Cold Cold Ground

Author(s): Adrian McKinty

Fiction - general

Sean Duffy will do anything to solve this case - including risking his life.


Two dead.

One left in a car by the side of a road. He was meant to be found quickly. His killer is making a statement.

The other is discovered hanging in a tree, deep in a forest. Surely a suicide: she'd just given birth, but there's no sign of the baby.

Nothing seems to link the two, but Detective Sergeant Sean Duffy knows the links that seem to be invisible are just waiting to be uncovered. And as a policeman who has solved six murders so far in his career, but not yet brought a single case to court, Duffy is determined that this time, someone will pay.


Product Information

Winner of CrimeFest Last Laugh Award 2013. Shortlisted for CrimeFest Last Laugh Award 2013. Long-listed for CrimeFest Last Laugh Award 2013.

Adrian McKinty was born and grew up in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. He studied law at Warwick University and politics and philosophy at Oxford University. He moved to New York City in the early 1990's where he worked in bars, bookstores and building sites. In 2000 he moved to Denver, Colorado to become a high school English teacher and in 2008 he moved to Melbourne, Australia. His debut crime novel Dead I Well May Be was shortlisted for the 2004 Dagger Award. His first Sean Duffy novel The Cold Cold Ground won the 2013 Spinetingler Award and its sequel I Hear The Sirens In The Street was shortlisted for the 2013 Ned Kelly Award. In the Morning I'll be Gone won the 2014 Ned Kelly Award.

General Fields

  • : 9781781258187
  • : Profile Books Ltd
  • : Serpent's Tail
  • : January 2017
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 2
  • : 813.6
  • : 344
  • : Adrian McKinty