Adrian McKinty

Adrian McKinty

Adrian McKinty was born and grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland during the Troubles of the 1970s and 1980s. His father was a boilermaker and ship’s engineer and his mother a secretary. He went to Oxford University on a full scholarship to study philosophy before emigrating to the U.S. to become a high school English teacher. His debut crime novel Dead I Well May Be was shortlisted for the 2004 CWA Dagger Award and was optioned by Universal Pictures. His Sean Duffy series won the Edgar Award, the Ned Kelly Award, the Anthony Award, and the Barry Award, and has been translated into over 20 languages. McKinty is a reviewer and critic for The Sydney Morning HeraldThe Irish Times, and The Guardian. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.

Twitter: @adrianmckinty

“You have never read anything quite like The Chain and you will never be able to forget it. This book is Jaws for parents. It belongs in the elite company of world class thrillers like Gone Girl and The Silence of the Lambs.” — Don Winslow


The Chain

<p class="Body75105BooksBios"><span lang="EN-US">Imagine that you’ve just dropped your child at the bus stop. A panicked stranger calls your phone to tell you that your child has been kidnapped. The stranger then explains that their child has also been kidnapped, but by a completely different stranger.</span></p>
<p class="Body75105BooksBios"><span lang="EN-US">The only way to get your child back is to kidnap another child.</span></p>
<p class="Body75105BooksBios"><span lang="EN-US">Your child will be released only when the next victim’s parents kidnap yet another child. And most important, the stranger explains: If you don’t kidnap a child, or if the next parents don’t kidnap a child, your child will be murdered.</span></p>
<p class="Body75105BooksBios"><span lang="EN-US">You are now part of THE CHAIN.</span></p>

<h3>DIVE DEEPER</h3>
<li>“From Uber driving to huge book deal: Adrian McKinty's life-changing phone call” — <a href=""><em>The Guardian</em></a></li>
<li>“Adrian McKinty Tries to Get Some Writing Done in Kafka’s Old Office” — <a href=""><em>Lit Hub</em></a></li>
<li>“This summer's buzziest thriller, The Chain starkly examines parental desperation” — <a href=""><em>Entertainment Weekly</em></a></li>
<li>“To Save Her Abducted Daughter, This Heroine Has to Kidnap a New Victim” — <a href=";auth=login-email"><em>The New York Times</em></a></li>
<li>“‘The Chain’ Asks: How Far Would You Go For Your Child?” — <a href=""><em></em></a></li>
<li>“Sean Duffy series: ‘crime writing at its most visceral and cathartic’” — <a href=""><em>The Irish Times</em></a></li>
<li>“Adrian McKinty shows how to make a vodka gimlet – the Sean Duffy way” — <a href=""><em>YouTube</em></a></li>
<li>“Adrian McKinty talks about his Troubles Trilogy and his favorite way to have a draft of Guinness” — <a href=""><em>YouTube</em></a></li>


7 PM
Wordfest Presents Stephen Chbosky & Adrian McKinty
Oct 22 @ 7 PM MT - 8:30 PM MT

Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall, Central Library

800 3 Street SE
7:30 PM
A Spirited Conversation with Adrian McKinty
Oct 23 @ 7:30 PM MT - 9:30 PM MT

Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor

1221 2 St SW