Detective Sean Duffy Series

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 13,061 ratings

The Cold, Cold Ground Publisher's Summary

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.

In 2009 he moved to Melbourne, Australia, with his wife and two children. His first full-length novel, Dead I Well May Be, was short-listed for the 2004 Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award and its sequel, The Dead Yard, was selected as one of the twelve best novels of the year by Publishers Weekly.

In 2008 his debut young adult novel, The Lighthouse Land, was short-listed for the 2008 Young Hoosier Award and the 2008 Beehive Award. The final novel in the Dead trilogy, The Bloomsday Dead, was long-listed for the 2009 World Book Day Award.

In 2011 Falling Glass was an Audible.com Best Thriller.

©2012 Adrian McKinty (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Cold, Cold Ground

    • Detective Sean Duffy, Book 1
    • By: Adrian McKinty
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,504
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,174
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,154

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a stunning book

    • By Alan on 01-17-12

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 2

    • I Hear the Sirens in the Street

    • Detective Sean Duffy, Book 2
    • By: Adrian McKinty
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,346
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,152
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,141

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hear "Cold Ground" First, Then Audlble This!

    • By Ted on 08-31-13

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 3

    • In the Morning I'll Be Gone

    • Detective Sean Duffy, Book 3
    • By: Adrian McKinty
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,025
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,851
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,845

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Dangerous Gamble

    • By John on 03-21-14

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 4

    • Gun Street Girl

    • Detective Sean Duffy, Book 4
    • By: Adrian McKinty
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,880
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,714
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,698

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another McKinty Gem

    • By Top of Mind on 03-07-15

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 5

    • Rain Dogs

    • Detective Sean Duffy, Book 5
    • By: Adrian McKinty
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,690
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,576
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,564

    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?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Narrator IS the Story

    • By Craig on 03-15-16

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 6

    • Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly

    • Detective Sean Duffy, Book 6
    • By: Adrian McKinty
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,616
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,510
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,510

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nothing better than a Duffy tale!

    • By 6catz on 03-10-17

    Regular price: $24.47