Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Publication Day!

My new novel I Hear The Sirens In The Street is published in the UK and Ireland today. It's the continuation of the story of Detective Inspector Sean Duffy which began last year with the novel The Cold Cold Ground and will conclude next year with In The Morning I'll Be Gone. This time Duffy gets himself mixed up with the DeLorean car plant, the FBI, British Intelligence, lonely widows, Morrissey* and other savory and unsavory types. You can read the first 8 chapters of Sirens if you click on the link to the right of this page. We were lucky enough to get two blurbs for Sirens which appear on the jacket. Ian Rankin said "It blew my doors off" which when you read the book you'll hopefully find as funny as I did. We also got a really nice quote from Daniel Woodrell, who - as regular blog readers will know - is one of my writing role models. This is what Mr Woodrell had to say:

Adrian McKinty has the chops to do all manner of things with words, and in I HEAR THE SIRENS IN THE STREET he unleashes a strain of rough and visual, sly and lyric narrative prose in service of one hell of a story. Sean Duffy is a great creation, a figure of many parts, and the place comes alive---a uniquely beautiful and nasty part of the world I'd be scared to visit if everybody didn't sound like they might be cousins of my dad on my mom's side. 
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You can get Sirens at the usual places: bookshops, dodgy market stalls, ebay, from my next door neighbour who has gone through my bins, maybe the occasional supermarket. If you want to purchase the book online, yes it's available on Amazon.co.uk as a paperback version and when the US version is released in May it will be available on Amazon.com. The audiobook won't be out for a few weeks as my esteemed colleague the great narrator Gerard Doyle is directing a play until the end of March and has more than enough on his plate.
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If you do get the book I'd appreciate a review if you can spare the time (I've been subject to an unfortunate bit of sock puppeting and trolling in the last few months so it would be nice to redress the balance).
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Anyway here's the amazon.co.uk link and if you're really desperate to get the book early in Australia or America of course Amazon.co.uk will ship it to you wherever you are in the world. Ciao and happy reading...
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*Perhaps I should point that I'm only kidding about Morrissey (as he's a pretty litigious fellow) but there is one very oblique Morrissey reference/shout out where one of the characters in Sirens is reading Legion of the Cramps, the Cramps fanzine which, at that stage was edited by his Manky Miserableness himself.

59 comments:

Dana King said...

Congratulations! This is much anticipated.

seana graham said...

It's odd, but several friends have only just gotten interested in the trilogy this last week. I don't know why it took so long to listen to me, but there it is. I am pretty sure they will all want the next book, but I am not sure how soon it will arrive here. I hope Seventh Street will bring it around here sooner or later.

Melissa Nacinovich said...

Awesome! I can't wait for the US release. Congrats and best wishes for many sales.

adrian mckinty said...

Dana

Much anticipated by me too.

adrian mckinty said...

Seana

7th St will have it out in May I believe...

adrian mckinty said...

Melissa

You dont have to wait, you can get it from amazon.co.uk if you wish...

seana graham said...

Or you could preorder it from Book Depository.com which I've used several times and found wholly satisfactory. I think they're now owned by Amazon, though, which I have to kind of overlook, but wouldn't be a problem for many.

Deb Klemperer said...

Hurrah! and congratulations. I pre-ordered it for kindle, so should be lurking there when I get home from work..

Saw The Smiths at Glasto in 1984.. they weren't meaant to be a festival band.. they are rumoured to be playing the festival this year

speedskater42k said...

Looking forward to the audiobook!

Michael Stone said...

Ordered!

Matt said...

I find shipping from The Book Depository preferable.

http://www.bookdepository.com/search?searchTerm=mckinty&search=Find+book

Roymonde said...

Great stuff, Adrian. I'll order it now!And once again, great Woodrell quote.

adrian mckinty said...

Seana

I forgot about the Book Depository - free shipping right?

adrian mckinty said...

Deb

Hope you like it!

adrian mckinty said...

Speedskater

Should be out in a couple of months..

adrian mckinty said...

