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    Adrian McKinty won the 2014 Spinetingler Award for Cold, Cold Ground for best crime novel, and is book one in a series It s a gritty heartfelt story set during the uprising and turmoil of Northern Island in the eighties Sean Duffy, a Catholic detective living among the Protestants, is investigating a bizarre murder while striving to survive during a horrifying time in his country Duffy s dry wit lightens the mood of the plot and keeps the stor...


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    4.5 starsThe riot had taken on a beauty of its own now Arcs of gasoline fire under the crescent moon Crimson tracer in mystical parabolas Phosphorescence from the barrels of plastic bullet guns A distant yelling like that of men below decks in a torpedoed prison ship The scarlet whoosh of Molotovs intersecting with exacting surfaces Helicopters everywhere their spotlights finding one another like lovers in the Afterlife And all this through a lens of oleaginous Belfast rainJust anot 4.5 starsThe riot had taken on a beauty of its own now Arcs of gasoline fire under the crescent moon Crimson tracer in mystical parabolas Phosphorescence from the barrels of plastic bullet guns A distant yelling like that of men below decks in a torpedoed prison ship The scarlet whoosh of Molotovs intersecting with exacting surfaces Helicopters everywhere their spotlights finding one another like lovers in the Afterlife And all this through a lens of oleaginous Belfast rainJust another bloody day in Northern Ireland, 1981 1981 was at the height of the Troubles...


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    The Cold Cold Ground introduces Sean Duffy, a Catholic police sergeant in the Royal Ulster Constabulary As a Catholic who joined the mostly Protestant police force, Duffy is essentially under suspicion and threat from both sides in the long running Troubles pitting Catholics and Protestants against each other in Northern Ireland.The story is set at the height of the Troubles, in 1981 IRA prisoners are engaged in a hunger strike in protest to recent actions of the hated British government, The Cold Cold Ground introduces Sean Duffy, a Catholic police sergeant in the Royal Ulster Constabulary As a Catholic who joined the mostly Protestant police force, Duffy is essentially under suspicion and threat from both sides in the long running Troubles pitting Catholics and Protestants ...


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    We had the very good fortune a couple of years ago to meet and visit with a Goodreads friend in Ireland My wife s grandmother immigrated from northern Ireland in the late 19th century and since things had calmed down in Ireland we flew over to find her ancestral home Tony and Linda were extraordinarily helpful in finding the area and Tony provided a walking tour of Belfast and Bellaghy a town he said he was still a little reluctant to visit given it We had the very good fortune a couple of years ago to meet and visit with a Goodreads friend in Ireland My wife s grandmother immigrated from northern Ireland in the late 19th century and since things had calmed down in Ireland we flew over to find her ancestral home Tony and Linda were extraordinarily helpful in finding the area and Tony provided a walking tour of Belfast and Bellaghy a town he said he was still a little reluctant t...


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    Why haven t I discovered Adrian McKinty before 2017 He nails it in this book The setting and the whole nine yards.The reader is transported to the Irish Troubles To Belfast of 1981 The Librarian told me when I checked this book out that a few of the guys who took this book said that what they lived through in Ireland back the is almost the same atmosphere in the book.An killer who enjoys listening opera, the classic languages and is killing homosexuals Homosexuality was a crime in Northern Why haven t I discovered Adrian McKinty before 2017 He nails it in this book The setting and the whole nine yards.The reader is transported to the Irish Troubles To Belfast of 1981 The Librarian told me when I checked this book out that a few of the guys who took this book said that what they lived through in Ireland back the is almost the same atmosphere in the book.An killer who enjoys listening opera, the classic languages and is killing homosexuals Homosexuality was a crime in Nor...


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    This book is the first in the Detective Sean Duffy Series And Book One of The Troubles Trilogy.First, a bit of history This is just for those of you who did not do well in high school history class like myself to say the least However, I believe that you re never to old to learn, and for that alone I enjoyed this book very much I definitely got a crash course about the times of Northern Ireland s Troubles during 1968 1998 I researched this on Google and found one site that explains it su This book is the first in the Detective Sean Duffy Series And Book One of The Troubles Trilogy.First, a bit of history This is just for those of you who did not do well in high school history class like myself to say the least However, I believe that you re never to old to learn, and for that alone I enjoyed this book very much I definitely got a crash course about the times of Northern Ireland s Troubles during 1968 1998 I res...


