5 show up at his doorstep and try to recruit him, thus taking him off the investigation. Duffy is in it up to his neck, doggedly pursuing a case that may finally prove his undoing.

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Summary

Summary

Finalist for the 2016 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Paperback Original

A 2016 Anthony Award Nominee for Best Paperback Original

A 2015 Boston Globe Book of the Year

Shortlisted for the 2016 RUSA Reading List

Finalist for the 2016 Audie Award for Best Mystery Narration

A Voice Arts Award Nominee

An AudioFile Best Audiobook of the Year of 2015

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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 and then jump off a nearby cliff? A suicide note points to this conclusion, but Duffy suspects even more sinister circumstances. He soon discovers that Kelly was present at a decadent Oxford party where a cabinet minister’s daughter died of a heroin overdose, which may or may not have something to do with Kelly’s subsequent death.

New evidence leads elsewhere: gun runners, arms dealers, the British government, and a rogue American agent with a fake identity. Duffy thinks he’s getting somewhere when agents from MI5 show up at his doorstep and try to recruit him, thus taking him off the investigation.

Duffy is in it up to his neck, doggedly pursuing a case that may finally prove his undoing.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“I had been saddened at the thought that this series had ended. Imagine my delight; McKinty has now written a fourth book…Read all four. They are phenomenal.” Sun Herald (Biloxi, Mississippi)
“A thrilling, thoroughly fantastic murder mystery with countless twists and turns that take readers to the darkest parts of Belfast and some huge cover-ups within the Irish and British governments.” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)
“Mixes a mordant wit and casual, unpredictable violence that vividly portrays a turbulent time…McKinty is in full command of language, plot, and setting in a terrifying period of history that sometimes seems forgotten. Fans of gritty Northern Irish crime writers such as Stuart Neville, Declan Hughes, and Brian McGilloway will enjoy this talented author.” Library Journal (starred review)
“There’s plenty of entertaining territorial battling between the dizzying array of law-enforcement agencies acting in Belfast, and Duffy’s investigative skills seem somehow sharpened by his lost hope.” Booklist (starred review)
“Gerard Doyle gives a stunning narration of…the beat-down, highly complex Royal Ulster Constabulary inspector. Simultaneously, Duffy’s protégé, Alexander Lawson, possesses the unrestrained wonder and eagerness of an optimistic youth. Doyle portrays these opposites with an elegant grace that makes listeners forget he’s even there. From the subtle changes in dialect to McKinty’s distinct writing cadence and dark humor, Doyle hones in on the details that make this procedural a joy to listen to. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
Gun Street Girl is great; I’m so glad that Adrian McKinty has given readers another novel starring Belfast cop Sean Duffy, whose earlier exploits were described in the terrific Troubles trilogy. Don’t miss any of the four.” Nancy Pearl, author of Book Lust

Reviews

Reviews

by DanP 9/13/2017
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Another superbly atmospheric and gripping novel from Adrian McKinty

I've been a huge fan of Adrian McKinty for years since stumbling on his novels online. This was the first I'd tried in audio form and its even more gripping than the written form.

For those of you who haven't had the pleasure of meeting Inspector Sean Duffy of the RUC I'd urge you to try the novels. Don't start here though as you'll lose out on the development that takes place in the first 3 novels and unusually there are huge spoilers within this about the plots of those books.

All the books are well written, witty and have excellently constructed plots. The use of 1980s Northern Ireland as the setting is excellent and brings home the everyday violence and tension of those days with characteristic British humour.

The narrator, Gerard Doyle is excellent and captures the multiple Irish, Scottish and English accents very well and brings the book to life in a way that wouldn't be possible if you're unfamiliar with how people speak in this part of the world.

If you're hesitant at all about this I wholeheartedly encourage you to give this a go. You won't regret it.
by Chuck1 9/13/2017
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Duffy Scores Again

Detective Sean Duffy is again embroiled in the Troubles of Northern Ireland. Not to mention the countless added troubles that author Adrian McKinty thrusts upon our hero.
Duffy is a cop. He’s also a Catholic, a rarity in the ranks of the Protestant-dominant law enforcement community of Belfast in 1985. Which makes him doubly unpopular.
Well aware that he makes an easy target, Duffy starts each day by checking under his car for a bomb. He’s been lucky so far. But he’s still suffered a painful assortment of bullet wounds, broken bones and rocky relationships.
But you gotta love the hard-drinking Duffy. He never allows his superiors’ orders, or multiple dangers, to get in the way of doing his duty. He’s a tough, old-school cop who never looks the other way.
In the detective’s latest adventure, he investigates a possible link between a questionable series of suicides/murders and the theft of missiles from a Northern Ireland factory.
Sean Duffy is brought to life by award-winning narrator Gerard Doyle. British-born Doyle, who has followed Duffy through all his exploits, provides the perfect Irish accent for the hard-core detective. The gruffness, moodiness, anger, pain, and seemingly Scotch-infused speech always hit the mark. Doyle is also expert at delivering distinct and consistent voices to the wide range of characters. A better match of narrator would be highly unlikely for this audiobook series.
Turn on the audiobook, sit back, pour yourself a Duffy-favored Islay Scotch, and root for the good guy. And just maybe McKinty will go easier on him next time.

“I went outside. A filthy-looking cloud hanging over Belfast like an evil djinn. The first raindrops. I checked under the BMW for bombs and got inside. I drove down Coronation Road, past a gaggle of sodden children and an emaciated horse being ridden by Dominic Mulvenna, the malevolent, demon child from the last house on the street. The rain had become a biblical scourge. “

Author

Author Bio: Adrian McKinty

Author Bio: Adrian McKinty

Adrian McKinty was born and grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He attended Oxford University on a full scholarship where he studied philosophy. In the mid 1990’s he moved to New York and found work in bars, bookstores, and building sites, finally becoming a high school English teacher in Denver, Colorado. In 2004 Adrian’s debut crime novel, Dead I Well May Be, was shortlisted for the Dagger Award and was optioned by Universal Pictures. Since then his books have sold over half a million copies and been translated into a dozen languages. Adrian won the 2017 Edgar Award and is a two time winner of the Ned Kelly Award and the Barry Award.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD, Paperback
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 9.87
Audience: Adult
Language: English