Carrick author’s inclusion in ‘Perfect Library’

Carrick Library. INCT 31-082-tc
Carrick Library. INCT 31-082-tc

The work of a Carrickfergus crime writer is among the ‘must have’ books for the ideal library, according to new research.

Adrian McKinty, author of the acclaimed Sean Duffy thriller series, has made it on to the shortlist, compiled by Libraries NI, with ‘The Cold, Cold Ground’.

The Perfect Library started in spring with the search for Northern Ireland’s preferred novels and hundreds of nominations were then refined, by a team of library staff, into the final list. It contains 164 titles representing a diverse range of genres from horror to crime, science fiction to mystery and romance to children’s classics.

Classic novels like ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ and Emily Bronte’s ‘Wuthering Heights’ can be found within the list alongside future-focused Holywood movie titles like ‘The Hunger Games’ and Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune’.  

To find out what books have made it into Northern Ireland’s Perfect Library visit