Crime and thrillers March 2012

By Bernard Carpinter In Books

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31st March, 2012
In Adrian McKinty’s THE COLD, COLD GROUND (Serpent’s Tail, $36.99), Detective Sergeant Sean Duffy is a Catholic policeman in Northern Ireland in 1981, a time of riots, bombings and sectarian murders. With the police over-stretched on security work, Duffy and a few colleagues have to track down what seems to be Ulster’s first nonsectarian serial killer. Someone has killed two men, sawn off their right hands and left their bodies with each other’s hands. As if that’s not enough, a woman found hanging from a tree in a forest may have been murdered, although ...

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