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Bruen, Ken

Overview
Works: 118 works in 697 publications in 15 languages and 25,295 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Drama  Film adaptations  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Editor
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 )
54 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 1,610 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 )
31 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,540 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 )
34 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,440 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 )
31 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,393 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
London Boulevard by Ken Bruen( Book )
32 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,314 libraries worldwide
After serving three years in a British prison, Mitchell tries to go straight. He finds work at a movie actresses mansion, but his past catches up with him
Sanctuary by Ken Bruen( Book )
25 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,268 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
The devil by Ken Bruen( Book )
24 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,155 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 )
26 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,126 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 2004 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,112 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
Headstone by Ken Bruen( Book )
17 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,091 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
Purgatory : a Jack Taylor novel by Ken Bruen( Book )
15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 976 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
Once were cops by Ken Bruen( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 962 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 )
19 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 748 libraries worldwide
While Brant and Roberts suffer personal breakdowns, a serial killer aims for tabloid glory by killing cops
American skin : a novel by Ken Bruen( Book )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 703 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 649 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
Tower by Ken Bruen( Book )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 618 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
Ammunition by Ken Bruen( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and French and held by 559 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)
Vixen by Ken Bruen( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and French and held by 531 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
Inherit the dead ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 462 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
Bust by Ken Bruen( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 411 libraries worldwide
Wealthy, successful New York City business owner Max Fisher finds himself in a delightfully familiar scenario: he wants to get rid of his nagging wife so he can shack up with his sexy secretary, Angela Petrakos. When Angela introduces Max to Dillon, a former IRA hit man, Max thinks he's found his man; what Max doesn't know is that Dillon is already Angela's man-and the two plan to double-cross Ma x as soon as it becomes profitable
 
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Alternative Names
ברואן, קן
ブルーウン, ケン
Languages
English (301)
German (34)
French (29)
Czech (10)
Spanish (6)
Japanese (5)
Russian (5)
Hebrew (3)
Turkish (2)
Italian (2)
Polish (2)
Dutch (2)
Multiple languages (1)
Korean (1)
Danish (1)
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