The Bloomsday Dead

Version: Unabridged
Author: Adrian McKinty
Narrator: Gerard Doyle
Genres: Suspense, Thriller, Detective Stories
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: March 2007
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 11 hours
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Michael Forsythe gets a phone call from his former lover, Bridget, saying her young daughter has been kidnapped. Michael must help her or be executed. Agreeing to nothing, he is soon on the way to Dublin, dead bodies in his wake.

Reviews (5)

keeps getting better

Written by Kathy B on July 29th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 5/5

McKinty keeps getting better in his Michael Forsythe series. The writing is fresh and witty, especially delivered by the wonderful narrator with his clearly understandable Irish accent (the real thing I'm sure). Michael is a magnet for trouble and each situation brings out something new in his personality. I really enjoyed the Bloomsday Dead and I'm anxiously awaiting the next installment!

The "Bloomsday Dead"

Written by Anonymous from Kansas City, MO on July 19th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Yet another great story about Michael! The narrator was so engaging and the story was equally enjoyable. If you have enjoyed the earlier books, you can't miss out on this one.

The Bloomday Dead

Written by Anonymous on June 2nd, 2011

  • Book Rating: 5/5

The story keeps the reader glued to the pages. The accent works well. The story is intense. It keep the story moving well with plenty of turns.


Written by Anonymous from Alpharetta, GA on July 20th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This is a great listen but best to order the Forsythe series in order. McKinity has become one of my favorite authors. He is a bit dark but not without humor and mixes his writing style well. He moves fluently from prose, to comedic to political in a way that is very appealing.

A nice wrap up

Written by Laurel Ralston on September 22nd, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Michael finds himself in the the thick of things, and once again involved with Bridget. McKinty continues the story in fine style. It was a little bit predictable, but I think that's probably because I've gotten to know Michael so well through the first two books. I can still hear the narrator's voice, which I love and am so glad he continued through the whole trilogy. I'm sad to see the end of Michael's journey, although maybe McKinty will bring him back at some point. A great trilogy, bloody, violent, but with a protagonist with a heart of gold.

Author Details

Author Details

McKinty, Adrian

Adrian McKinty was born and grew up in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, when terrorism in Ulster was at its height. Educated at Oxford University, he then immigrated to New York City, where he lived in Harlem for five years, working in bars and on construction crews, as well as a stint as a bookseller. He is the author of "Hidden River" and "Dead I Well May Be", which was short-listed for the Crime Writers' Association Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award. He lives in Denver, Colorado.