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An hour with mystery writer Adrian McKinty

Adrian McKinty and Colin McEnroe on stage at the Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford.
Jonathan McNicol
Connecticut Public
Adrian McKinty (in shorts) and Colin on stage at the Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford on September 9, 2023.

Adrian McKinty is a Northern Irish writer of thrillers and mysteries probably best known for The Chain and the Sean Duffy series.

On the dark and stormy night of September 9, McKinty talked to Colin on stage at The Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford. It’s the first show we’ve done in front of a live audience since the before times.

This hour, a lightly edited version of that conversation.


  • Adrian McKinty: The author of 20 novels, including The Chain, the Michael Forsythe trilogy, and the Sean Duffy series; The Detective Up Late, the seventh Duffy novel, is his latest

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Jonathan is a producer for ‘The Colin McEnroe Show.’ His work has been heard nationally on NPR and locally on Connecticut Public’s talk shows and news magazines. He’s as likely to host a podcast on minor league baseball as he is to cover a presidential debate almost by accident. Jonathan can be reached at jmcnicol@ctpublic.org.