Excerpt from Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme. Read the rules and more teasers at The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along.

I abandoned one book earlier this week, one of those highly-acclaimed literary works that sadly turned out to be poorly written as well as self-indulgent filth. Don’t need to waste my time on that stuff. The next book that I picked up was Adrian McKinty’s Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly: A Detective Sean Duffy Novel, and it is a wonderful police procedural full of literary allusions and dry, tongue-in-cheek humour. I’m sure I probably miss half the jokes in it, but the ones I catch really make me smile. I had a hard time choosing between this one and on referencing Chekhov’s Gun.

So, for the second week in a row, I bring you an Irish detective murder mystery.

“Oh, I see. This is the world’s worst thesaurus anyway. Not only is it terrible, it’s terrible,” he said and began to chuckle with such suppressed mirth that I thought he was going to do himself a mischief.”

Adrian McKinty, Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly

Belfast 1988: A man is found dead, killed with a bolt from a crossbow in front of his house. This is no hunting accident. But uncovering who is responsible for the murder will take Detective Sean Duffy down his most dangerous road yet, a road that leads to a lonely clearing on a high bog where three masked gunmen will force Duffy to dig his own grave.

Hunted by forces unknown, threatened by Internal Affairs, and with his relationship on the rocks, Duffy will need all his wits to get out of this investigation in one piece.

 

Comments

  1. Kathy Martin says

    Sounds good. My teaser this week is from Some Kind of Hero by Suzanne Brockmann. Happy reading!

  2. Been bumping into this one and I’m getting more and more curious.

    My TT from Taking Out The Trailer Trash

  3. I have a real weakness for good police procedurals – and this one looks great fun. I hope you continue to enjoy it:). My book this week is the final instalment in Elizabeth May’s The Falconer series, which I have loved… https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2017/07/04/teaser-tuesday-4th-july-2017/

  4. Another great-sounding police procedural series! Love the book’s title. Thanks for sharing, and here’s mine: “SWIMMING LESSONS”

  5. I don’t know this series but it sounds terrific. Love your quote. Here’s my intro and teaser from The Seven Year Dress by Paulette Mahurin: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-1xk

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