Bad Blood: A Lucy Black Thriller

Brian McGilloway (Author)


"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, #1 New York Times bestselling author

A young man is found in a riverside park, his head bashed in with a rock. One clue is left behind to uncover his identity--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 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 Lost Girl have grown to expect.

--Publishers Weekly

Product Details

$11.99  $11.03
Witness Impulse
Publish Date
July 25, 2017
5.3 X 1.0 X 7.9 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Brian McGilloway was born in Derry in 1974. He is a recipient of the University of Ulster's McCrea Literary Award and his novels have been short-listed for a CWA Dagger, Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year, and Irish Book Awards' Crime Novel of the Year. His first Lucy Black novel, Little Girl Lost, was a Kindle #1 best seller in 2013. He lives near the Irish borderlands with his wife and their four children.


"McGilloway builds a realistic world in which each of Devlin's actions is fraught with personal and moral peril."--Publishers Weekly