Michael

Cheers mate, I appreciate it.

adrian mckinty said...

Matt

Thanks for the link, buddy.

adrian mckinty said...

Roy

I hope you like it...

lil Gluckstern said...

I just ordered it from the Book Depository through Abebooks. All owned by Amazon, but I didn't want to wait. Good luck, hope it goes well for you, Adrian!

adrian mckinty said...

Lil

Thank you for that, I really hope you like it!

Glenna said...

I just ordered it on Kindle, I'm looking forward to reading it as soon as I finish Ratlines.

Peter Rozovsky said...

Aye, the Morrissey bits made the book.

seana graham said...

Yes, Book Depository is free shipping. I think the price of the book might be a little higher, though, but it still may be a better deal. It is also fun to watch people buying books all over the world--anonymously, of course.

Although they are listing the release date as January 10.

Deb Klemperer said...

aargh! It isn't being delivered to my kindle until 10 Jan! Oh well. I am part of the way through reading your Dead Trilogy - enjoying the second one, so that will keep me occupied..

Matt said...

Morrissey is on Letterman tonight (Tuesday) I believe.

Alan said...

Congratulations on publication.I will read it as an E-Book on Kindle. I can't wait to see Detective Duffy's latest adventures.It is sad to me that the British flag business is being manipulated by so called "Loyalist Groups" to create a "back to the past"mentality with the help of youths who think throwing petrol and rocks at police is fun.Hope family is safe and well in Northern Ireland.They must be very proud to have a son who is getting well deserved recognition.I saw a copy of" Dead…" in Barnes and Noble in Abq. today.Well done.

Dave Whish-Wilson said...

Congratulations Adrian, I'm looking forward to reading it...

Paul said...

Great,ordered and all.looking forward to it.

adrian mckinty said...

Glenna

I think they'll make an interesting pairing.

adrian mckinty said...

Peter

Someday I'll convince you.

adrian mckinty said...

Seana

I think they probably just ship a day or two later cos I reckon its out.

adrian mckinty said...

Deb

You know what they say about anticipation...that it sucks.

adrian mckinty said...

Matt

Miss the blighter, but apparently Bowie is alive and well...

adrian mckinty said...

Alan

Thanks mate, I really appreciate it.

I dont know about recognition though. It would be nice to get ONE American review for CCG - positive or negative I'll take it at this stage...

adrian mckinty said...

Dave

Thanks buddy. We'll have to meet for a beer one of these fine days.

adrian mckinty said...

Paul

I really hope you like it and dont mind the liberties...

R.T. said...

You say:(I've been subject to an unfortunate bit of sock puppeting and trolling in the last few months so it would be nice to redress the balance)

As I am not conversant in your figures of speech, please translate sock puppeting and trolling. My much too literal mind has me locked into thinking about my faded youth (actual puppet theaters) and days in a boat in the Gulf(hoping to catch the big one but doing nothing but wasting fuel).

BTW, I hope my editor at Mystery Scene will recruit me as the reviewer for your new book when it hits the U.S. market. I will put a bug in her ear. (Damn, another figure of speech!)

R.T. said...

Disregard my question about sock puppeting and trolling. I found what seem to be answers at the sometimes unreliable, often annoying, but regrettably ubiquitous Wikipedia.

But this does raise the question: Why would people (sock puppeteers and trolls) waste their time by being so malicious? The longer I live, I become more surprised about how wasteful and useless some folks can be sometimes.

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adrian mckinty said...

RT

Yeah my colleague Stuart Neville unmasked the main sock puppet in chief who was attacking him and apparently me and that unmasking led to a huge scandal that brought several prominent crime authors into disrepute.

I seem to have been the victim of a couple of people who have attacked me for political reasons, which I find ridiculous.

Peter Rozovsky said...

Morrissey, maybe. The Big Lebowski, not a chance.

Peter Rozovsky said...

Adrian, the political attacks on you, if they merit any attention at all, sound like something Garbhan Downey could work into a book.

