Adrian's first crime novel, Dead I Well May Be, was shortlisted for the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award. The first book in the Sean Duffy series, The Cold Cold Ground, won the 2013 Spinetingler Award; the second, I Hear the Sirens in the Street, won the 2014 Barry Award and was shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Award. The third, In the Morning I'll Be Gone, won the 2014 Ned Kelly award. The fourth, Gun Street Girl, was shortlisted for the 2015 Ned Kelly Award, the 2016 Edgar Award, the 2016 Audie Award and the 2016 Anthony Award. Rain Dogs won the 2017 Edgar Award and was shortlisted for the 2016 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, the 2016 Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award, the 2016 Ned Kelly Award, the 2017 Barry Award and the 2017 Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original.
Detective Sergeant Sean Duffy returns for the incendiary and critically acclaimed sequel to The Cold Cold Ground.
There's no such thing as a perfect crime. Sean Duffy knows this. He's back at work and ready for the avalanche of horrors that awaits him, beginning with a torso in a suitcase, dumped in an abandoned factory. Fully fit after the severe trauma of his last investigation, Duffy is ready to follow the trail of blood - however faint - that always, always connects a body to its killer.
From an international businessman to a beautiful young widow, ancient police notes to ambassador's records, country lanes to city streets, Duffy works every angle. And wherever he goes, he smells a rat .