Ken Bruen





Ken Bruen

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Ken Bruen, born in Galway in 1951, is the author of The Guards (2001), the highly acclaimed first Jack Taylor novel. He spent twenty-five years as an English teacher in Africa, Japan, S.E. Asia and South America. His novel Her Last Call to Louis Mac Niece (1997) is in production for Pilgrim Pictures, his "White Trilogy" has been bought by Channel 4, and The Guards is to be filmed in Ireland by De Facto Films.

He has won Two Shamus awards by Private Eye Writers of America for the best detective fiction genre novel of the year for The Guards(2004) and The Dramatist(2007).

He has also received The Best series Award in February 2007 for the Jack Taylor novels from The Crime Writers Association


Average rating: 3.86 · 17,336 ratings · 2,047 reviews · 82 distinct works · Similar authors
The Guards (Jack Taylor, #1)
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 2,542 ratings — published 2001 — 25 editions
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The Killing Of The Tinkers ...
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 1,222 ratings — published 2002 — 21 editions
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The Magdalen Martyrs (Jack ...
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 1,009 ratings — published 1994 — 18 editions
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The Dramatist (Jack Taylor,...
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 847 ratings — published 2003 — 19 editions
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Priest (Jack Taylor, #5)
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 891 ratings — published 2006 — 20 editions
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Bust (Max & Angela, #1 - Ha...
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Cross (Jack Taylor, #6)
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 722 ratings — published 2007 — 22 editions
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Once Were Cops
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 640 ratings — published 2008 — 6 editions
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London Boulevard
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 623 ratings — published 2002 — 16 editions
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Sanctuary (Jack Taylor, #7)
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 565 ratings — published 2008 — 18 editions
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“There'll be times when the only refuge is books. Then you'll read as if you meant it, as if your life depended on it.”
Ken Bruen, The Killing Of The Tinkers

“The Local Paper here asked that me books be banned........THE HIGHEST PRAISE for an Irish writer.”
Ken Bruen

“I get through some print.”
Ken Bruen, The Guards



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