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Ken Bruen - Author


Ken Bruen was born in Galway. He spent 25 years as an English teacher in Africa, Japan, South East Asia and South America, and holds a doctorate in metaphysics.

His earlier Jack Taylor novels are published by Brandon Press in Ireland and have won numerous awards including the Shamus and the Macavity Awards.

He now lives in Galway city with his wife and daughter.

Maxim Jakubowski's view on Ken Bruen...

2010 is going be Bruen’s year, with three major movies based on his books being released, including the star-studded LONDON BOULEVARD. His Galway PI series featuring Jack Taylor takes a scalpel to the soul of Irish society and SANCTUARY, his 7th outing, is both a bitter and breathless waltz into darkness, unveiling layers of corruption like the peeling of an onion.

Jack Taylor series:
1. The Guards
2. The Killing of the Tinkers
3. The Magdalen Martyrs
4. The Dramatist
5. Priest

6. Cross

7. Sanctuary

If you like Ken Bruen you might also like to read books by David Peace, Simon Kernick and George Pelecanos.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Ken Bruen

Purgatory by Ken Bruen
Purgatory
Ken Bruen
A Jack Taylor adventure. Jack is an interesting character, an ex-Gardai (an Irish policeman) now private detective disillusioned with so much of his life. The series is character-driven and paints a vivid picture of modern Ireland if perhaps a little...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
The Devil by Ken Bruen
The Devil
Ken Bruen
After several more murders and too many encounters to be coincidental, Jack believes he may have met his nemesis. But why has he been chosen? And could he really be dealing with the Devil himself?
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/05/2011
Sanctuary by Ken Bruen
Sanctuary
Ken Bruen
2010 is going be Bruen’s year, with three major movies based on his books being released, including the star-studded LONDON BOULEVARD. His Galway PI series featuring Jack Taylor takes a scalpel to the soul of Irish society and SANCTUARY, his...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/04/2009

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