Caimh McDonnell is an Irish writer and author based in Manchester, best known for his Dublin "Trilogy” series of comic crime thrillers and its various spin-offs, and (as C. K. McDonnell) his comic urban fantasy series The Stranger Times. He’s a fan of both Terry Pratchett and Ben Aaronovitch, and has appeared on both The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret and Pratchat.
This list includes most of McDonnell's works. For a complete bibliography, see McDonnell’s Wikipedia entry. For books set in the universe of the Dublin “Trilogy”, we've used the chronological numbering from the reading order guide on Caimh’s website.
|Title||Publication Date||Series||Series #||Wikipedia link||Notes|
|A Man With One of Those Faces||2016||The Dublin “Trilogy”||5||N/A|
|The Day That Never Comes||2017||The Dublin “Trilogy”||6||N/A|
|Angels in the Moonlight||2017||The Dublin “Trilogy”||1||N/A|
|Last Orders||2018||The Dublin “Trilogy”||7||N/A|
|Disaster Inc||2018||McGarry Stateside||1||N/A||Spin-off series from the Dublin “Trilogy”; follows Last Orders|
|I Have Sinned||2019||McGarry Stateside||2||N/A|
|How to Send a Message||2019||N/A||Short fiction collection|
|The Quiet Man||2020||McGarry Stateside||3||N/A|
|The Final Game||2020||MCM Investigations||1||N/A||Spin-off series from the Dublin “Trilogy”; follows Last Orders|
|Welcome to Nowhere||2020||N/A||Stars supporting characters from the Stateside books|
|Things that Fell from the Sky||2020||N/A||Short fiction collection|
|In Other News||2020||The Stranger Times||N/A||Short fiction collection; free via Caimh’s email list|
|Deccie Must Die||2022||MCM Investigations||2||N/A|
|Dead Man’s Sins||2021||The Dublin “Trilogy”||2||N/A|
|The Stranger Times||2021||The Stranger Times||1||N/A|
|This Charming Man||2022||The Stranger Times||2||N/A|
|Firewater Blues||2022||The Dublin “Trilogy”||3||N/A|
|The Family Jewels||2022||The Dublin “Trilogy”||4||N/A|
|Escape From Victory||2023||The Dublin “Trilogy”||4.5||N/A||Novella|
|Love Will Tear Us Apart||2023||The Stranger Times||3||N/A|
|Relight My Fire||2024||The Stranger Times||4||N/A|
None of McDonnell's novels have been adapted for other media so far.
Caimh produces two podcasts which feature short stories set in his own fictional worlds:
- The Bunnycast - stories and news from Caimh, particularly to do with the Dublin “Trilogy” and its spin-offs (the protagonist of many of them is Bunny McGarry)
- The Stranger Times Podcast - stories from the world of “The Stranger Times”
|2023-02-06||The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret||Bonus: “An Interview with C. K. McDonnell”||thetruthshallmakeyefret.com|
More to be added.
- whitehairedirishman.com - official website
- thestrangertimes.co.uk - official website
- Caimh McDonnell on Wikipedia