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Bad Blood

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The new Lucy Black novel, Bad Blood, will be published in the UK and Ireland on 18th May 2017 and in the US on 6th June 2017. Here's a little about the book:

 

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)

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)

 

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 further 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 an expertly crafted and acutely observed page-turner, delivering the punch that readers of LITTLE GIRL LOST have grown to expect.

 

The book is available to pre-order now on Amazon UK and Amazon US.

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Brian McGilloway is the New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Inspector Benedict Devlin and DS Lucy Black series. He was born in Derry, Northern Ireland in 1974. After studying English at Queen’s University, Belfast, he took up a teaching position in St Columb’s College in Derry, where he was Head of English. 

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  • Brian McGilloway
    Brian McGilloway Sunday, 25 June 2017

    Hi David. Thanks for your interest in the books. This is indeed book 4. Book 3 was published in 2015 and was called Preserve the Dead in the UK/Ireland and The Forgotten Ones in the US. Hope this helps.
    Best,
    Brian

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    David Perry Sunday, 25 June 2017

    This book is apparently book 4 in the Lucy Black series, what happened to book 3? I have read book 1 and book 2 on kindle but have nee bee able to find anything about book 3.

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