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Adrian McKinty

UK flag (b.1968)

Adrian McKinty was born and grew up in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. After studying philosophy at Oxford University he emigrated to New York City where he lived in Harlem for six years working in bars, bookstores, building sites and finally the basement stacks of the Columbia University Medical School Library in Washington Heights. In 2000 he moved to Denver, Colorado where he taught high school English and started writing fiction in earnest. His first full length novel Dead I Well May Be was shortlisted for the 2004 Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award and was picked by Booklist as one of the 10 best crime novels of the year. The sequel to that book The Dead Yard was selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the 12 best novels of 2006 and won the Audie Award for best mystery or thriller. In April 2008 he moved to St. Kilda, Melbourne, Australia with his wife and kids.

Genres: Mystery, Young Adult Fantasy, Historical Mystery
New Books
August 2023

The Detective Up Late
(Sean Duffy, book 7)
Michael Forsythe
   1. Dead I Well May Be (2003)
   2. The Dead Yard (2006)
   3. The Bloomsday Dead (2007)
   Orange Rhymes With Everything (1997)
   Hidden River (2004)
   Fifty Grand (2009)
   Falling Glass (2011)
   Deviant (2011)
   The Sun is God (2014)
   The Chain (2019)
   The Island (2022)
Series contributed to
Barry Awards Best Paperback original winner (2014) : I Hear the Sirens in the Street
Anthony Awards Best Paperback original nominee (2016) : Gun Street Girl
Anthony Awards Best Paperback original nominee (2017) : Rain Dogs
Barry Awards Best Paperback original nominee (2017) : Rain Dogs
Edgar Awards Best Paperback original winner (2017) : Rain Dogs
Barry Awards Best Thriller nominee (2020) : The Chain

Adrian McKinty recommends
The Last Passenger (2023)
The Last One

Will Dean
"I really enjoyed this high concept mystery from Will Dean. No spoilers from me, suffice to say - a contemporary twist on the case of the Mary Celeste."
Strange Sally Diamond (2023)
Liz Nugent
"Another bloody scorcher from Liz Nugent that kept me up to the wee hours to finish. Liz is one of the most intelligent, original, twisty crime writers working in the genre today."
Shadow State (2023)
Frank Sennett
"An exciting contemporary thriller that is both psychologically astute and action packed. I liked this one from the great Frank Sennett."
Bombay Monsoon (2022)
James W Ziskin
"[Bombay Monsoon is] a terrific, dense, exciting thriller from James W. Ziskin, with a vibe pitched somewhere between Graham Greene's The Quiet American and Rohinton Mistry's A Fine Balance. I loved it."
We Lie Here (2022)
Rachel Howzell Hall
"We Lie Here is another fast and surprisingly funny thriller from Rachel Howzell Hall. I was on the edge of my seat through all the revelations, twists, and turns in a fast-paced third act. Get this book and relax with the knowledge that you are in the hands of a fantastic crime novelist."
An Honest Living (2022)
Dwyer Murphy
"Dwyer Murphy's An Honest Living is a deliciously smart PI novel set in New York's antiquarian book world that channels Chandler and Chinatown to take us into a recent past that already feels like a bygone era. A brisk, funny, and fabulous debut."

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