Few European cities have had as disturbed and violent a history as Belfast over the last half-century. For much of that time the Troubles (1968-1998) dominated life in Ireland's second largest city, and during the darkest days of the conflict - in the 1970s and 1980s - riots, bombings and indiscriminate shootings were tragically commonplace. Reflecting a city still divided, Belfast Noir serves as a record of a city transitioning to normalcy, or perhaps as a warning that underneath the fragile peace darker forces still lurk. With stories from Lee Child and more.
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(210mm x 133mm x 20mm)
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Author Biography - Adrian McKinty
Adrian McKinty was born and grew up in the North Belfast suburban town of Carrickfergus. His first crime novel, "Dead I Well May Be," was short-listed for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award. His novel about a Belfast-based detective in the Royal Ulster Constabulary, "The Cold Cold Ground," won the 2013 Spinetingler Award. Its sequel, "I Hear the Sirens in the Street," was short-listed for the Ned Kelly Award. He is the coeditor, with Stuart Neville, of "Belfast Noir." Stuart Neville's debut novel, "The Ghosts of Belfast" (published in the UK as "The Twelve"), won the Mystery/Thriller category of the "Los Angeles Times" Book Prize, and was picked as one of the top crime novels of 2009 by both the "New York Times" and the "Los Angeles Times." His subsequent three novels have been short-listed for various awards, including the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year, and the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award. The French edition of "The Ghosts of Belfast," "Les Fantomes de Belfast," won Le Prix Mystere de la Critique du Meilleur Roman Etranger and Grand Prix du Roman Noir Etranger. He is the coeditor, with Adrian McKinty, of "Belfast Noir.""