“Guinness at the Bar and It Doesn’t Look Friendly”

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Celebrate with this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published mystery, thriller, or crime novel—“Guinness at the Bar and It Doesn't Look Friendly,” inspired by Adrian McKinty's 6th Detective Sean Duffy novel, Police at the Station and They Don't Look Friendly!

Police at the Station and They Don't Look Friendly by Adrian McKinty is the 6th Detective Sean Duffy novel (available March 7, 2017).

Belfast 1988: A man is found dead, killed with a bolt from a crossbow in front of his house. This is no hunting accident. But uncovering who is responsible for the murder will take Detective Sean Duffy down his most dangerous road yet, a road that leads to a lonely clearing on a high bog where three masked gunmen will force Duffy to dig his own grave.

Hunted by forces unknown, threatened by Internal Affairs, and with his relationship on the rocks, Duffy will need all his wits to get out of this investigation in one piece.

Read an excerpt from Police at the Station and They Don't Look Friendly by Adrian McKinty! 


“Guinness at the Bar and It Doesn't Look Friendly”


– 1 pint of Guinness
– googly eyes (optional)
– eyebrown (optional)
– 1 shot of Jameson (suggested)

How to make the cocktail:

  1. Pour a pint of Guinness (properly—see below).
  2. Make it look angry (optional).
  3. Pour a shot of Jameson (suggested).
  4. Make it looks scared (optional).
  5. Drink both & enjoy!

Have a fun and safe St. Patrick's Day, and don't forget to order your copy of Police at the Station and They Don't Look Friendly by Adrian McKinty!

Read an entertaining story from Adrian McKinty about an Ulster fry, poison, and the dangers of writing about Northern Ireland in the 1980s!


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Adrian McKinty is the author of eighteen novels, including the Detective Sean Duffy novels The Cold Cold Ground, I Hear the Sirens in the Street, In the Morning I'll Be Gone, Gun Street Girl, and Rain Dogs and the standalone historical The Sun Is God. Born and raised in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, McKinty was called “the best of the new generation of Irish crime novelists” in the Glasgow Herald.

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