Bad Blood

Written by Brian McGilloway — There is an impressive sweep to this novel that raises the deeply divisive social issues of racism and homophobia while…

The Birdwatcher

Written by William Shaw — The first lines of this contemporary police procedural set up the defining characteristics of the protagonist: “There were two reasons why…

Rain Dogs

Adrian McKinty has been playing with the history of Northern Ireland, and the rest of the UK, throughout the Sean Duffy series. From the hunger…

A Savage Hunger

Written by Claire McGowan — Claire McGowan’s Paula Maguire series has already garnered high praise. On the strength of my entry point into the series with…

Siren

Written by Annemarie Neary — Roisin Burns left her old life behind her 20 years ago when she left Belfast to live in New York. She…

Rain Dogs

Written by Adrian McKinty — Let’s start with the title. Like the rest of the books in the Sean Duffy series, it’s taken from a…

Preserve the Dead

Written by Brian McGilloway — Detective Sergeant Lucy Black of the Derry police force leads a full and complex life. Her father is suffering the early stages of Alzheimer’s…

Barlow by the Book

Written by John McAllister — John Barlow is the Royal Ulster Constabulary Station Sergeant in Ballymena, County Antrim. It’s 1960 and he is both respected and feared, depending on which…

Meet Adrian McKinty

The Northern Irish author Adrian McKinty has written three crime trilogies. The latest – his Sean Duffy series – has been so good it turned…

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Gun Street Girl

Written by Adrian McKinty — Originally, Adrian McKinty’s Sean Duffy series was meant to be a trilogy, so the appearance of Gun Street Girl is great…

Undercover

A football player’s agent called Lydia Gallagher has her family kidnapped during a visit to Northern Ireland. But undercover cop Cormac Kelly has infiltrated the…