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Ken Bruen

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Ken Bruen was born in 1951 in Galway, Ireland. He was educated at Gormanston College, Meath and later at Trinity College Dublin where he earned a PhD. in metaphysics. He spent 25 years as an English teacher in Africa, Japan, Asia and South America. Ken Bruen's works include the well reeived White visa mer Trilogy and a book entitled The Guards, which won a Shamus Award .He also edited an anthology of stories set in Dublin entitled Dublin Noir. His writing speciality is crime fiction. Some of his other works include The Killing of the Tinkers, The Magdalen Martyrs, and The Dramatist and Priest, which was nominated for the 2008 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel. Ken Bruen is also the recipient of the first David Loeb Gooodis Award in 2008 for his dedication to his art. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

Inkluderar namnen: Ken Bruen, Ken Bruen, קן ברואן

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Verk av Ken Bruen

The Guards (2001) 859 exemplar
The Killing of the Tinkers (2002) 455 exemplar
The Magdalen Martyrs (2003) 386 exemplar
Bust (2006) 350 exemplar
Priest (2006) 342 exemplar
The Dramatist (2004) 330 exemplar
Cross (2007) 300 exemplar
Slide (2007) 241 exemplar
London Boulevard (2002) 208 exemplar
The Max (2008) 206 exemplar
Sanctuary (2008) 191 exemplar
Once Were Cops (2008) 178 exemplar
Blitz (2002) 172 exemplar
Headstone (2011) 171 exemplar
Vixen (2003) 158 exemplar
The Devil (2010) 156 exemplar
Calibre (2006) 156 exemplar
American Skin (2006) 141 exemplar
The White Trilogy (2003) 136 exemplar
Ammunition (2007) 117 exemplar
Purgatory (2013) 117 exemplar
Green Hell (2016) 112 exemplar
A White Arrest (1998) 107 exemplar
Rilke on Black (Mask Noir) (1996) 105 exemplar
The Ghosts of Galway (2017) 100 exemplar
In the Galway Silence (2018) 97 exemplar
The Emerald Lie (2016) 86 exemplar
Tower (2009) 84 exemplar
Galway Girl (2019) 69 exemplar
The Hackman Blues (1997) 64 exemplar
Pimp (2016) 63 exemplar
The McDead (1667) 57 exemplar
Taming the Alien (1999) 50 exemplar
A Galway Ephiphany (2020) 45 exemplar
Dispatching Baudelaire (1905) 42 exemplar
The Book of Virtue (2011) 27 exemplar
Callous (2021) 13 exemplar
Merrick (2014) 9 exemplar
Shades of Grace (1993) 3 exemplar
Dogtown 2 exemplar
Une pinte de Bruen 2 (2011) 2 exemplar
Wednesday's Child 2 exemplar
Brooklyn requiem (2010) 2 exemplar
MURDER BY THE BOOK (2005) 2 exemplar
Brant (Inspector Brant) (2017) 1 exemplar
McDead 1 exemplar
2012 1 exemplar
Miami Purity 1 exemplar
El alien (2008) 1 exemplar
Martyrs (1994) 1 exemplar
The Dead Room 1 exemplar
The Green Lie 1 exemplar
The Galway Trinity (2012) 1 exemplar
Danny Boy 1 exemplar
Colt 1 exemplar
Time of the Green 1 exemplar
Une pinte de Bruen 1 (2010) 1 exemplar
Fade to...Brooklyn 1 exemplar

