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Ken Bruen

Autor(a) de The Guards

72+ Works 6,833 Membros 322 Críticas 50 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras por Ken Bruen

The Guards (2001) 872 exemplares
The Killing of the Tinkers (2002) 461 exemplares
The Magdalen Martyrs (2003) 388 exemplares
Bust (2006) 353 exemplares
Priest (2006) 342 exemplares
The Dramatist (2004) 334 exemplares
Cross (2007) 303 exemplares
Slide (2007) 243 exemplares
The Max (2008) 209 exemplares
London Boulevard (2002) 208 exemplares
Sanctuary (2008) 192 exemplares
Once Were Cops (2008) 178 exemplares
Headstone (2011) 173 exemplares
Blitz (2002) 172 exemplares
Vixen (2003) 159 exemplares
Calibre (2006) 155 exemplares
The Devil (2010) 155 exemplares
American Skin (2006) 141 exemplares
The White Trilogy (2003) 137 exemplares
Ammunition (2007) 117 exemplares
Purgatory (2013) 116 exemplares
Green Hell (2016) 112 exemplares
A White Arrest (1998) 107 exemplares
Rilke on Black (Mask Noir) (1996) 105 exemplares
The Ghosts of Galway (2017) 102 exemplares
In the Galway Silence (2018) 97 exemplares
The Emerald Lie (2016) 92 exemplares
Her Last Call to Louis MacNeice (1998) 87 exemplares
Tower (2009) 85 exemplares
Galway Girl (2019) 71 exemplares
Pimp (2016) 65 exemplares
The Hackman Blues (1998) 64 exemplares
The McDead (1667) 57 exemplares
Taming the Alien (1999) 50 exemplares
A Galway Ephiphany (2020) 46 exemplares
Dispatching Baudelaire (1905) 42 exemplares
The Book of Virtue (2011) 28 exemplares
Callous (2021) 12 exemplares
Merrick (2014) 9 exemplares
Wednesday's Child 2 exemplares
Brooklyn requiem (2010) 2 exemplares
Shades of Grace (1993) 2 exemplares
MURDER BY THE BOOK (2005) 2 exemplares
Dogtown 2 exemplares
Une pinte de Bruen 2 (2011) 2 exemplares
To Have and to Hold 2 exemplares
Une pinte de Bruen 1 (2010) 1 exemplar
McDead 1 exemplar
Brant (Inspector Brant) (2017) 1 exemplar
Colt 1 exemplar
The Dead Room 1 exemplar
2012 1 exemplar
Danny Boy 1 exemplar
El alien (2008) 1 exemplar
The Galway Trinity (2012) 1 exemplar
Miami Purity 1 exemplar
Time of the Green 1 exemplar
Martyrs (1994) 1 exemplar
Fade to...Brooklyn 1 exemplar
The Green Lie 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Inherit the Dead (2013) — Contribuidor — 295 exemplares
First Thrills (2010) — Contribuidor — 251 exemplares
Brooklyn Noir (2004) — Contribuidor — 202 exemplares
Killer Year: A Criminal Anthology (2008) — Contribuidor — 173 exemplares
Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer (2010) — Contribuidor — 132 exemplares
21st Century Dead (2012) — Contribuidor — 119 exemplares
Hellboy: Oddest Jobs (2008) — Contribuidor — 105 exemplares
London Noir (2006) — Contribuidor — 94 exemplares
A Hell of a Woman: An Anthology of Female Noir (2007) — Contribuidor — 78 exemplares
The Cocaine Chronicles (2005) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
The Best British Mysteries 2006 (2005) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
Damn Near Dead: An Anthology of Geezer Noir (2006) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best British Mysteries (2008) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
First Thrills: Volume 2 (2011) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 7 (2010) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 9 (2012) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
The Best British Mysteries 4 (2006) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 10 (2013) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Art in the Blood (2006)algumas edições19 exemplares
Hardboiled Brooklyn (2006) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
London Boulevard [2010 film] (2013) — Novel — 16 exemplares
On Dangerous Ground: Stories of Western Noir (2011) — Autor — 16 exemplares
Uncommon Assassins (2012) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Politics Noir: Dark Tales from the Corridors of Power (2008) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Requiems for the Departed (2010) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Once Upon a Crime: An Anthology of Murder, Mayhem, and Suspense (2009) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Ink and Daggers (2023) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
West Coast Crime Wave (2011) — Prefácio — 4 exemplares
Moord uit het boekje (2013) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1951-01-03
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
Ireland
País (no mapa)
Ireland
Local de nascimento
Galway, Ireland
Locais de residência
Galway, Ireland
Educação
Trinity College, Dublin (Phd Metaphysics)
Gormanston College (County Meath)
Ocupações
novelist
English teacher
Agente
Lukas Ortiz

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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.

Membros

Críticas

Not light reading. Jack Taylor-, ex guard, alcoholic, drug addict, private investigator.
Someone is killing Tinkers (Gypsies)
They hire Jack to find out who.
Wild story. Jack is a book and author quoting machine and a raving drunk.
Irish books are almost always fantastic.
 
Assinalado
zmagic69 | 16 outras críticas | Apr 13, 2024 |
Jack Taylor returns!

Ok, I never tire of Jack Taylor. Hard bitten, alcoholic ex Guardia turned detective, who lives around the edges, alternating between kindness, generosity, driven intent, all whilst shrugging his shoulders at the world that passes him by. He’s totally outrageous. A mostly cynical, Jameson drinking, hard living, all softened by his easily accepting Irish charm.
Jack’s been in a coma for the last eighteen months. The world has passed him by. He’s essentially missed Covid, the English Parliament destroying itself, Liz Truss and her shortest reign as Prime Minister in history, the craziness of Brexit, the war in Ukraine—all whilst he was non compus mentis.
Now he’s being asked to find out who’s killing nuns.
Oh, and who’s setting homeless people alight?
Welcome back, Jack! The world has been a poorer place with you out of action.
Bruen’s conversation style, hard hitting language, softened by the occasional poetic voice is a treat.
So love Jack Taylor novels!
Oh, and my reading images always default to actor Iain Glen. He’s seared into my mind as Jack.

A W.W. Norton ARC via NetGalley.
Many thanks to the author and publisher.
… (mais)
 
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eyes.2c | Mar 2, 2024 |
The crime itself didn’t seem to be the main part of the plot
 
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jimifenway | 16 outras críticas | Jan 24, 2024 |
Great Jack Taylor debut, love all the name checks
 
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jimifenway | 54 outras críticas | Dec 30, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
72
Also by
36
Membros
6,833
Popularidade
#3,576
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
322
ISBN
452
Línguas
12
Marcado como favorito
50

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