McKinty weaves a thrilling tale in Oxfam anthology


Former Carrickfergus native Adrian McKinty is among a number of crime writers who have contributed to a new collection of killer stories being sold in aid of Oxfam.

Introduced by Ian Rankin, OxCrimes is curated by Peter Florence, director of Hay Festival.

The stellar cast of contributors also features Irish writer John Connolly and a host of other compelling suspects.

“OxCrimes gathers together the cream of British, Irish and world mystery writers in one of the best collections of crime writing I have ever read,” Adrian McKinty said. “This book is a must-have for all mystery lovers and the fact that it’s all going to charity is the icing on the cake.”

Following the success of OxTales (2009) and OxTravels (2011), which have raised more than a quarter of a million pounds for Oxfam, this collection of crime writing is the latest Oxfam fundraiser from Profile Books.

Ian Rankin said: “These stories can be read in bite-sized chunks or at one satisfying sitting. They provide a rich diet by creators at the top of their game, and all for a very good cause.”