I’m a bit late to the party considering Serpents Tail first published this in the
Michael Forsythe, intelligent but unemployed, makes an enforced jump from
I enjoyed the change of settings as Michael moved from NI to the US and Mexico and back– flitting through the differing landscapes, and backwards and forwards through time as he recalls events from his past. His struggle to journey back and wreak violent revenge on Darkey is compelling.
Whilst there’s a fair bit of action throughout it’s not all bish, bash, bosh as McKinty’s prose is thoughtful and intelligent, without ever disappearing up his own arse.
The pace is relentless and the satisfactory conclusion cleverly leaves scope for a follow up.
What defines an Irish crime novel?
Is it the author’s birthplace or the scenery where the action plays out?
By any standards and whatever the definition, McKinty has crafted a superb book that is worthy of a place on the top table, on either side of the
Like a decent pint, Dead I Well May Be will leave you thirsting for moreColman Keane