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    I enjoyed this, but I stopped short of thoroughly enjoying it The depiction of Northern Ireland on the brink of all out civil war was incredibly well done, as was the 1981 setting You really got a sense of despair, danger and dissolution However, while the deeply conservative nature of all sides in the conflict was realistically portraye...


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    We drank our whiskeys It was the good stuff and it tasted of salt, sea, rain, wind and the Old Testament.3.5 stars I ve been looking for something to fill in for my Tana French addiction until her next novel, and this book was recommended I can see why, although there are also a lot of differences The 80 s Ireland setting in TCCG is fascinating, and I loved how this context formed such a big part of the story I know very little about The Troubles and this was a great introduction The plot We drank our whiskeys It was the good stuff and it tasted of salt, sea, rain, wind and the Old Testament.3.5 stars I ve been looking for something to fill in for my Tana French addiction until her next novel, and this book was recommended I can see why, although there are also a lot of differences The 80 s Ireland setting in TCCG is fascinating, and I loved how this context formed such a big part of the story I know very little about The Troubles and this was a great introduction The plot is action packed and fast paced, and I have to admit that I had no clue as to the outcome for 90% of the book I will definitely be readingof this well written series, not only for a further glimpse into this recent part of history, but also for the wonderful sense of humor I was constantly giggling at the irreverent one liners If you are a fan of the Dresden series, I think you will like this.The story is set in 1981 in Northern Ireland during The Troubles with the newspa...


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    This novel had me literally sitting on the edge of my seat It was that well written and took that many curves and twists that I never saw the ending coming It was set in Carrickfergus, just out of Belfast in the 1980 s Northern Ireland was going through the troubles and there were a lot of riots Prisoners were on hunger strikes, people looked under their cars for bombs and people were divided into Catholic and Protestant camps In the middle of this two homosexuals were found murdered Sean This novel had me literally sitting on the edge of my seat It was that well written and took that many curves and twists that I never saw the ending coming It was set in Carrickfergus, just out of Belfast in the 1980 s Northern Ireland was going through the troubles and there were a lot of riots Prisoners were on hunger strikes, people looked under their cars for bombs and people were divided into Catholic and Protestant camps In the middle of this two homosexuals were found murdered Sean Duffy, a Catholic policeman, is assigned the case As he tries to discover the murderer he runs into walls of resistance from the IRA and even members of his force His investigation is going places he s not supposed to go I was horrified at how open the attacks on the police themselves were In certain neighborhoods they were attacked openly and their cars were vandalized It really gave a good depiction of the times and the fears peo...


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    What a great read this was I absolutely loved McKinty s evocation of life in the 1980 s and how he effortlessly wove in the political and social backdrop of not only Ireland at the time, in the grip of political unrest, the tyrannical actions of Thatcher and a general climate of fear but the little additions like the Yorkshire Ripper trial and the impending nuptials of Charles and Diana I also liked the guest appearance of one Mr G Adams during Duffy s visit to the Maze I thought the characte What a great read this was I absolutely loved McKinty s evocation of life in the 1980 s and how he effortlessly wove in the political and social backdrop of not only Ireland at the time, in the grip of political unrest, the tyrannical actions of Thatcher and a general climate of fear but the little additions like the Yorkshire Ripper trial and the impending nuptials of Charles and Diana I also liked the guest appearance of one M...


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The Cold Cold Ground (Detective Sean Duffy, #1) Audio CD Is 10 Hours And 3 Minutes Long.Northern Ireland, Spring 1981 Hunger Strikes, Riots, Power Cuts, A Homophobic Serial Killer With A Penchant For Opera, And A Young Woman S Suicide That May Yet Turn Out To Be Murder On The Surface, The Events Are Unconnected, But Then Things And People Aren T Always What They Seem Detective Sergeant Duffy Is The Man Tasked With Trying To Get To The Bottom Of It All It S No Easy Job Especially When It Turns Out That One Of The Victims Was Involved In The IRA But Was Last Seen Discussing Business With Someone From The Loyalist Ulster Volunteer Force Add To This The Fact That, As A Catholic Policeman, It Doesn T Matter Which Side He S On, Because Nobody Trusts Him, And Sergeant Duffy Really Is In A No Win Situation Fast Paced, Evocative, And Brutal, The Cold Cold Ground Is A Brilliant Depiction Of Belfast At The Height Of The Troubles And Of A Cop Treading A Thin, Thin Line.