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Bruen, Ken

Overview
Works: 165 works in 936 publications in 14 languages and 26,981 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Noir fiction  Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Police films  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Crime films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PR6052.R785, 823.914
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Publications about Ken Bruen
Publications by Ken Bruen
Most widely held works about Ken Bruen
 
Most widely held works by Ken Bruen
The guards by Ken Bruen( Book )
55 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 1,494 libraries worldwide
Stuck in a rut after his dismissal from the Irish police force and still grieving over the death of his father, Jack Taylor finds renewal when an intriguing woman hires him based on his rumored talent for finding things
Cross by Ken Bruen( Book )
37 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,306 libraries worldwide
With his surrogate son, Cody, in a hospital in a coma, a troubled Jack Taylor takes the opportunity to assist Ridge, his old friend from the guards, with a horrific case involving the crucifixion slaying of a boy in Galway
The killing of the tinkers by Ken Bruen( Book )
46 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,304 libraries worldwide
Back in Galway and back to his old drinking habits, Jack Taylor agrees to assist a gypsy in an investigation into the deaths of a number of members of the gypsy clan, deaths that the Guards, the Irish police, are reluctant to investigate
Priest by Ken Bruen( Book )
37 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,286 libraries worldwide
Clean and sober now that his dealer is in jail, Jack Taylor is stunned when the imprisoned man asks him to investigate the mysterious death of his sister, and becomes caught up in a scheme with deadly consequences for all concerned
London Boulevard by Ken Bruen( Book )
35 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 1,175 libraries worldwide
An ex-convict hoping to steer clear of the lowlife from his past is forced to act when his disturbed sister is threatened
Purgatory : a Jack Taylor novel by Ken Bruen( Book )
25 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,151 libraries worldwide
Juggling a precarious balance between his physical and addiction recovery efforts, former cop Jack Taylor investigates the work of a vigilante killer who has been sending him cryptic invitations to join him, an effort that jeopardizes Taylor's livelihood, friends and mental health
Sanctuary by Ken Bruen( Book )
35 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,131 libraries worldwide
When a letter containing a list of victims arrives in the post, P.I. Jack Taylor tells himself that it's got nothing to do with him, but when a child is added to the list Taylor doesn't hesitate to find the identity of the killer, and stop the killer at any cost. What he doesn't know is that his relationship with the killer is far closer than he thinks
Headstone by Ken Bruen( Book )
26 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,124 libraries worldwide
Galway private investigator Jack Taylor confronts an evil coterie named Headstone, who have committed a series of random, insane, violent crimes in Galway, Ireland
The devil by Ken Bruen( Book )
29 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,069 libraries worldwide
PI Jack Taylor is called to investigate a student murder--connected to an elusive Mr. K whom he remembers meeting at an airport. After several more murders and too many coincidental encounters, Jack believes he may have met his nemesis
The Magdalen martyrs by Ken Bruen( Book )
35 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,034 libraries worldwide
Struggling to remain sober and overcome a debt to a local thug, Jack Taylor accepts a job tracking down a woman who once befriended the thug's mother, an assignment that proves increasingly challenging and dangerous
The dramatist by Ken Bruen( Book )
33 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 962 libraries worldwide
Clean and sober now that his dealer is in jail, Jack Taylor is stunned when the imprisoned man asks him to investigate the mysterious death of his sister, and becomes caught up in a scheme with deadly consequences for all concerned
Once were cops by Ken Bruen( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and French and held by 872 libraries worldwide
Michael O'Shea is a member of Ireland's police force, known as The Guards. He's also a sociopath who walks a knife edge between sanity and all-out mayhem. When an exchange program is initiated and twenty Guards come to America and twenty cops from the States go to Ireland, Shay, as he's known, has his lifelong dream come true--he becomes a member of the NYPD. But Shay's dream is about to become New York's nightmare
Green hell : a Jack Taylor novel by Ken Bruen( Book )
15 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 775 libraries worldwide
