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Irish Crime fiction

The Troubles Trilogy, featuring Detective Sean Duffy – Adrian McKinty

The Cold Cold Ground (#1)

http://discover.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/?q=series:troubles%20trilogy” 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.”

I Hear the Sirens in the Street (#2)

In the Morning I’ll be Gone (#3)

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Jack Lennon Investigations, featuring Detective Jack Lennon

The Ghosts of Belfast (#1)

http://discover.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/?q=series:jack%20lennon%20investigations “Fegan has been a ‘hard man,’ an IRA killer in northern Ireland. Now that peace has come, he is being haunted day and night by twelve ghosts: a mother and infant, a schoolboy, a butcher, an RUC constable, and seven other of his innocent victims. In order to appease them, he’s going to have to kill the men who gave him orders. As he’s working his way down the list he encounters a woman who may offer him redemption; she has borne a child to an RUC officer and is an outsider too. Now he has given Fate–and his quarry–a hostage. Is this Fegan’s ultimate mistake?”

Collusion (#2)

Stolen Souls (#3)

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Inspector Devlin mysteries, featuring Garda Inspector Benedict Devlin – Brian McGilloway

Borderlands (#1)

http://discover.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/?q=series:inspector%20devlin“The corpse of local teenager Angela Cashell is found on the Tyrone-Donegal border, between the North and South of Ireland, in an area known as the borderlands. Garda Inspector Benedict Devlin heads the investigation: the only clues are a gold ring placed on the girl’s finger and an old photograph, left where she died. Then another teenager is murdered, and things become further complicated when Devlin unearths a link between the recent killings and the disappearance of a prostitute twenty-five years earlier – a case in which he believes one of his own colleagues is implicated. As a thickening snow storm blurs the border between North and South, Devlin finds the distinction between right and wrong, vengeance and justice, and even police-officer and criminal becoming equally unclear. A dazzling and lyrical debut crime novel, “Borderlands” marks the beginning of a compelling new series featuring Inspector Benedict Devlin”

Gallows Lane (#2)

Bleed a River Deep
(#3)

The Rising (#4)

 

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