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Author Ken BruenKen Bruen was born in Galway, Ireland in 1951. After completing a PhD in Metaphysics he spent twenty-five years as an English teacher in Africa, Japan, Asia and South America. The Guards, Ken's first Jack Taylor novel, was published to glowing reviews in 2001 and has become an international bestseller. It was followed by The Killing of the Tinkers, The Magdalen Martyrs, The Dramatist, Priest, Cross, Sanctuary, and The Devil.

He was a finalist for the Edgar, Barry, and Macavity Awards, and the Private Eye Writers of America presented him with the Shamus Award for the Best Novel of 2003 (for The Guards). Ken received the best series award in February 2007 for the Jack Taylor novels from The Crime Writers Association of America. The Dramatist was nominated in March 2007 for a Gumshoe Award for the Best European Crime Novel of 2006. More recently he won the German (2010) and French (2009) crime writers' prizes.

Ken is also the author of the Brant novels, a London-based crime series. The screenplay for London Boulevard was penned by Oscar winning "Departed" writer William Monahan and stars Colin Farrell and Keira Knightly. Three further novels - Blitz, Once Were Cops and Tower - have also been recently adapted for the screen.

He lives in Galway, Ireland.

Ken Bruen Book List and Awards
His website: www.kenbruenauthor.com
Similar authors: Max Allan Collins, Don Winslow, Philip Kerr, George Pelecanos

In the Galway Silence
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In the Galway Silence by Ken Bruen

Green Hell
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Green Hell by Ken Bruen

London Boulevard
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London Boulevard by Ken Bruen

The Cross
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The Cross by Ken Bruen

Once Were Cops
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Once Were Cops by Ken Bruen

Priest
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Author Signed Hardcover Book.  November 2009 NY: St. Martin's Press  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Purgatory | Bruen, Ken | Signed First Edition Book Bruen, Ken | Purgatory | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. November 2013 NY: Grove/Atlantic (Mysterious)    First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Ken Bruen Bibliography

Jack Taylor Series
  1. The Guards - 2001
  2. The Killing of Tinkers - 2002
  3. The Magdalen Martyrs - 2003
  4. The Dramatist - 2004
  5. Priest - 2006
  6. Cross - 2007
  7. Sanctuary - 2008
  8. The Devil - 2010
  9. Headstone - 2011
  10. Purgatory - 2013
  11. Green Hell - 2015
  12. In the Galway Silence - November 2018

Tom Brant and James Roberts Series

  1. A White Arrest - 1998
  2. Taming the Alien - 1999
  3. The McDead - 2000
  4. Blitz - 2002
  5. Vixen - 2003
  6. Calibre - 2006
  7. Ammunition - 2007

Max Fisher and Angela Petrakos Series

  1. Bust - 2006
  2. Slide - 2007
  3. The Max - 2008

Other Novels

  • Shades of Grace - 1993
  • Martyrs - 1994
  • Rilke on Black - 1996
  • The Hackman Blues - 1997
  • Her Last Call to Louis MacNeice - 1998
  • London Boulevard - 2001
  • Dispatching Baudelaire - 2004
  • American Skin - 2006
  • Once Were Cops - 2008
  • Killer Year - 2008

Ken Bruen Awards

  • The Guards (2001) - 2004 Shamus Award for Best Novel
  • The Killing of Tinkers (2002) - 2005 Macavity Award for Best Novel
  • The Dramatist (2004) - 2007 Shamus Award for Best Novel
  • Priest (2006) - 2007 Barry Award for Best British Novel


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