"In the new novel Green Hell, Bruen's dark angel of a protagonist has again hit rock bottom: one of his best friends is dead, the other has stopped speaking to him; he has given up battling his addiction to alcohol and pills; and his firing from the Irish national police, the Guards, is ancient history. But Jack isn't about to embark on a self-improvement plan. Instead, he has taken up a vigilante case against a respected professor of literature at the University of Galway who has a violent habit his friends in high places are only too happy to ignore. And when Jack rescues a preppy American student on a Rhodes Scholarship from a couple of kid thugs, he also unexpectedly gains a new sidekick, who abandons his thesis on Beckett to write a biography of Galway's most magnetic rogue."--
The emerald lie by Ken Bruen( Book )
12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 737 libraries worldwide
Ex-cop Jack Taylor must investigate a serial killer who is murdering Galway residents guilty of using bad grammar. At the same time, a grieving father has hired Jack to exact revenge on those responsible for his daughter's rape and murder
The ghosts of Galway by Ken Bruen( Book )
9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 714 libraries worldwide
"As well-versed in politics, pop culture, and crime fiction as he is ill-fated in life, Jack Taylor is recovering from a mistaken medical diagnosis and a failed suicide attempt. In need of money, and with former cop on his resume, Jack has been hired as a night-shift security guard. But his Ukrainian boss has Jack in mind for a bit of off-the-books work. He wants Jack to find what some claim to be the first true book of heresy, The Red Book, currently in the possession of a rogue priest who is hiding out in Galway after fleeing a position at the Vatican. Despite Jack's distaste for priests of any stripe, the money is too good to turn down. Em, the many-faced woman who has had a vise on Jack's heart and mind for the past two years, reappears and turns out to be entangled with the story of The Red Book, too, leading Jack down to ever more mysterious and lethal pathways. It seems all sides are angling for a piece of Jack Taylor, but as The Ghosts of Galway twists toward a violent end, he is increasingly plagued by ghosts--by the disposable and disposed of in a city filled with as much darkness as the deepest corners of Jack's own mind"--
Calibre by Ken Bruen( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and French and held by 544 libraries worldwide
The Southeast London Police Squad is plagued by a serial murderer who's determined to give his victims a lesson in manners. The "Manners Killer" believes that anyone who behaves rudely in public (e.g., verbally abuses a store clerk, slaps a child) is fair game. He soon finds that he's no match for Brant, Bruen's amoral, sociopathic brute of a detective. While his methods may be questionable, Brant gets results, and we find ourselves secretly cheering him on. Meanwhile, Brant is writing his first crime novel, Calibre, and aspires to become the English Joseph Wambaugh. Of course, he doesn't let the fact that he can't write deter him; Brant just nicks the stories from his cop buddy Porter Nash
Blitz, or, Brant hits the blues by Ken Bruen( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 517 libraries worldwide
While Brant and Roberts suffer personal breakdowns, a serial killer aims for tabloid glory by killing cops
Inherit the dead by Mark Billingham( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 506 libraries worldwide
Pericles 'Perry' Christo is a P.I. with a past. A one-time NYPD homicide cop, Perry has been struggling since he lost his badge, and his marriage, in a notorious corruption scandal. So when wealthy Upper East Side matron Julia Drusilla calls him one cold February night, he jumps at the chance to work what seems to be a straightforward (and lucrative) case
Tower by Ken Bruen( Book )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 397 libraries worldwide
"Born into a rough Brooklyn neighborhood, outsiders in their own families, Nick and Todd forge a lifelong bond that persists in the face of crushing loss, blood, and betrayal. Low-level wiseguys with little ambition and even less of a future, the friends become major players in the potential destruction of an international crime syndicate that stretches from the cargo area at Kennedy Airport to the streets of New York, Belfast, and Boston to the alleyways of Mexican border towns. Their paths are littered with the bodies of undercover cops, snitches, lovers, and stone-cold killers ..."--Front cover flap
Blitz by Elliott Lester( visu )
17 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 94 libraries worldwide
De Londense politie-inspecteur Tom Brant moet de seriemoordenaar uitschakelen die het op zijn collega's gemunt heeft
 
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Alternative Names
Bruen, Ken
Ken Bruen écrivain irlandais
Ken Bruen escritor irlandés
Ken Bruen irischer Schriftsteller
Ken Bruen irländsk författare
Ken Bruen irsk skribent
Ken Bruen schrijver uit Ierland
Ken Bruen scrittore irlandese
Кен Бруен
ברואן, קן
קן ברואן
קן ברואן סופר אירי
브루엔, 켄 1951-
ケン・ブルーウン
ブルーウン, ケン
ブルーエン, ケン
肯·布魯恩
Languages
English (346)
German (55)
French (39)
Czech (10)
Spanish (6)
Japanese (4)
Italian (3)
Hebrew (3)
Dutch (3)
Danish (2)
Polish (2)
Turkish (2)
Korean (2)
Hungarian (1)
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