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Going to the Dogs


Going to the Dogs, by Dan Kavanagh (Viking, 1987)


In the fourth Kavanagh novel, Duffy finds himself investigating a mysterious death in a country mansion.


"Kavanagh writes knowingly, jauntily" -- The Listener


English Editions

Going to the Dogs. London: Viking, 1987. £10.95. Print run: 4000.

Going to the Dogs. New York: Pantheon Books, 1987. $15.95.

Going to the Dogs. London: Penguin, 1988. Pp. 207.

Going to the Dogs. New York: Harper & Row/Perennial Library, 1989. Pp. 207 [1].

The Duffy Omnibus. London: Penguin, 1991. Pp. 740. [Includes all four Kavanagh novels].

Going to the Dogs. London: Orion Publishing, 2015. [Hardback & Paperback issued].


In de vernieling. Amsterdam: Uitgeverij de Arbeiderspers, 1988. Pp. 224. Translated by Harry Pallemans. (Dutch).

Vor die Hunde gehen. Zürich: Haffmans Verlag, 1989. Pp. 268 [1]. Translated by Willi Winkler. (German).

Tout fout le camp! Arles: Actes Sud, 1991. Pp. 344 [1]. Translated by Christine le Boeuf. Other edition: 1994. Pp. 216 [1]. (French). [Note: the o and e are connected]

Die Duffy-Krimis. Zürich: Haffmans Verlag, 1995. Pp. 712 [1]. Translated by Willi Winkler, Michael Bodmer, and Verena Schröder. [Includes all four Kavanagh novels]. (German).

Çulsuzlar. Istanbul: Ayrinti Yayinlari, 2002. Pp. 220. Translated by Serdar Rifat Kiroglu. (Turkish).

Duffy sau os de ros (Going to the Dogs). Bucuresti: Nemira, 2005. Pp. 240. Translated by Gabriel Stoian. (Romanian).


Rissik, Maureen. "Horses, Cats and Dogs." Books Magazine 7 (October 1987): 23.

Peachment, Chris. "Dogged Dan Strikes Again." The Times (London), 24 October 1987: 20.

Coleman, John. "The Street-Vernacular of City Sin." The Sunday Times (London), 8 November 1987: 63.

Kaufman, Gerald. "Malice Aforethought." The Listener, 26 November 1987: 29-30

Smith, Joan. "Toughie Duffy." Evening Standard, 7 January 1988.

Mahon, Derek. "A Body in the Video Library." Irish Times, 13 February 1988.

Waugh, Harriet. "With a Dagger in the Library." The Spectator, 27 February 1988: 30.

Wiemer, Bob. "Dead: A House Pet, And a Veterinarian." Newsday, 6 March 1988: 15. (Mystery Section)

Maio, Kathleen. "Murder in Print." Wilson Library Bulletin, April 1988: 76-77.

Mansur, Carole. "Radical Reads." Punch (Student Issue), 2 September 1988: 40.


Copyright 2006-Present by Bob Ryan
President, Dan Kavanagh Fan Club
If you like Dan Kavanagh, try Julian Barnes.