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Inherit the Dead (2013) — Bidragsgivare — 286 exemplar
First Thrills (2010) — Bidragsgivare — 246 exemplar
Brooklyn Noir (2004) — Bidragsgivare — 194 exemplar
Killer Year: A Criminal Anthology (2008) — Bidragsgivare — 165 exemplar
Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer (2010) — Bidragsgivare — 131 exemplar
21st Century Dead (2012) — Bidragsgivare — 115 exemplar
Hellboy: Oddest Jobs (2008) — Bidragsgivare — 98 exemplar
London Noir (2006) — Bidragsgivare — 93 exemplar
A Hell of a Woman: An Anthology of Female Noir (2007) — Bidragsgivare — 78 exemplar
The Cocaine Chronicles (2005) — Bidragsgivare — 65 exemplar
Damn Near Dead: An Anthology of Geezer Noir (2006) — Bidragsgivare — 63 exemplar
The Best British Mysteries 2006 (2005) — Bidragsgivare — 62 exemplar
The Mammoth Book of Best British Mysteries (2008) — Bidragsgivare — 62 exemplar
First Thrills: Volume 2 (2011) — Bidragsgivare — 52 exemplar
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 7 (2010) — Bidragsgivare — 38 exemplar
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 9 (2012) — Bidragsgivare — 28 exemplar
The Best British Mysteries 4 (2006) — Bidragsgivare — 25 exemplar
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 10 (2013) — Bidragsgivare — 19 exemplar
Art in the Blood (2006)vissa utgåvor19 exemplar
London Boulevard [2010 film] (2013) — Novel — 16 exemplar
Hardboiled Brooklyn (2006) — Bidragsgivare — 16 exemplar
On Dangerous Ground: Stories of Western Noir (2011) — Författare — 16 exemplar
Politics Noir: Dark Tales from the Corridors of Power (2008) — Bidragsgivare — 14 exemplar
Uncommon Assassins (2012) — Bidragsgivare — 14 exemplar
Requiems for the Departed (2010) — Bidragsgivare — 13 exemplar
Once Upon a Crime: An Anthology of Murder, Mayhem, and Suspense (2009) — Bidragsgivare — 12 exemplar
West Coast Crime Wave (2011) — Förord — 4 exemplar
Moord uit het boekje (2013) — Bidragsgivare — 3 exemplar


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Land (för karta)
Galway, Ireland
Galway, Ireland
Trinity College, Dublin (Phd Metaphysics)
Gormanston College (County Meath)
English teacher
Lukas Ortiz
Kort biografi
Ken Bruen besuchte das St. Joseph’s College in Galway City, später das Trinity College Dublin, an dem er über Metaphysik promovierte.
Bevor er zu schreiben begann, hatte er 25 Jahre lang als Englischlehrer in Afrika, Japan, Südostasien und Südamerika gelebt und gearbeitet. Heute ist er Mitglied eines literarischen Zirkels um Jason Starr, Reed Farrel Coleman und Allan Guthrie. Seine Bücher wurden mit zahlreichen Preisen geehrt, u. a. mit dem renommierten Shamus Award und dem französischen Grand prix de littérature policière.
Bruen lebt mit seiner Frau und einer gemeinsamen Tochter in seiner Geburtsstadt Galway.
Seit 2010 wird mit Jack Taylor eine auf seiner Jack-Taylor-Buchserie basierende Fernseh-Krimireihe produziert.



I want to be clear up front. This book is not going to be for everyone. It is bleak. It isn't really much of a mystery. It doesn't follow conventional writing rules. You might not like the main character. You probably shouldn't like the main character. If you find yourself reading it and wondering why. Stop, walk away and find yourself another novel.

If, however, you are like me and the writing catches you immediately. If Taylor despite all his flaws and heartbreak speaks to you. If the writing style seems to crackle in your brain. Keep reading because you are in for a treat.

I actually found Bruen's writing style a little off putting in The White Trilogy. Enough that I had never gone back but I decided I was going to watch the TV show this summer and before I did I should give the book a shot. I am glad I did. I have immediately moved onto the next in the series.
… (mer)
cdaley | 53 andra recensioner | Nov 2, 2023 |
I may be coming to the end for this series. I don't mind that I don't like Jack but I really don't like much of anyone else either. Sometimes the books are just too bleek even for me. I am also pretty much done with the character Emily. He is a brilliant writer but it might not be for me any longer. I will try one more.
cdaley | 8 andra recensioner | Nov 2, 2023 |
I love the Jack Taylor novels and like the ones in the past the writing is beautiful in this book. However, I really have no clue why Bruen introduced a supernatural element into the 8th book of a series. There is part of me that thinks the next book is going to start with him in a hospital bed having overdosed on cocaine and this book never happened. If you took Taylor out it would have been a more entertaining horror novel but me thinking about Taylor kept getting in the way. I am probably going to pretend like this book never actually happened.… (mer)
cdaley | 7 andra recensioner | Nov 2, 2023 |
I like that Ken Bruen likes to experiment with both his writing style and how he writes the Jack Taylor books but I will say they are always my least favorite books in the series. This one was about a 2.5. Honestly, if these books were not so easy to read quickly I would be dangerously near to saying we had a good run and it might be time for me to move on.
cdaley | 17 andra recensioner | Nov 2, 2023 |



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