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Dead I Well May Be

(2003)
(The first book in the Michael Forsythe series)
A novel by

 
 
This Irish bad-boy thriller -- set in the hardest streets of New York City -- brims with violence, greed, and sexual betrayal.

"I didn't want to go to America, I didn't want to work for Darkey White. I had my reasons. But I went."

So admits Michael Forsythe, an illegal immigrant escaping the Troubles in Belfast. But young Michael is strong and fearless and clever -- just the fellow to be tapped by Darkey, a crime boss, to join a gang of Irish thugs struggling against the rising Dominican powers in Harlem and the Bronx. The time is pre-Giuliani New York, when crack rules the city, squatters live furtively in ruined buildings, and hundreds are murdered each month. Michael and his lads tumble through the streets, shaking down victims, drinking hard, and fighting for turf, block by bloody block.

Dodgy and observant, not to mention handy with a pistol, Michael is soon anointed by Darkey as his rising star. Meanwhile Michael has very inadvisably seduced Darkey's girl, Bridget -- saucy, fickle, and irresistible. Michael worries that he's being followed, that his affair with Bridget will be revealed. He's right to be anxious; when Darkey discovers the affair, he plans a very hard fall for young Michael, a gambit devilish in its guile, murderous in its intent.

But Darkey fails to account for Michael's toughness and ingenuity or the possibility that he might wreak terrible vengeance upon those who would betray him.

A natural storyteller with a gift for dialogue, McKinty introduces to readers a stunning new noir voice, dark and stylish, mythic and violent -- complete with an Irish lilt.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Adrian McKinty's Dead I Well May Be

Hardback Editions

September 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dead I Well May Be: A Novel
Author(s): Adrian McKinty
ISBN: 0-7432-4699-3 / 978-0-7432-4699-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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Paperback Editions

July 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Dead I Well May Be: A Novel
Author(s): Adrian McKinty
ISBN: 1-4516-1325-3 / 978-1-4516-1325-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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July 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dead I Well May Be (The Dead Trilogy)
Author(s): Adrian McKinty
ISBN: 1-84668-699-7 / 978-1-84668-699-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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January 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dead I Well May Be (The Dead Trilogy)
Author(s): Adrian McKinty
ISBN: 1-85242-780-9 / 978-1-85242-780-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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August 2004 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Dead I Well May Be: A Novel
Author(s): Adrian McKinty
ISBN: 0-7434-7056-7 / 978-0-7434-7056-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
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March 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dead I Well May Be
Author(s): Adrian McKinty
ISBN: 1-85242-847-3 / 978-1-85242-847-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

March 2006 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Dead I Well May Be (Dead Trilogy, Book 1)
Author(s): Adrian McKinty
ISBN: 0-7861-4421-1 / 978-0-7861-4421-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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December 2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Dead I Well May Be (Dead Trilogy, Book 1)
Author(s): Adrian McKinty
ISBN: 0-7861-7390-4 / 978-0-7861-7390-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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December 2004 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Dead I Well May Be (Dead Trilogy, Book 1)
Author(s): Adrian McKinty
ISBN: 0-7861-8354-3 / 978-0-7861-8354-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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June 2005 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Dead I Well May Be
Author(s): Adrian McKinty
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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June 2005 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Dead I Well May Be
Author(s): Adrian McKinty
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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June 2005 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Dead I Well May Be
Author(s): Adrian McKinty
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2005 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Dead I Well May Be
Author(s): Adrian McKinty
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


December 2004 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Dead I Well May Be (Dead Trilogy, Book 1)(Library Edition)
Author(s): Adrian McKinty
ISBN: 0-7861-2882-8 / 978-0-7861-2882-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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December 2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Dead I Well May Be (Dead Trilogy, Book 1)(Library Edition)
Author(s): Adrian McKinty
ISBN: 0-7861-8294-6 / 978-0-7861-8294-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dead I Well May Be (Dead Trilogy Book 1)
Author(s): Adrian McKinty
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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October 2003 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Dead I Well May Be: A Novel (Michael Forsythe Book 1)
Author(s): Adrian McKinty
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA