Adrian McKinty The Cold Cold Ground

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There may be troubles ahead...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 last seen discussing business with someone from the UVF. Add to that the fact that as a Catholic policemen, it doesn't matter which side he's on, because nobody trusts him - and Sergeant Duffy really is in a no-win situation. Fast-paced, evocative and brutal, "The Cold, Cold Ground" is a brilliant depiction of Belfast at the height of the Troubles - and a cop treading a thin, thin line.

Stöbern in Krimi & Thriller

Böse Seelen

Solider Thriller, konnte mich aber nicht richtig mitreißen.

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Der Totensucher

Spannender Krimi mit nicht zufriedenstellendem Ende

Langeweile

Targa - Der Moment, bevor du stirbst

Für alle, die spannende Lesestunden haben möchten, gebe ich eine klare Leseempfehlung. Wobei manche Passagen schon sehr extrem waren.

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Inspektor Takeda und der leise Tod

Japanischer Ermittler in Hamburg

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In tiefen Schluchten

Das ist kein Krimi, eher Geschichtsstunde plus Naturbeschreibung

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Todesreigen

Der Autor versteht zu fesseln und sein Duo Nemez und Sneijer hat bereits Kultstatus erlangt. Nervenkitzel pur! Klare Leseempfehlung!

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    The Cold Cold Ground
    Robin_Armstrong

    Robin_Armstrong

    19. August 2017 um 12:40

    Ich bin erst kürzlich auf Adrian McKinty gestoßen, allerdings nicht die Einzige, denn schon fast egal, mit wem man über Krimi spricht, sagt momentan: "Kennst du eigentlich schon...", und jetzt weiß ich auch warum.Die Krimis um Detective Sean Duffy spielen in den 80ger Jahren in  während der 'Troubles' in Nordirland. Duffy, einer der wenigen Katholiken in einer weitgehend protestantischen Polizei, der einzige Katholik in einer protestantischen Nachbarschaft, erzählt in trockener, ironischer Weise von seinen Mordfällen, die immer in irgendeiner Weise mit den Verstrickungen des Bürgerkriegs in Nordirland verknüpft sind.Als Krimi ist dieser erste Band gut und solide - was mich aber nicht losgelassen hat, war die Quasi-Geschichtsstunde. Es ist unglaublich faszinierend, wie McKinty die Geschichte mit der gesellschaftlichen Dynamik verknüpft, die entsteht, wenn alle im Krieg gegeneinander sind, sich der ursprüngliche religiöse Konflikt aber längst an vielen Stellen in kriminelle Machenschaften verwandelt hat. Er beschreibt es trocken, zynisch, und das Lachen bleibt einem so manches Mal im Halse stecken.Absolut lesenswert.

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    miss_mesmerized

    21. November 2016 um 17:01

    Detective Sergeant Sean Duffy is the only catholic policeman in Belfast in 1981. His first case: a man is found dead in a car, his hand is missing, the one they found in his car does not belong to him. A couple of days later, another man is found dead in his house. What both victims have in common? They are gay, in times when homosexuality does not exist and a serial killer seems to track them down. Another murder case comes in at the same time: a young woman apparently committed suicide in the woods after an extramarital pregnancy, but further investigation reveals that her death might not have been caused by herself. Both cases do not have much in common, but soon Sean Duffy can see a connection and becomes the target himself.I first happened to read the fourth book in the series and was curious to find out how the Sean Duffy cases started. I was not disappointed at all, actually I think that the first of the novels was a lot more interesting than the one I read before. The murder case is quite interesting, it takes some time until slowly the connections are revealed and in the end, we do have a very clever set up with a lot of unexpected entanglements.Yet, what I liked most is the atmosphere in the thriller. We are in Belfast at one of the most critical moments in the younger history. The struggles can be felt throughout the novel and Adrian McKinty really manages to integrate his story in the historic context. The Northern Ireland conflict is not just a pretext, it is real in the novel and you can see how hard police work was at that time, how the life even of ordinary people is determined by the opposing warmongers. The novel could not easily be transferred to another town; it only works in Belfast 1981 which is definitely a plus. 

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