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McKinty’s Cold Cold Ground

In 1981 Belfast, Sean Duffy is a rare endangered creature– a Catholic cop in Northern Ireland. He begins the novel mostly honest and motivated by a desire to battle the violence tearing his community apart.  When I started The Cold … Continue reading

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Adrian McKinty on Bee Candy:

“…a gorgeous, heartfelt, bittersweet novel of love and grief and the possibility of redemption.” I’ve mentioned McKinty’s Forsythe trilogy, and reviewed his novel Falling Glass here on the blog. (I’ll be writing up my review for The Cold Cold Ground soon, but … Continue reading

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Adrian McKinty’s Falling Glass

I discovered Adrian McKinty’s Hidden River in the early stages of my Celtic noir addiction, back when I thought I could quit whenever I wanted. Hidden River was a delight, not only because of its poetic prose and wounded protagonist, but because it … Continue reading

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Adrian McKinty’s The Dead Yard, The Bloomsday Dead, and A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick

I reread Dead Yard and Bloomsday Dead in anticipation of McKinty’s latest, Falling Glass, which released in the UK  this week. Since I have to wait for my copy to make its way across the ocean, I have plenty of time … Continue reading

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Rebel Hearts by Kevin Toolis (Non-Fiction)

Toolis’ chronicle of grim defiance is a perfect book. I didn’t say THE perfect, and I’m not calling it flawless, but, for me, a text that deepens my experience of familiar stories and songs, fills me with the desire to learn more, … Continue reading

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