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Adrian McKinty - Author


Adrian McKinty was born and grew up in Northern Ireland. He studied law, politics and philosophy at university. He moved to New York City in the early nineties where he worked in bars, bookstores and building sites. He now lives in Melbourne, Australia and writes a popular blog on film, music, politics and literature at adrianmckinty.blogspot.com and tweets @adrianmckinty.

McKinty is best known for his series of Sean Duffy thrillers. The first, The Cold Cold Ground, was published in 2012 and won the 2013 Spinetingler Award and its sequel I Hear The Sirens In The Street has been shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Awards 2013, 2014 Le Prix SNCF du Polar, the Barry Awards 2014 and longlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2014.

Maxim Jakubowski's view on Adrian McKinty...

The stylish Irish author who now lives in Australia but was for many years in America has followed his DEAD trilogy with FIFTY GRAND, a powerful revenge novel set in Cuba and Colorado, with a female Havana cop on the rampage in a mission to avenge her dead father. Staccato prose, poetic landscapes and an unforgettable heroine all conspire to make this one of the big crime novels of the past year. A must.

If you like Adrian McKinty you might also like to read books by Ian Rankin, Stuart MacBride and David Mark.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Adrian McKinty

Rain Dogs by Adrian McKinty
Rain Dogs
Adrian McKinty
Shortlisted for the Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2016. Shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2016. An involved, complex Irish-set murder mystery with two deaths to baffle Sergeant Sean Duffy in his fifth case. Set in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/12/2015
Gun Street Girl Sean Duffy by Adrian McKinty
Gun Street Girl Sean Duffy
Adrian McKinty
Now Australia-based award-winning Irish author McKinty, after a detour into historical crime, finally delivers a sparkling fourth volume featuring his fascinating Catholic cop Sean Duffy, at the time of the 'Troubles'. It's 1985 and Duffy is barely holding on to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2015
The Sun is God by Adrian McKinty
The Sun is God
Adrian McKinty
Alongside Ken Bruen and Stuart Neville, McKinty sits atop the Irish contemporary crime writing scene, so this comes as a pleasant surprise: a quirky historical mystery, based on a true life case, set in 1906 on a remote South Pacific...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/05/2015
Gun Street Girl by Adrian McKinty
Gun Street Girl
Adrian McKinty
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Now Australia-based award-winning Irish author McKinty, after a detour into historical crime, finally delivers a sparkling fourth volume featuring his fascinating Catholic cop Sean Duffy, at the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/01/2015
The Sun is God by Adrian McKinty
The Sun is God
Adrian McKinty
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Alongside Ken Bruen and Stuart Neville, McKinty sits atop the Irish contemporary crime writing scene, so this comes as a pleasant surprise: a quirky historical mystery, based...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
In the Morning I'll be Gone Sean Duffy 3 by Adrian McKinty
In the Morning I'll be Gone Sean Duffy 3
Adrian McKinty
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. In his third outing (if you haven't read them, do catch up with The Cold, Cold Ground...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/06/2014
In the Morning I'll be Gone Sean Duffy 3 by Adrian McKinty
In the Morning I'll be Gone Sean Duffy 3
Adrian McKinty
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. In his third outing (if you haven't read them, do catch up with The Cold, Cold Ground...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/06/2014
The Cold Cold Ground by Adrian McKinty
The Cold Cold Ground
Adrian McKinty
Terse, pacey with fantastic sequences of dialogue. Any fan of James Ellroy or even Raymond Chandler should read the opening extract - you will find it hard not to want to carry on. 1981 Northern Ireland and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/06/2012
Fifty Grand by Adrian McKinty
Fifty Grand
Adrian McKinty
The stylish Irish author who now lives in Australia but was for many years in America has followed his DEAD trilogy with FIFTY GRAND, a powerful revenge novel set in Cuba and Colorado, with a female Havana cop on the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/07/2009

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