In The Morning I'll Be Gone: A Detective Sean Duffy Novel by Adrian MckintyIn The Morning I'll Be Gone: A Detective Sean Duffy Novel by Adrian Mckinty

In The Morning I'll Be Gone: A Detective Sean Duffy Novel

byAdrian Mckinty

Paperback | March 4, 2014

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A Catholic cop tracks an IRA master bomber amidst thesectarian violence of the conflict in Northern Ireland

It's the early 1980s in Belfast. Sean Duffy, a conflictedCatholic cop in the Protestant RUC (Royal Ulster Constabulary), is recruited byMI5 to hunt down Dermot McCann, an IRA master bomber who has made a daringescape from the notorious Maze prison. In the course of his investigations Seandiscovers a woman who may hold the key to Dermot's whereabouts; she herselfwants justice for her daughter who died in mysterious circumstances in a publocked from the inside. Sean knows that if he can crack the "locked-roommystery," the bigger mystery of Dermot's whereabouts might be revealed to himas a reward. Meanwhile the clock is ticking down to the Conservative Partyconference in Brighton in 1984, where Mrs. Thatcher is due to give a keynotespeech.

Adrian McKinty is the author of eighteen novels, including the acclaimed Detective Sean Duffy novels. Rain Dogs won the 2017 Edgar® Award for Best Paperback Original. Gun Street Girl was shortlisted for the Anthony, Ned Kelly, and Edgar® Awards. The Cold Cold Ground won the Spinetingler Award. I Hear the Sirens in the Street won the Ba...
Title:In The Morning I'll Be Gone: A Detective Sean Duffy NovelFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:315 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.9 inShipping dimensions:8.25 × 5.5 × 0.9 inPublished:March 4, 2014Publisher:Blackstone PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1616148772

ISBN - 13:9781616148775


Editorial Reviews

WINNER! 2014 Ned Kelly Award - Best Fiction Praise for the Detective Sean Duffy novels:   “The best crime novel that I've read in a long time. . . .  [McKinty is] a great writer. “ –NANCY PEARL, NPR, on The Cold Cold Ground   “A dark-humored shamus in the Phillip Marlowe tradition, [Sean Duffy] is . . . buoyed through the murderous chaos by his love of classical, punk, and new-wave music, the Greek philosopher Epicurus, and frothy pints of Guinness.” –WALL STREET JOURNAL    “A razor-sharp thriller set against the backdrop of a country in chaos, told with style, courage, and dark-as-night wit. . . . An utterly brilliant novel with its own unique voice.” –STUART NEVILLE, author of Ratlines, on The Cold Cold Ground   Praise for In the Morning I’ll Be Gone:   “This is the third in the series and, for me, the best, for it contains a locked room mystery at the heart of a drama about a major terrorist escape from the Maze prison, Belfast in 1983. Written in spare, razor-sharp prose, and leading up to a denouement that creeps up on you and then explodes like a terrorist bomb, it places McKinty firmly in the front rank of modern crime writers.” –THE DAILY MAIL, London   “Driven by McKinty's brand of lyrical, hard-boiled prose, leavened by a fatalistic strain of the blackest humour, In the Morning I'll Be Gone is a hugely satisfying historical thriller.” –THE IRISH TIMES   “Powerful. . . . The Troubles’ first two novels were exceptionally smart police procedurals, and McKinty applies the same expertise here, contrasting a classic locked-room puzzle with the gritty, violent Belfast backdrop.” –BOOKLIST STARRED REVIEW   “A locked room mystery within a manhunt killer [is] a clever and gripping set-up that helps makes Duffy's third outing easily his best so far.” –THE SUNDAY TIMES, London