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McKinty, Adrian

Works: 86 works in 681 publications in 9 languages and 19,254 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Science fiction  Young adult works  Juvenile works  Noir fiction  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Actor
Classifications: PJ7846.A46, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Adrian McKinty
Most widely held works by Adrian McKinty
In the morning I'll be gone : a Detective Sean Duffy novel by Adrian McKinty( Book )

40 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Catholic cop tracks an IRA master bomber amidst the sectarian violence of the conflict in Northern Ireland The early 1980s. Belfast. Sean Duffy, a conflicted Catholic cop in the Protestant RUC (Royal Ulster Constabulary), is recruited by MI5 to hunt down Cormac McCann, an IRA master bomber who has made a daring escape from the notorious Maze Prison. In the course of his investigations Sean discovers a woman who may hold the key to Cormac's whereabouts; she herself wants justice for her daughter who died in mysterious circumstances in a pub locked from the inside. Sean knows that if he can crack the "locked room mystery," the bigger mystery of Cormac's whereabouts might be revealed to him as a reward. Meanwhile the clock is ticking down to the Conservative Party Conference in Brighton in 1984, where Mrs. Thatcher is due to give a keynote speech ..."--
The cold cold ground : a Detective Sean Duffy novel by Adrian McKinty( Book )

46 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a 1981 Northern Ireland rife with sectarian violence, Catholic detective Sean Duffy investigates a serial killer who is targeting gay men--a series of murders that may have political implications as well
I hear the sirens in the street : a Detective Sean Duffy novel by Adrian McKinty( Book )

40 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Sean Duffy investigates the death of an American military veteran in 1982 Ireland and quickly finds himself combatting his romantic instincts, professional misconduct, and powerful men
Dead I well may be : a novel by Adrian McKinty( Book )

31 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appointed by a crime boss to lead a gang of Irish thugs against rival powers in Harlem and the Bronx, young illegal immigrant Michael Forsythe falls out of favor when he seduces his employer's daughter
Rain dogs : a Detective Sean Duffy novel by Adrian McKinty( Book )

24 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's just the same things over and again for Sean Duffy: riot duty, heartbreak, cases he can solve but never get to court. But what detective gets two locked-room mysteries in one career? When journalist Lily Bigelow is found dead in the courtyard of Carrickfergus castle, it looks like a suicide. Yet there are just a few things that bother Duffy enough to keep the case file open. Which is how he finds out that she was working on a devastating investigation of corruption and abuse at the highest levels of power in the UK and beyond. And so Duffy has two impossible problems on his desk: Who killed Lily Bigelow? And what were they trying to hide?"--
The dead yard : a novel by Adrian McKinty( Book )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mercenary Michael Forsythe works to infiltrate an Irish terrorist sleeper cell on behalf of the FBI, an endeavor that is challenged by the loss of his only ally and his deepening feelings for the enemy's daughter
Gun street girl : a Detective Sean Duffy novel by Adrian McKinty( Book )

25 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and German and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Belfast, 1985, amidst the "Troubles": Detective Sean Duffy, a Catholic cop in the Protestant RUC (Royal Ulster Constabulary), struggles with burn-out as he investigates a brutal double murder and suicide. Did Michael Kelly really shoot his parents at point blank and then jump off a nearby cliff? A suicide note points to this conclusion, but Duffy suspects even more sinister circumstances. He soon discovers that Kelly was present at a decadent Oxford party where a cabinet minister's daughter died of a heroin overdose. This may or may not have something to do with Kelly's subsequent death. New evidence leads elsewhere: gun runners, arms dealers, the British government, and a rogue American agent with a fake identity. Duffy thinks he's getting somewhere when agents from MI5 show up at his doorstep and try to recruit him, thus taking him off the investigation. Duffy is in it up to his neck, doggedly pursuing a case that may finally prove his undoing"--
The Bloomsday dead by Adrian McKinty( Book )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attending to his usual challenges as the head of security for the Miraflores Hilton in Lima, Michael Forsythe receives an impassioned summons from a dangerous ex-lover, Bridget, who threatens Michael's life if he fails to rescue her kidnapped daughter
Police at the station and they don't look friendly : a Detective Sean Duffy novel by Adrian McKinty( Book )

16 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As he investigates a bizarre killing with an unusual weapon, Detective Sean Duffy only narrowly escapes becoming the next victim of the sinister underworld of 1980s Belfast"--
Hidden river : a novel by Adrian McKinty( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thriller that takes you to the heart of New York City's most bloody era. A writer whose dialogue is as hard and true as the streets
Fifty grand : a novel by Adrian McKinty( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This knockout thriller from a critically acclaimed author follows a young Cuban detective's quest for vengeance against her father's killer in a Colorado mountain town
An Introduction to The Maltese falcon by Dashiell Hammett : audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts and critical analysis
An Introduction to The thief and the dogs by Naguib Mahfouz by Molly Murphy( Recording )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naguib Mahfouz's The Thief and the Dogs (1961) is a multi-faceted story that is equal parts crime thriller, morality tale, and political allegory. The novel begins with career criminal Said Mahran's release from prison. He immediately sets off for the home of his ex-wife's new husband, desperate to settle a score with the man he feels betrayed him and hoping to reunite with his young daughter, Sana. Instead, she rejects him. Said next visits the posh home of his friend and mentor Rauf Ilwan, a former leader of the student resistance who has thoroughly abandoned the egalitarian principles he supported during the Revolution of 1952. Sensing Said is not willing to give up his life of crime, Rauf rebuffs him, saying, "Things are no longer what they used to be". Consumed by bitterness and motivated by a desire for revenge on the society and individuals he feels have failed him, Said's quest for vengeance carries readers from the banks of the Nile River, through the boulevards and back alleys of Cairo, to Bab al-Nasr --- a medieval gateway on the outskirts of the city. Chances for redemption and a new way of life come to him in the form of Nur, a prostitute who believes her love can transform them both, and Sheikh Ali al-Junaydi, a Sufi cleric who offers Said the opportunity to reject worldly temptation in favor of a spiritual path. Unable to accept either eros or agape, Said soon finds himself the most hunted man in Egypt --- aimless, desperate, and alone. Long known as a writer of realist fiction, 'The Thief and the Dogs' marks Mahfouz's first use of the stream-of-consciousness technique. The result is a ground-breaking work that allows the reader intimate access to the thoughts, emotions, and motivations of a man consumed by rage and hell-bent on self-destruction
The lighthouse land by Adrian McKinty( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen-year-old Jamie is overjoyed when a bequest sends him and his mother to live on an Irish island, where he and his newfound friend Ramsay travel back in time to help a young girl save her people from certain death
The cold, cold ground : a Sean Duffy thriller by Adrian McKinty( )

24 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Northern Ireland, spring 1981. Hunger strikes, riots, power cuts, a homophobic serial killer with a penchant for opera, and a young woman's suicide that may yet turn out to be murder: on the surface, the events are unconnected, but then things--and people--aren't always what they seem. Detective Sergeant Duffy is the man tasked with trying to get to the bottom of it all. It's no easy job--especially when it turns out that one of the victims was involved in the IRA but was last seen discussing business with someone from the loyalist Ulster Volunteer Force. Add to this the fact that, as a Catholic policeman, it doesn't matter which side he's on because nobody trusts him. Fast-paced, evocative, and brutal, The Cold, Cold Ground is a brilliant depiction of Belfast at the height of the Troubles--and of a cop treading a thin, thin line.--Container
The Sun is God by Adrian McKinty( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Colonial New Guinea-1906: a small group of mostly German nudists live an extreme back-to-nature existence on the remote island of Kabakon. Eating only coconuts and bananas, they purport to worship the sun. One of their members-Max Lutzow-has recently died, allegedly from malaria. But an autopsy on his body in the nearby capital of Herbertsh
Belfast noir by Stuart Neville( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lee Child, Eoin McNamee, and others explore the dark corners and alleyways of Belfast
Falling glass by Adrian McKinty( Book )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Coulter is a man who has everything. His beautiful new wife is pregnant, his upstart airline is undercutting the competition and moving from strength to strength, his diversification into the casino business in Macau has been successful, and his fabulous Art Deco house on an Irish cliff top has just been featured in Architectural Digest. But then, for some reason, his ex-wife Rachel doesn't keep her side of the custody agreement and vanishes off the face of the earth with Richard's two daughters. Richard hires Killian, a formidable ex-enforcer for the IRA, to track her down before Rachel, a recovering drug addict, harms herself or the girls. As Killian follows Rachel's trail, he begins to see that there is a lot more to this case than first meets the eye and that a thirty-year-old secret is going to put all of them in terrible danger
The dead yard : [a novel] by Adrian McKinty( Recording )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While mercenary Michael Forsythe is on holiday in Spain a soccer riot breaks out between the Paddies and the Brits and he is arrested. Samantha, a beautiful British Intelligence agent, offers to get him out of prison if he helps her inflitrate an IRA sleeper cell in the United States
Dead I well may be by Adrian McKinty( Recording )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Forsythe, an illegal immigrant escaping the troubles in Belfast, Northern Ireland, is tapped by Darkey, a crime boss, to join a gang of Irish thugs struggling against the rising Dominican powers in Harlem and the Bronx
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Alternative Names
Adrian McKinty Brits schrijver

Adrian McKinty écrivain irlandais

Adrian McKinty escritor irlandés

Adrian McKinty Irish writer

Adrian McKinty nordirischer Schriftsteller

Mac Kinty Adrian

MacKinty Adrian

MacKinty, Adrian 1968-

Mc Kinty Adrian

Маккинти, Эдриан


English (311)

German (44)

French (16)

Spanish (14)

Russian (6)

Danish (5)

Swedish (3)

Italian (2)

Czech (1)