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Award-Winning Crime Writer, Adrian McKinty

Award-Winning Crime Writer, Adrian McKinty will Discuss and Sign his New Thriller, The Chain ‘In Conversation’ with Best-Selling Crime Author, Mark Billingham

  • Tue Jul 16, 2019 - 19:30
  • David's Bookshop
Tickets are £6, which can be deducted from the cost of the hardback book (£12.99) if purchased on the evening. : £6.00

'Starting THE CHAIN is like climbing aboard a runaway train. You'll miss meals, sleep, and your stop on the bus – guaranteed.'

Val McDermid

The Chain is a high concept thriller inspired by chain letters and exchange kidnappings. When a woman’s daughter is abducted, the only way to free her is to abduct another child. Her daughter will only be released when the next victim’s parents kidnap another child, creating a roving terror known as The Chain, that turns victims into perpetrators, and survivors into criminals.


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. Adrian went to Oxford University on a full scholarship to study philosophy before emigrating to the United States to become a high school English teacher. His debut crime novel Dead I May Well Be was shortlisted for the CWA Dagger Award and was optioned by Universal Pictures. Adrian is a reviewer and critic for the Sydney Morning Herald, the Irish Times and the Guardian. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.