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  • Published: 30 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409016519
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320
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Dark Times in the City




A riveting page-turner thriller set among Dublin underworld - shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger

Danny Callaghan is having a quiet drink in a Dublin pub when two men with guns walk in. They're here to take care of a minor problem - petty criminal Walter Bennett. On impulse, Callaghan intervenes to save Walter's life. Soon, his own survival is in question. With a troubled past and an uncertain future, Danny finds himself drawn into a vicious scheme of revenge.

Dark Times in the City depicts an edgy city where affluence and cocaine fuel a ruthless gang culture, and a man's fleeting impulse may cost the lives of those who matter most to him. Kerrigan's new novel is his finest yet; gripping from start to finish, powerful, original and impossible to put down.

  • Pub date: 30 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409016519
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

About the Author

Gene Kerrigan

Veteran journalist Gene Kerrigan is the author of four acclaimed novels, the most recent of which, The Rage, won the CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel of the Year.

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Praise for Dark Times in the City

“Gene Kerrigan's writing is magnificent. It's graceful, tough, hardboiled and tender, razor-sharp and gritty as it is lyrical and truthful”

Joseph O'Connor

“utterly compelling”

Books Quarterly

“The writing in Dark Times is urgent and uncluttered, the plotting taut and the depiction of post-Celtic Tiger Dublin...Kerrigan's real coup lies in his assured portrayal of Danny Callaghan, a man with a chequered history but more than a flicker of humanity”

Daragh Reddin, Metro

“[...] muscular writing, a smart line in self-deprecating humour, terrific dialogue and an engrossing portrayal of the sights and sounds of Dublin Noir.”

Mo Hayder, The Times

“His style is taught and his dialogue pings and fizzes. I just have one question. When's the next instalment due?”

Irish Times

“Gene Kerrigan is a great writer”

Roddy Doyle


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