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Publisher's Summary

A young man is found in a riverside park, his head bashed in with a rock. The only clue to his identity is an admission stamp for the local gay club. DS Lucy Black is called in to investigate.

As Lucy delves into the community, tensions begin to rise as the man's death draws the attention of the local gay rights group to a hate-speech pastor who, days earlier, had advocated the stoning of gay people and who refuses to retract his statement. Things become more complicated with the emergence of a far-right group targeting immigrants in a local working-class estate.

As their attacks escalate, Lucy and her boss, Tom Fleming, must also deal with the building power struggle between an old paramilitary commander and his deputy that threatens to further enflame an already volatile situation.

Hatred and complicity abound in the days leading up to the Brexit vote in McGilloway's new Lucy Black thriller. Compelling and current, Bad Blood is expertly crafted and acutely observed.

©2017 Brian McGilloway (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Brian McGilloway blends timeless values with ripped-from-the-headlines issues to produce some of the very best crime fiction being written today." (Lee Child)
"Set just before the Brexit vote, this book explores important questions of community and identity. McGilloway shies away from easy answers; instead he gives us a tense and beautifully-written crime novel that takes the reader into lives that aren't seen often enough." (Ann Cleeves)

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I love this series. it's very gripping and visual. You feel like you're experiencing the adventure first hand.

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  • 08-05-20

Wonderful

I’ve loved this series. The characters are well developed and charismatic and I enjoy a book most when I care about the “people”.

Caroline Lennon is a favourite of mine and she is perfect for this series. I hope there will be another instalment.

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  • 08-02-20

A complex way of telling an uninteresting story.

This is not a very interesting story as it meanders from one shallow character to another. The most annoying aspect is the constant repetition of "he said" "she said" which are inserted, even when it's obvious who is "saying" the words. I'd really like to send the author a list of synonyms for the verb "to say". Maybe he should just listen to a narrated version of his writing to realise how repetitive it is.

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  • 05-14-20

be be wonderful story recommended to anyone

great story kepte on the edge of the year revveomd. OT. to any one brill

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  • 03-16-18

Disappointing

I've read all Brian McGilloways books and really enjoyed them, particularly the Inspector Devlin series. This was disappointing. Weak storyline, very predictable and boring.

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  • 01-11-18

Love it

I am hooked on the adventures of Lucy Black, can't wait for the next book