Dan Starkey by Colin Bateman
Dan Starkey is the protagonist in a series of crime fiction novels by Northern Irish novelist Colin Bateman. The series follows journalist-turned-PI Dan Starkey, a divorced cynic with a taste for alcohol. The series is set in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Colin Bateman began his Dan Starkey series in 1995 with the novel Divorcing Jack. The novel was made into a film, with a screenplay written by Bateman himself. The series is currently ongoing. Below is a list of Colin Bateman’s Dan Starkey books in order of when they were originally published (which is the same as their chronological order):

Publication Order of Dan Starkey Books


Divorcing Jack(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Of Wee Sweetie Mice and Men(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Turbulent Priests(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shooting Sean(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Horse with My Name(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Driving Big Davie(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Belfast Confidential(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nine Inches(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fire and Brimstone(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dead Pass(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Dan Starkey Synopses: In Divorcing Jack by Colin Bateman (book 1 of the series), Dan Starkey is a wily and witty Belfast journalist. Both he and his wife Patricia love drinking and dancing. But things get out of hand after he meets Margaret. And then, she is murdered. Soon, Dan himself is a target, and he must solve this mystery before time runs out.

In Of Wee Sweetie Mice and Men by Colin Bateman (book 2 of the series), Fat Boy McMaster is a not-so-great boxer, although he’s the Irish champion. His scheming manager works out a deal to put together a fight on St. Patrick’s Day against Mike Tyson in NYC, and he wants Dan Starkey to write a book on the whole ordeal. While Dan’s plans to get his wife to give their marriage another shot fail, he heads out to New York with McMaster. But once they get there, Fat Boy’s wife is kidnapped and he’s chased around town by all sorts of different gunmen.

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