Entries by Sean McGouran

The Swinging Detective

The Swinging Detective by Henry McDonald Gibson Square ISBN 97817833441177 This is a ’prentice effort for Henry McDonald ( The Swinging Detective), at least in writing a sustained, 330-odd pages, of a fairly complex novel. It is in the form of, essentially, a ‘thriller’ (fair enough ‘thriller’ is not up there with bildungsroman or novella […]

THE COLD COLD GROUND

  THE COLD COLD GROUND Adrian McKinty Serpent’s Tail ISBN978 1 84668 823 2 The Cold Cold Ground,  involves an RUC (Royal Ulster Constabulary – now PSNI, the Police Service of Northern Ireland) criminal detective Sean (sic) Duffy. His position as a (Northern Ireland) Catholic in an overwhelmingly ‘Protestant’ environment is lightly handled. A colleague […]