Our search has the following Google-type functionality:
If you use '+' at the start of a word, that word will be present in the search results.
eg. Harry +Potter
Search results will contain 'Potter'.
If you use '-' at the start of a word, that word will be absent in the search results.
eg. Harry -Potter
Search results will not contain 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between 2 words, then both those words will be present in the search results.
eg. Harry AND Potter
Search results will contain both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between 2 words, then either or both of those words will be present in the search results.
eg. 'Harry OR Potter'
Search results will contain just 'Harry', or just 'Potter', or both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, that word will be absent in the search results. (This is the same as using the minus symbol).
eg. 'Harry NOT Potter'
Search results will not contain 'Potter'.
If you use double quotation marks around words, those words will be present in that order.
eg. "Harry Potter"
Search results will contain 'Harry Potter', but not 'Potter Harry'.
If you use '*' in a word, it performs a wildcard search, as it signifies any number of characters. (Searches cannot start with a wildcard).
Search results will contain words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er', such as 'Potter'.
Adrian McKinty was born and grew up in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. He studied law at Warwick and politics and philosophy at Oxford before emigrating to New York in 1993. In 2008, he emigrated again, this time to Melbourne, Australia with his wife and kids. Adrian's first crime novel, Dead I Well May Be, was shortlisted for the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award and was picked as the best debut crime novel of 2004 by the American Library Association. The first of the books in the Sean Duffy series, The Cold Cold Ground, won the 2013 Spinetingler Award and was picked as one of the best crime novels of the year by The Times; the second, I Hear the Sirens in the Street, won the 2014 Barry Award, was shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Award and was longlisted for the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award. The third, In the Morning I'll Be Gone, won the 2014 Ned Kelly award and was picked as one of the top 5 crime novels of the year by The Mail on Sunday. The fourth, Gun Street Girl, was shortlisted for the 2015 Ned Kelly Award, the 2016 Edgar Award, the 2016 Audie Award, the 2016 Anthony Award and was picked as one of the best crime novels of the year by The Boston Globe and The Irish Times. The fifth Sean Duffy book, Rain Dogs, has been shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award and the Ned Kelly Award.
Adrian McKinty right now: pace, engaging central character, sense of place and period, tight plotting -- Ian Rankin Another cracker in this superior series -- Ian Rankin A cracker * Val McDermid * An unforgettable title ... it perfectly sums up the paranoid atmosphere at Carrickfergus CID in the late 1980s. McKinty moves seamlessly between action and reflection, and his sardonic tone is a delight. * Sunday Times * Crime is the subject, but Police at the Station and They Don't Look Friendly will prove one of the best novels of any kind this year. * The Australian * The sixth in McKinty's increasingly impressive Duffy series ... most enjoyable ... a first-person tail of cheerfully grim fatalism and Prod-Taig banter, chock-a-block with cultural references. -- Declan Burke * Irish Times * Praise for the Sean Duffy series: McKinty has all the virtues: smart dialogue, sharp plotting, sense of place, well-rounded characters and a nice line in what might be called cynical lyricism ... Gateway McKinty: you won't stop here * Irish Times * The tension between McKinty's love of tight, formal puzzles and loose, riffing dialogue is what makes the Duffy novels such a joy * Guardian * A new Sean Duffy novel is always one of the highlights of a crime reader's year * Sydney Morning Herald * A treat and an education -- Val McDermid One of the great crime series ... Brilliant * Sun * A classic plot with modern twists * Sunday Times * Adrian McKinty is one of the great storytellers writing crime fiction today. -- Don Winslow When it comes to Northern Irish crime fiction, Adrian McKinty forged the path the rest of us follow. -- Stuart Neville