Deb Klemperer said...

Next week, I have the chance to go to a 'roadshow' reading event of Low Countries authors, named below. Worth it? I will admit I haven't read any of these folks, the shame of it...
LIEVE JORIS, HERMAN KOCH,
RAMSEY NASR,PETER TERRIN: this year’s winner of the prestigious AKO Literature Prize and author of the magnificent psychological thrillerThe Guard.
CHIKA UNIGWE, JUDITH VANISTENDAEL

adrian mckinty said...

Peter

I initially started to engage them but now I think its better just to ignore them. Some of those people are actually just crazy.

adrian mckinty said...

Deb

It sounds like a lot of fun.

Peter Rozovsky said...

They won't subside quietly into the ash heap of history, I guess.

Dave Whish-Wilson said...

A beer would be great, next time I'm in Melb. Loved The Dutch Book in Hard Labour, BTW...

Monica J. said...

Congrats! I'm very excited to have SIRENS queued up on the kindle right now. And I'm somehow going to have to put it down to run errands.... Not sure how that's going to happen, but it will.

And caught your interview on RTE's Arena. Your accent really is something else. ;) It was a good interview! I enjoyed it.

Wish you the best. And will be shoving my copy of your book off on anyone I know.

erin said...

Can you tell us when the audiobook will be released on Audible? I've been EVER SO PATIENTLY (read: not patient) waiting for january 10th to come around, not realizing it was the UK publication date.

adrian mckinty said...

Erin

Doyle is directing a play until March so we cant record it until then, sorry.

Anonymous said...

Dear Adrian

I have read all y our books and eagerly await the next. I do not usually post anywhere but note you need redress the balance with positive vs negative so here goes: both Sean and Michael are wonderfully dark sexy characters. I also enjoyed 50 grand and falling glass as the subject matter is outside the usual for crime thrillers. I am pleased that i frequently need to get the dictionary out when reading your novels. Keep up the good work. Best wishes Zoe

swooperman said...

Bought it yesterday & as soon as I'm through Dan Woodrell's Bayou Trilogy I'm on the case. 2 Waterstones in Birmingham, only 1 copy, not sure if thats good or bad. Couldnt buy the cheaper ereader version as wanted the print book as I always do in books i want. Looking forward to it as i didnt read the 8 chapters so as not to spoil it. Will put reviews up on the 3 sites i did last time for you....assuming I like it of course lol

todd gordinier said...

I really enjoyed it. posted a review on amazon's us kindle site even tho i bought it through the amazon uk site.....good luck with us sales

adrian mckinty said...

Todd

Cheers mate, I appreciate it!

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Chris said...

I`ve read all of your stuff Adrian and you go from strength to strength.'I Hear the Sirens in the Street' is a terrific book. Fantastic! Mind you i`m still trying to visualise a cabin full of transatlantic passengers watching 'Fanny And Alexander'!
Brilliant. Looking forward to more.
Best Wishes,
Chris

adrian mckinty said...

Chris

Yeah mean I had a little bit of fun with those flights. I did some research and found out that no major airline was showing Fanny and Alexander but I wanted them to so I just thought fuck it and put it in.

The concorde flight back is similarly ridiculous but I wanted him to fly on concorde so I thought what the hell.

Chris said...

Quite right too. Its just a great image. Younger folk who are used to a choice of viewing would struggle to imagine what film viewing was like back then. That whole business of turning the cabin into something that resembled a cinema! It got me thinking about a whole raft of films that would alienate most of the passengers! Fantastic.
Loved the book Adrian and will post a review on Amazon UK

adrian mckinty said...

Chris

I remember those planes being full of smoke. And remember the cinemas too, smoking or non smoking? It was ridiculous.

That was a crazy time. I'm surprised anyone lived into their sixties: constant smoking, frying everying in lard, HARD drinking, zero exercise...

And yes I would LOVE an amazon review. I do read 'em all, which, er, can a bit of a mixed blessing.