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The Cold, Cold Ground

(2012)
(The first book in the Sean Duffy series)
A novel by

 
 
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.

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.

Genre: Mystery

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July 2019 : Paperback
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Title: The Cold Cold Ground (The Sean Duffy Series) (Detective Sean Duffy: The Troubles Trilogy)
Author(s): Adrian McKinty
ISBN: 1-09-408098-5 / 978-1-09-408098-7
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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January 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Cold Cold Ground
Author(s): Adrian McKinty
ISBN: 1-78125-818-X / 978-1-78125-818-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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November 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Cold Cold Ground: A Detective Sean Duffy Novel
Author(s): Adrian McKinty
ISBN: 1-61614-716-4 / 978-1-61614-716-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Seventh Street Books
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June 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Cold Cold Ground (Detective Sean Duffy)
Author(s): Adrian McKinty
ISBN: 1-84668-823-X / 978-1-84668-823-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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January 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Cold Cold Ground (Detective Sean Duffy)
Author(s): Adrian McKinty
ISBN: 1-84668-822-1 / 978-1-84668-823-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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Audio Editions

January 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Cold, Cold Ground: Detective Sean Duffy, Book 1
Author(s): Adrian McKinty
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2012 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Cold, Cold Ground: Detective Sean Duffy, Book 1
Author(s): Adrian McKinty
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Cold, Cold Ground: Detective Sean Duffy, Book 1
Author(s): Adrian McKinty
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Cold, Cold Ground: Detective Sean Duffy, Book 1
Author(s): Adrian McKinty
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2012 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Cold Cold Ground (Detective Sean Duffy Series, Book 1)(Library Edition)
Author(s): Adrian McKinty
ISBN: 1-4417-8567-1 / 978-1-4417-8567-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Cold Cold Ground: A Detective Sean Duffy Novel (The Troubles Trilogy, Book 1) (Sean Duffy Thrillers)
Author(s): Adrian McKinty
ISBN: 1-4417-8569-8 / 978-1-4417-8569-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Cold Cold Ground: A Detective Sean Duffy Novel (The Troubles Trilogy, Book 1)(Library Edition) (Sean Duffy Thrillers)
Author(s): Adrian McKinty
ISBN: 1-4417-8568-X / 978-1-4417-8568-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2012 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Cold Cold Ground: A Detective Sean Duffy Novel (The Troubles Trilogy, Book 1)(Sean Duffy Thrillers)
Author(s): Adrian McKinty
ISBN: 1-4417-8570-1 / 978-1-4417-8570-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

January 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Cold Cold Ground (Detective Sean Duffy Book 1)
Author(s): Adrian McKinty
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU