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Publication Order of Michael Forsythe Books

Dead I Well May Be (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dead Yard (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bloomsday Dead (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Lighthouse Trilogy Books

The Lighthouse Land (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lighthouse War (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lighthouse Keepers (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Detective Sean Duffy Books

The Cold Cold Ground (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Hear the Sirens in the Street (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Morning I'll Be Gone (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gun Street Girl (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rain Dogs (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Police at the Station and They Don't Look Friendly (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Detective Up Late (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Anthologies

Requiems for the Departed(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Radio Silence(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hard Labour(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
OxCrimes: 27 Killer Stories from the Cream of Crimewriters(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Belfast Noir(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reports from the Deep End(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Adrian McKinty is an Irish/British novelist. He was born in Northern Ireland in the year 1968 and grew up in Carrickfergus. He studied Law in Warwick University and politics and philosophy in University of Oxford. In the 1990’s Adrian moved to the United States where he worked at different places before moving to Colorado in the year 2001 where he offered teaching services in a High School. Some of the jobs he undertook before going to Colorado include being; a security guard, construction worker, bar tender, mail carrier, rugby coach and salesman. When he moved to Colorado, he decides to become a teacher. He taught English the school he worked for. It is while living in Colorado that Adrian McKinty started writing novels. In 2008 he and his family moved to Melbourne, Australia.

Adrian McKinty has managed to live in many parts of the world including India. This is one of the things that have contributed to his wide imagination. It has enabled him to come up with characters that are bigger than life in his stories. This is something that has managed to keep his readers hooked to all the books he writes. This is a common practice for most successful writers. This is because travel gives a writer different experiences and perspectives about different issues. According to research, a writer who travels and sees the world is has a better chance of succeeding compared to that that does not travel. Adrian McKinty seems to have figured this out long before he stated writing.

In all the books that Adrian McKinty has written, it is evident that this author likes to focus on Crime Fiction or Young Adult Fiction. There is a level of violence in most of his books that is seen. He has received both praise and criticism for this. Some consider the violence to be controlled while others seem to think it is excessive.

Earlier Books he had written

Dead I Well May Be is a novel written by Adrian McKinty in the year 2003. This is a thriller novel about an Irish ad boy living in the hard streets of New York. The story is full of greed, sexual betrayal and violence. Michael Forsythe is the protagonist in this book. He admits that he did not have to work for Darkey White but he went and worked for him anyway. He is a clever and young man, just the kind that Darkey White needs to build an Irish army. This is a very interesting book and is a definite page turner. It is interesting to see how the story unfolds.

Dead Yard is a sequel to Dead I well may be. It was published in the year 2006. This book is one of the books that many people who read Adrian McKinty probably waited for the most. This is because it had a series of events that market the continuation of the first book. Like the first book, this book is filled with violence, sexual betrayal and a lot of greed. In this book, the protagonist is faced with a situation where he faces execution. The mystery in this book is never ending. Adrian McKinty once again met and surpassed a lot of expectations with this book.

Book Series

Adrian McKinty is a writer that is fond of writing his books in series format. One of the book series he has written is known as the Lighthouse Trilogy. This is a series that has three books in it. The books are fictional young adult books that are set in a fictional planet known as Altair, in New York and Ireland. The Lighthouse Land is the first book in this series. The story is about Jamie O/’Neills who moves with his mother to Ireland on an Island off the coast. They hope this will be a new beginning for them since Jamie has suffered cancer and lost his arm where they had been previously residing. This is however not the case since there are many surprises that await Jamie. Throughout the series, it is interesting to see how the protagonist goes about all the challenges he faces.

The Sean Duffy series is yet another series written by Adrian McKinty. The Sean Duffy series is about Sean Patrick Duffy. He is an intelligent police officer who has very dangerous enemies and quite influential friends. The Cold Cold Ground is the first book in this series. In this book Sean Duffy is trying to track down a very dangerous serial killer whose target is the gay men in the region. Like his other books, this book is very interesting and has a lot of mystery. The book series can be enjoyed by those who love action, thriller and mystery novels. The pages keep turning in each of these books according to Adrian’s fans.

Recent Books that he has written

One of the most recent Adrian McKinty’s books is In the Morning I’ll be Gone. This is a book among the Sean Duffy series. In this book Sean Duffy tracks down a bomer amidst the secretarial violence tacking place in the area. The story is interesting as it unfolds. The cop faces different challenges in this book like in the other books in the series. The bomer that Sean Duffy is trying to hunt down is an IRA master who has escaped from prison. This is a thriller kind of story that was released in the year 2014.

The future

Adrian McKinty is an author who has achieved great success over the years. He is an author that has managed to keep his audience entertained with every book he releases. His creative imagination and unquestionable talent is seen through each line he writes in his book. This is why many people are awaiting his next release in the year 2015. This book is called Gun Street Girl. It is to be published in the year 2015. Many fans are excited to read this book and critics can’t wait to see what the writer has been up to. There is no doubt that Adrian McKinty will meet all expectations.

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7 Responses to “Adrian McKinty”

  1. Jonathan Rice: 2 months ago

    Love the Sean Duffy series; read them all. Although ‘Detective Up Late’ gives a hint the that Sean may take a career change . . .MI5 maybe?
    A great character, so down to earth.

  2. francis statton: 4 months ago

    i was given a book for this past christmas, by my daughter who lives in pennyroyal, autralia. i loved it and immediately bought another……….cold cold ground;. withi just fiished.
    what a wonderful writer, and a fabulous plot to follow. i’m hooked………i just ordered another… in dallas, tx..thatnks for your efforts…….

  3. Martha L Giardina: 1 year ago

    I too hope for the Duffy series to continue.
    Being in my 70s and having just finished the series, I would really like to be around to find out what Duffy does. Maybe he can go to Australia and track down info there.

    • Paul Doherty: 5 months ago

      I agree. I just turned 70 and I read the entire Duffy series. There were parts that were laugh out loud funny. My Dad was born in Donegal in 1915 and the family came to America in 1924 so he was young but he was there for the revolution. My GP fought in WW1 for the British so he wasn’t very popular when he came home. Jobs were scarce. I’ve learned a lot about the Turmoil from the books. Any other Mckinty suggestions?

  4. Nancy: 2 years ago

    I am reading the scholar by Dervla McTiernan and both the detective and the person he’s interviewing are reading your book, “The Cold, Cold Ground” So I decided to order it

  5. Denise: 3 years ago

    My family is from Derry, and Mountjoy Coalisland. I was born in London UK. When the Troubles started It was no longer safe to visit my Granny. Your books dance between the humour and gentleness of its people and the violence and hatred I was told about. A great engrossing read. thank you, Denise (Canada)

  6. Joe Geary: 3 years ago

    Dear Adrian: just read your explanation for the ending of Falling Glass: I’m pissed, but that’s your M.O. + I was dying to have a follow up book that was set at a place called Gog Magog Street, only the Irish!!!

    Cant wait for Duffy 7 & 8 & 9 : I’m 70 years old and I’m hoping they are available by the time I’m 90:you say 2022: lets hope so.

    Keep up the good work Adrian, you are a Gem !


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