A Detective Sean Duffy Novel
If you are a fan of police procedural mysteries, then this is one for you. Set in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1987, Detective Inspector Sean Duffy has to investigate a case involving a female journalist, Lily Bigelow who has been found dead at Carrickfergus Castle. Was it suicide or murder? That's the question Duffy has to answer. But, since the Castle is locked up every night how could a killer get in or out? If Lily Bigelow killed herself, why, and if someone else killed her, what was the motive. Either way Duffy has an interesting case on his hands.
This is a rough, tough, gritty and witty story with enough twists and turns to keep even the most discerning reader turning the pages. Mr. McKinty is a clever writer able to capture the atmosphere of Belfast and create intense believable characters, even if they are not all likeable.
Thanks to Seventh Street Books and Goodreads giveaway for allowing me to read and review this book.