↠ Gun Street Girl || ↠ PDF Read by ☆ Adrian McKinty

By Adrian McKinty | Comments: ( 974 ) | Date: ( Dec 06, 2019 )

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 sinister cirBelfast, 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 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 to be his undoing.


  • Title: Gun Street Girl
  • Author: Adrian McKinty
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  • Page: 332
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About Author:

Adrian McKinty

Adrian McKinty is an Irish novelist He was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1968 and grew up in Victoria Council Estate, Carrickfergus, County Antrim He read law at the University of Warwick and politics and philosophy at the University of Oxford He moved to the United States in the early 1990s, living first in Harlem, New York and from 2001 onwards Denver, Colorado where he taught high school English and began writing fiction He currently lives in Melbourne, Australia with his wife and two children.AwardsHis debut crime novel Dead I Well May Be was short listed for the CWA Steel Dagger Award 2004.His debut young adult novel The Lighthouse Land was shortlisted for the 2008 Young Hoosier Award and the 2008 Beehive AwardThe Dead Yard was selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the 12 Best Novels of 2006 and won the 2007 Audie Award for best thriller suspense.The Bloomsday Dead was long listed for the 2009 World Book Day Award.Fifty Grand won the 2010 Spinetingler Award for best novel and was longlisted for the 2011 Theakston Best British Crime Novel AwardAudible selected Falling Glass as the Best Mystery or Thriller of 2011



Comments Gun Street Girl

  • Frances

    3.5* Detective Sean Duffy is still trying to save the world from riots, strikes, demonstrations, and bombings in Ireland, as well as beatings, homicides and domestic disputes. It’s tough being a Catholic policeman working in a Protestant police station, but Duffy seems to thrive in his profession where he has his own set of rules. When under pressure or just feeling out of sorts, he’ll open a bottle of whiskey for a wee nip, along with a snort of what he calls rocket fuel up his nose, even w [...]


  • Carolyn

    DI Sean Duffy of the Royal Ulster Constabulary is once again right back in the thick of ordinary and not so ordinary crime in 1980s Northern Ireland. Murders, possible suicides, riots, rocket grenades launched at his police Land Rover, stolen missiles, all against the backdrop of riots and life during the Troubles and Thatcher's politicsDuffy is developing well as a character in this fourth in the series. The job is stressful and he has a poor lifestyle, skipping meals, sleeping poorly, smoking, [...]


  • Skip

    The murder of a wealthy couple and subsequent suicide of their son is the main storyline. Catholic RUC detective Sean Duffy and his kind-of partner Detective McCrabban are not satisfied with the murder/suicide explanation, especially when the son's girlfriend also dies. The Troubles of Ireland, the always changing roster of police in Carrick, and a possible career move for Sean into the intelligence community provide the rest of the backdrop. Sean Duffy remains his own man, warts and all (drugs, [...]


  • Cphe

    There is a lot to enjoy about this series. Detective Inspector Sean Duffy of the RUC is such an interesting character. Duffy's a self deprecating character, he's also a realist. I've read the all of the books in the Sean Duffy series to date and I like the way Duffy has evolved as a character. I enjoy his quips, his humour and his choices in music. (it's a trip down memory lane for me)I like this author's style of writing, it seems effortless. This police prodedural is on par with the previous b [...]


  • Eric_W

    I’ve read several McKinty books, but the Sean Duffy series is the best. Originally billed as a trilogy, I was delighted to see a fourth appear. Set during the Troubles, Sean is a Catholic cop in a Protestant world who makes sure to check the bottom of his car every day for bombs that might have been planted while he was away. He watches as his superiors fuck up capturing a boatload of arms from America, then bails out his Chief Inspector in a brothel where a local pro has just whacked an Ameri [...]


  • Larry

    This is my fourth Sean Duffy read and each of the books is original, smart and compelling. Excellent character development and seemingly historically accurate for a difficult time in Northern Ireland's "troubles". Very good read.


  • Barbara

    There were one or two inconsistencies that tempted me to rate this 4 1/2 stars but it's Sean Duffy and I couldn't do that to him. Duffy continues to get into more and more serious trouble, and annoy people at higher and higher levels. His drinking and other substance abuse seems worse than ever, but considering his job and the times he was living in, you wonder how most people made it day to day. And womanizing. Well he's only 35 and has a normal sex drive but not normal job. How he keeps his wo [...]


  • Susan Johnson

    This is the best Sean Duffy book in the four book series. I only hope McKinty writes more as the character and story line are developing so well. Duffy is a man who is looking for a place to belong. As one of the very Catholic policeman in the RUC, he tries to date women who want nothing to with him because he is a policeman and had swastikas painted on his house's front door. He's a square peg looking for a square hole instead of a round one and that leads to a lot of his problems in this book. [...]


  • KerryH

    Another cracker of a tale from Adrian McKinty, such a fine writer. Some quotes Twelve-year-old Islay. Good stuff if you liked peat, smoke, earth, rain, despair, and the Atlantic Ocean, and who doesn't like that?Thatcher. Thatcher, like Stalin, was making a Five Year Plan Norther Ireland had been too quiet. This is the mid-eighties, love. Time to get your handbag swinging and shake things upDownstairs in the kitchen. Coffee. Starlings at the milk bottles. A nasty-looking crow staring at me from [...]


  • Tony

    GUN STREET GIRL. (2015). Adrian McKinty. ***.There is a danger in reading too many books by the same author too close together. They all begin to sound alike, and the plots take on a common personality. I’m afraid this happened to me with this author, currently acclaimed one of the tip noir writers in Ireland. I suspect that if this novel had been read at a further distance from his earlier ones, I would have rated it much higher. In any event, it is well-written police procedural noir, featur [...]


  • Shelleyrae at Book'd Out

    I've been curious about Adrian McKinty's work for a while. Though born and raised in Ireland, McKinty now lives in Australia, allowing us to claim him as one of our own. Despite my dislike of starting a series in the middle, so to speak, I couldn't resist the lure of Gun Street Girl, the fourth book in his gritty police procedural series featuring Sean Duffy, an Irish Catholic Detective Inspector in Northern Ireland during the mid 1980's.It's a busy night for Detective Inspector Duffy who, after [...]


  • Seana

    My only problem with Adrian McKinty's Sean Duffy series is that I read them too fast--and I'm not a fast reader generally. I think it's a combination of the very fast paced dialogue, and way his description comes in the form of terse but loaded sentence fragments. For various reasons, I've had occasion to read most of the series twice, including the first five chapters of this one, and that brings me to the upside. Because though quick reads, they're also intricately plotted, and dense with allu [...]


  • Sara

    This was another top notch effort by Adrian McKinty. There were one or two things that annoyed meIn particular the bits with Americans until I realized, rather late, the connection to actual historical events. I also agree with comments from friends that parts were hammed up to play to Americans.However, Duffy is the same loveable alcoholic detective who does his best within a corrupt bureaucratic system and the novel breaks your heart when he's wounded physically or emotionally. There are also [...]


  • Stacy

    Solid 3 1/2! For once, I liked the ending! That's how they get ya, though, because now I have to keep on with the series.


  • Ingrid

    One of those books you want to stop reading because you don't want it to end. If I could only give 6 stars


  • Roy

    Not as good as the previous Duffy Novels. I found the story great but the reveal etc a little too repetitive. A little too much waffling in the interrogation scenes. Otherwise still a great novel.


  • Allan

    Gun Street Girl is the latest in the Detective Sean Duffy series by Adrian McKinty, which originally was due to be a trilogy, but due to its popularity seems to be going to run for a little while longer. I was originally drawn to the series due to the fact that it is set in my childhood hometown of Carrickfergus, in my childhood estate of Victoria, and indeed in the location of Duffy's frequently referred to house, 113 Coronation Road, on the road that I caught my bus to school every morning. N [...]


  • Richard

    Remarkably, this is the fourth book in what was originally billed as a Sean Duffy trilogy.McKinty is fully at ease the the period and location; he also has his main character down so well he has scope to have some fun here.Duffy is a Catholic in a predominantly Protestant police force, a dedicated detective inspector but with a damaged past and a present attitude that perhaps points to a mid-life crisis.Kate and MI5 are waiting in the wings to offer a new life in intelligence but although a temp [...]


  • Jim

    Not as good as the first 3 but still pretty good.


  • Larry

    Sean Duffy is a CID inspector in the Royal Ulster Constabulary in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland in 1985. A Catholic in an overwhelmingly Protestant Force (a "Fenian," some call him), Duffy is a very good cop with a tough, smart way about him, and a tendency to follow his cases where they take him, regardless of opposition. He works for people who value resolution; he values justice. The fourth book in the series (hope for more) takes place in 1985 in a place where checking under your car for m [...]


  • Tuck

    the 4th novel in mckinty's 'sean duffy' ireland 'troubles' police procedurals, the premise being duffy is a hot shot murder investigator, who is also catholic, set during the crazy violent times of civil war. this series has a bit tired (after 4 books, the 1st was quite cool, but now) trope of the hard bitten, music and booze loving, 'wrong woman' loving, rule breaking duffy being so brilliant and tenacious he 'solves the crime', while simultaneously being pushed out by the n ire cops, and pulle [...]


  • MadProfessah

    This was the most fun of the Detective Sean Duffy books. I liked how the plot was intertwined with the crazy events of the 1980s.The setting (Northern Ireland in the 1980s) is original, fascinating and also depressing. I wish that this book had a glossary of terms for the reader at some point. Some of the words that are unfamiliar to most American readers that I saw were : bajanxed, kit, lough, Fenian, peeler, bog, and wean.I'm glad to see there are more Duffy novels that i have not read yet!


  • David

    The fourth Sean Duffy book is beginning to show signs of wear in the series - Sean Duffy remains the too-bright-for-his-job Catholic cop in the RUC during the Troubles. Copious 80s musical references (including the title, which I've now learned are all references to Tom Waits songs), Duffy smoking the finest weed and doing the occasional line of coke, and the IRA and the Unionists car bombing and shooting people right and left (especially cops) while secretly making turf deals to protect their l [...]


  • Mandi Schreiner

    Audible. Love the narrator and love Sean Duffy.*not romance - murder mystery*


  • Karen

    GUN STREET GIRL is the fourth book to feature Irish cop Sean Duffy. The Duffy series, has been winning plaudits, praise and awards in all corners of the world and hugely deserved they have all been, which meant fans of both the writer and the earlier three books (THE COLD, COLD GROUND, I HEAR THE SIRENS IN THE STREET and IN THE MORNING I'LL BE GONE) were well pleased when the fourth book was announced. Now all we need is more of these and we'll stay happy. (No pressure or anything of course).Of [...]


  • Sandy

    Like many others, I was thrilled when I saw the author added one more book to this series, originally intended to be a trilogy. After reading it, I'm hoping for book #5. Inspector Sean Duffy, the token Catholic in Carrickfergus RUC station, is back. He's 35 & has been dealing with Belfast's criminals & "the Troubles" for 10 years now. His world is one where checking under your car each morning for a mercury bomb is like tying your shoes unconscious & unremarkable habit. He & co [...]


  • Koeeoaddi

    Three stars for an entertaing mystery of "The Troubles." An extra star for the ending. I should have seen it coming, but I didn't.


  • Alan

    This review is from: Gun Street Girl: Sean Duffy 4 (Detective Sean Duffy 4) (Paperback)Dark days for Sean Duffy.The year is 1985 and Belfast is aflame with riots,bombs and arson. Protestant loyalists have taken to the streets to protest the Anglo-Irish Peace accords granting "Home Rule" to the Ulster.Missile go missing from a Northern Irish Armaments factory and three people dead with possible connections to these weapons.Inspector Duffy's love life has reached a low point and Cocaine and Booze [...]


  • Joyce

    I liked this way more than I expected. Set in 1985 in Northern Ireland it's the fourth novel about DI Sean Duffy, a Catholic cop in the Protestant Royal Ulster Constabulary. A fish out of water in more ways then one. World weary best describes him and surprisingly introspective as he does his job--well, in spite of himself--and contemplates his life and his future. No wonder he's burned out; he has to contend with the continued stress of The Troubles, the unrest in Northern Ireland. He checks un [...]


  • Ria

    one wordant!


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