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Bruen, Ken

Overview
Works: 128 works in 756 publications in 11 languages and 25,861 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Drama  Gangster films  Film adaptations  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery television programs  Television series  Television crime shows  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PR6052.R785, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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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 )
23 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,437 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 )
30 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,432 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
Priest by Ken Bruen( Book )
19 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,325 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
The killing of the tinkers by Ken Bruen( Book )
41 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,315 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 Guarda, the Irish police, are reluctant to investigate
London Boulevard by Ken Bruen( Book )
30 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,235 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
Sanctuary by Ken Bruen( Book )
28 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,221 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
Purgatory : a Jack Taylor novel by Ken Bruen( Book )
21 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,136 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
The devil by Ken Bruen( Book )
25 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,131 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
Headstone by Ken Bruen( Book )
18 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,127 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 Magdalen martyrs by Ken Bruen( Book )
30 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,095 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 )
34 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,037 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 924 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
Blitz, or, Brant hits the blues by Ken Bruen( Book )
20 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 670 libraries worldwide
The South East London police squad are down and out: Detective Sergeant Brant is in hot water for assaulting a police shrink, Chief Inspector Roberts' wife has died in a horrific car accident, and WPC Falls is still figuring out how to navigate her job as a black female investigator in the notorious unit. When a serial killer takes his show on the road, things get worse for all three. Nicknamed "The Blitz" by the rabid London media, the killer is aiming for tabloid immortality by killing cops in different beats around the city
Green hell : a Jack Taylor novel by Ken Bruen( Book )
7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 642 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."--
American skin : a novel by Ken Bruen( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 639 libraries worldwide
Stephen Blake is a good man blown in bad directions. He and girlfriend Siobhan, best friend Tommy, IRA terrorist Stapleton, and a particularly American sort of psychopath named Dade, are all on a collision course somewhere on the road between the dive bars of New York, and the pitiless desert of the Southwest
Calibre by Ken Bruen( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and French and held by 590 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
Ammunition by Ken Bruen( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and French and held by 510 libraries worldwide
"Over the many years that Inspector Brant has been bringing his own patented brand of policing to the streets of southeast London, the brilliant but tough cop has made a few enemies. So when a crazed gunman, hired by persons unknown, pumps a magazine full of bullets into Brant in a local pub, leaving him in grasping at life (but ornery as ever), his colleagues on the squad are left wondering how to react. Brant's old partner Inspector Roberts, the man who may know him best, finds himself wondering why someone didn't shoot the hateful detective years ago. The answer, as they're all about to find out, is quite simple: if you come after Brant you'd damn well better kill him the first time-because if you don't, you won't want to stick around to find out what happens next"--Publisher website (November 2007)
Inherit the dead by Mark Billingham( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 501 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
Vixen by Ken Bruen( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and French and held by 483 libraries worldwide
"For the Southeast London police squad, it's rough, dirty business as usual. The Vixen, a crazed female serial killer, is masterminding a series of lethal explosions across London. She is unpredictable, wild, angry and the cops don't even know she exists."--Back cover
Tower by Ken Bruen( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 440 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
 
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Bruen, Ken
Ken Bruen écrivain irlandais
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
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 (301)
French (38)
German (31)
Czech (7)
Spanish (5)
Japanese (4)
Hebrew (3)
Hungarian (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Korean (1)
Dutch (1)
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