Adrian McKinty was born in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. He studied politics and philosophy at Oxford before moving to America in the early 1990s. Living first in Harlem, he found employment as a construction worker, barman, and bookstore clerk. In 2000 he moved to Denver to become a high school English teacher and it was there that he began writing fiction.
In 2009 he moved to Melbourne, Australia, with his wife and two children. His first full-length novel, Dead I Well May Be, was short-listed for the 2004 Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award and its sequel, The Dead Yard, was selected as one of the twelve best novels of the year by Publishers Weekly.
In 2008 his debut young adult novel, The Lighthouse Land, was short-listed for the 2008 Young Hoosier Award and the 2008 Beehive Award. The final novel in the Dead trilogy, The Bloomsday Dead, was long-listed for the 2009 World Book Day Award.
In 2011 Falling Glass was an Audible.com Best Thriller.
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“McKinty is a streetwise, energetic gunslinger of a writer, firing off volleys of sassy dialogue and explosive action that always delivers what it has promised.” (Irish Times)
“What makes McKinty a cut above the rest is the quality of his prose. His driven, spat-out sentences are more accessible than James Ellroy's edge-of-reason staccato, and he can be lyric.” (The Guardian)
“If Raymond Chandler had grown up in Northern Ireland, The Cold Cold Ground is what he would have written.” (The Times, London)
I was expecting something overly political, but I was desperate to read another Adrian McKinty book because I consider him a master story teller, and I'd listen to anything narrated by Gerard Doyle. The book wasn't focused on politics and turned out to be a really good solid story, with compelling characters. After Michael this one is my favourite.
I am married with a teenage son and run my own business. As I am visually impaired, audio books are my life.
This was an okay book. The narrator took a bit of getting used to. There were some good twists and turns which kept you interested. By part 2 it kept you hooked in. It's a pretty good listen
Sean Duffy. He's a very well rounded character, very real character.
The protagonist, Sean Duffy is such a real character. In volatile Northern Ireland with bombings, hunger strikes and what looks like a serial killer, Duffy is driven to solve the murders and distracted by a beautiful doctor. There are so many layers to this book and protagonist. As soon as I finished the book, I looked up the author to see if the second in the series was out.
Great writing and very entertaining. Very violent. Adrian McKinty is a very accomplished writer. I have listened to all of his books and loved them all.
What can I say - an Adrian McKinty book read by Gerard Doyle. A match made in heaven.
I thought I would like this book better. The mystery was good, but I just really didn't care about the characters. There are more books by this author, but I wasn't impressed enough to download any more books by him or about this character.
The only bad thing I can say is that I have now listened to all of the McK/Doyle books and I have to wait for another
I loved Gerard Doyle's narration.......his accent made this book come to life.
Loved the characters in this story, so realistic.
Gripping, great plot twist, great ending
He is great! I felt the accent and different voices seemed very authentic.
not really as the story progresses very nicely without any particular one moment.
I plan on listening to more by this author even if they are set in other times and settings.
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