Rain Dogs

Rain Dogs

Book - 2016
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"It's just the same things over and again for Sean Duffy: riot duty, heartbreak, cases he can solve but never get to court. But what detective gets two locked-room mysteries in one career? When journalist Lily Bigelow is found dead in the courtyard of Carrickfergus castle, it looks like a suicide. Yet there are just a few things that bother Duffy enough to keep the case file open. Which is how he finds out that she 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?"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Amherst, NY :, Seventh Street Books,, 2016.
ISBN: 9781633881303
163388130X
Characteristics: 329 pages.

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horthhill
Mar 27, 2018

"Rain Dogs" by Adrian McKinty was a wonderfully atmospheric mystery. Set in 1987, right in the middle of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. McKinty sets up a locked room mystery with the room being Carrickfergus Castle. The bad guys are a bunch of Finns. And, we soon know what sort of trouble we are dealing with 'cause Jimmy Savile figures prominently. Thus, we also know that this is a mystery that can't end with everything wrapped up nice and neat. So the end is weak but it is a good read.

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hamerkop
Feb 07, 2017

This trilogy is by far the best work of this author. Together they provide an uproarious read.

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