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Adrian McKinty

Forfatter af The Chain

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Adrian McKinty was born in Northern Ireland. He read politics and philosophy at the University of Oxford. He is a crime fiction novelist, blogger and book reviewer. His novels include the Sean Duffy series and the Lighthouse Trilogy. He made the Ned Kelly 2015 shortlists in the category of Best vis mere Novel with his title Gun Street Girl. He won the 2017 Edgar Allan Poe Award for best paperback original with his novel, Rain Dogs. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Adrian McKinty

The Chain (2019) 1,361 eksemplarer
The Cold, Cold Ground (2012) 723 eksemplarer
Dead I Well May Be (2003) 421 eksemplarer
The Island (2022) 411 eksemplarer
I Hear the Sirens in the Street (2013) 379 eksemplarer
In the Morning I'll Be Gone (2014) 346 eksemplarer
Gun Street Girl (2015) 292 eksemplarer
Rain Dogs (2015) 284 eksemplarer
The Dead Yard (2006) 244 eksemplarer
The Bloomsday Dead (2007) 244 eksemplarer
The Lighthouse Land (2006) 167 eksemplarer
Falling Glass (2011) 160 eksemplarer
Hidden River (2004) 151 eksemplarer
Fifty Grand (2009) 144 eksemplarer
Belfast Noir (2014) — Redaktør — 86 eksemplarer
The Sun Is God (1900) 79 eksemplarer
The Lighthouse War (2007) 73 eksemplarer
Deviant (2011) 57 eksemplarer
The Detective Up Late (2023) 48 eksemplarer
The Lighthouse Keepers (2008) 37 eksemplarer
Orange Rhymes With Everything (1997) 12 eksemplarer
Hang On, St. Christopher (2020) 6 eksemplarer
Lee (2013) 2 eksemplarer
Ingen titel 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

OxCrimes (2014) — Bidragyder — 72 eksemplarer
Being Various: New Irish Short Stories (2019) — Bidragyder — 29 eksemplarer
The Best British Mysteries 4 (2006) — Bidragyder — 25 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 10 (2013) — Bidragyder — 19 eksemplarer
Requiems for the Departed (2010) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver13 eksemplarer
Shaken: Stories for Japan (2011) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer

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Northern Ireland
Land (til kort)
Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
St. Kilda, Victoria, Australia
Denver, Colorado, USA
Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
Harlem, New York, USA
University of Warwick
University of Oxford
Kort biografi
Adrian McKinty was born and grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He studied politics and philosophy at Oxford University before moving to New York in the mid 1990s His first novel Dead I Well May Be (loosely based on his experiences as an illegal immigrant in the US) was published in 2003. In 2012 after moving to Australia with his wife and children he began publication of the critically acclaimed Sean Duffy series. In 2019 after giving up writing Adrian had a global hit with his standalone novel The Chain. Adrian's books have won the Edgar Award, the Ned Kelly Award (3 times), The Anthony Award, Barry Award, Macavity Award and the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award. His books have been translated into over 40 languages.



4.5 stars

Wow, what a wild ride! "The Island" by Adrian McKinty is fast-paced, and will keep you hooked until the very end!

This is the first book I've read by this author. I've had "The Chain" on my shelf for awhile now, and I am putting it at the top of my TBR list because I definitely need to read more from this author!

Whenever I read a book that's set in either Australia or the jungle, I am always weary of reading about my phobia - the terrifying danger noodle. This book got all the way to 75% without mentioning it (barely), but then I had to skim/skip chapter 38, so I wouldn't have nightmares forever. So, phobia warning: If you have a danger noodle phobia like I do (yes, I can't even say/type their actual name), SKIP CHAPTER 38!

Other than that - just fantastic!!

I loved Heather's character! What an amazing and strong female lead! I do wish the book answered the question I was wondering about during most of the book: Why did Tom re-marry so quickly? (Also, "after the year they've had" was repeated way too often. - Though this was an ARC, so it might be edited a bit in the final version.)

Definitely a well-written adventure novel that will keep you at the edge of your seat!
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filemanager | 29 andre anmeldelser | Nov 29, 2023 |
Our man Sean Duffy is back at work, thanks to MI5, which apparently thinks he might have an "in" that will help locate an IRA bomb-maker who has managed to escape prison and disappear. Harrowing stuff ensues, as the ordinary risks of being a peeler in Northern Ireland in the early 1980s are elevated by the likelihood that a major terrorist event is in the works. AND there's a locked-room mystery for fun. Another page-turner.
laytonwoman3rd | 30 andre anmeldelser | Nov 26, 2023 |
No. 2 in the Sean Duffy "Troubles Trilogy"...set in Northern Ireland in the early 1980s when being a member of the RUC (Royal Ulster Constabulary) was about as dangerous, thankless and unsatisfying a job as could be imagined. And if you were "one o' them fenians", i.e., a CATHOLIC, not even your fellow peelers could always be counted on to have your back. Rugged and suspenseful, very well done...just the thing if it's this kind of thing you're looking for.
laytonwoman3rd | 40 andre anmeldelser | Nov 26, 2023 |
Author's usual good plot and maudlin characters. Well narrated
C.L.Barnett | 26 andre anmeldelser | Nov 25, 2023 |



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