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"The Cold Cold Ground," by Adrian McKinty

Take Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct thrillers.

Add first-person narrative from a smart, and funny, lead detective.

Mix in a few large vodka gimlets and dark stouts, then set it all down in Ireland in 1981, when hunger strikes and protests lit a spark on the unrest fueled by political militias, gang violence and terrorism. 468 more words

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Police at the Station and They Don't Look Friendly: Adrian McKinty

“I’ve stirred up something strange, something deep.”

Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly, the sixth entry in the Sean Duffy series from author Adrian McKinty bears an unwieldy title,  but don’t let that stand in the way of picking up this well-crafted crime novel. 702 more words

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POLICING DURING THE TROUBLES: ADRIAN MCKINTY'S SEAN DUFFY NOVELS

Perhaps it’s too soon after St. Patrick’s Day and the celebration of all things Irish to bring up the country’s unfortunate and fairly recent history, the guerrilla war between paramilitary organizations associated with the Catholics and the Protestants in Northern Ireland, which the Irish, with characteristic understatement, refer to as the Troubles.   377 more words

Sean Duffy we love ya

Next up for review is Rain Dogs by Adrian McKinty, nominated for an Edgar Award by Mystery Writers of America in the Best Original Paperback category. 481 more words

Edgar Awards

Police at the Station

Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly:  A Detective Sean Duffy Novel, by Adrian McKinty

I’m lucky to have friends who love to read and they send me in the direction of things they love or think I’ll love. 473 more words

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State Sen. Scott Fitzgerald still pondering U.S. Senate run

MADISON — Republican state Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says he’s still thinking about challenging Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin next year.

Fitzgerald is among a number of Republicans considering a run. 93 more words

Politics

An opportunity to explain his vision: Pres. Trump prepares to address the nation

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will have the eyes of the nation on him on Tuesday evening, February 28th. It’s his first address to a joint session of Congress. 237 more words

Politics