Search Results: "Adrian McKinty"


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Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Rambling, incoherent, and gratuitously squalid."
If James Joyce had got his start as a Belfast Protestant with more of an interest in politics and less of a sense of humor—but with all of his scatological obsessions intact—he might have given us something close to McKinty's grim debut novel. Read full book review >

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DEVIANT by Adrian McKinty
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Bloody without terror, this tale barely deviates from formula. (Mystery. 12-13)"
The new kid in a near-reform school finds himself caught up in a disturbing animal-abuse case. Read full book review >

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IN THE MORNING I'LL BE GONE by Adrian McKinty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"A grim reminder of the brutality, uncertainty and fragility of life in Northern Ireland in the 1980s."
In the third volume of McKinty's (I Hear the Sirens in the Street, 2013, etc.) Troubles Trilogy, a disgraced Irish cop seeks redemption and an IRA terrorist. Read full book review >

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HIDDEN RIVER by Adrian McKinty
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"A disappointment after last year's splendid Dead I Well May Be as stylistic panache loses to over-the-top plotting."
Lots of good reasons for ex-cop Alex Lawson to flee Northern Ireland for Denver—a search for his lover's murderer is only second best. Read full book review >

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RAIN DOGS by Adrian McKinty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016

"Duffy (Gun Street Girl, 2015, etc.) is taking no better care of himself than he ever did. But his copper's instincts are as sharp as ever in this fifth installment."
During the Irish Troubles, a discouraged detective tackles a murder oddly similar to a past crime. Read full book review >

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THE LIGHTHOUSE LAND by Adrian McKinty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Despite weak dialogue and flat characters, an entertaining adventure. (Science fiction. 11-13)"
In this fantasy-like space-travel trilogy opener, a grieving boy finds his strength in a distant land. Read full book review >

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DEAD I WELL MAY BE by Adrian McKinty
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"McKinty, born in Northern Ireland and now Colorado-based, is a storyteller with the kind of style and panache that blur the line between genre and mainstream. Top-drawer."
A breakout second novel (after Orange Rhymes with Everything, 1997) careens boisterously from Belfast to the Bronx, and 'tis naught but Troubles all the way. Read full book review >

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POLICE AT THE STATION AND THEY DON'T LOOK FRIENDLY by Adrian McKinty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"McKinty's hero is irreverent, charming, and mordantly, laugh-out-loud funny, and his eclectic personal soundtrack and bitter, pragmatic politics make for vivid period detail."
Detective Inspector Sean Duffy of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (Rain Dogs, 2016, etc.) tries to cut back on the smoking and do decent police work despite bombs, riots, and bureaucracy. Read full book review >

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GUN STREET GIRL by Adrian McKinty
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 3, 2015

"Alert readers won't need McKinty's afterword to see the many motifs ripped from last generation's headlines. Nor will they be surprised to see Duffy's grim, lively fourth case remain defiantly inconclusive to the last drop of gallows humor."
DI Sean Duffy (In the Morning I'll Be Gone, 2014, etc.), stuck in the Royal Ulster Constabulary in 1985, struggles to close a murder case that keeps opening wider and wider.Read full book review >

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FIFTY GRAND by Adrian McKinty
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2009

"Despite some plotting deficiencies, the talented McKinty (The Bloomsday Dead, 2007, etc.) does his usual first-rate job of making you like the characters he likes."
A young Cuban cop seeks revenge in a cold climate. Read full book review >