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Ken Bruen

Autor(a) de The Guards

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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 de Ken Bruen

The Guards (2001) 880 cópias, 55 resenhas
The Killing of the Tinkers (2002) 463 cópias, 17 resenhas
The Magdalen Martyrs (2003) 391 cópias, 17 resenhas
Bust (2006) 356 cópias, 11 resenhas
Priest (2006) 344 cópias, 20 resenhas
The Dramatist (2004) 337 cópias, 16 resenhas
Cross (2007) 305 cópias, 15 resenhas
Slide (2007) 244 cópias, 6 resenhas
The Max (2008) 211 cópias, 4 resenhas
London Boulevard (2002) 208 cópias, 9 resenhas
Sanctuary (2008) 196 cópias, 9 resenhas
Once Were Cops (2008) 179 cópias, 12 resenhas
Headstone (2011) 175 cópias, 6 resenhas
Blitz (2002) 173 cópias, 2 resenhas
Vixen (2003) 160 cópias, 1 resenha
The Devil (2010) 157 cópias, 8 resenhas
Calibre (2006) 156 cópias, 5 resenhas
American Skin (2006) 142 cópias, 5 resenhas
The White Trilogy (2003) 139 cópias, 2 resenhas
Ammunition (2007) 119 cópias, 2 resenhas
Purgatory (2013) 117 cópias, 7 resenhas
Green Hell (2016) 114 cópias, 18 resenhas
A White Arrest (1998) 107 cópias, 8 resenhas
Rilke on Black (Mask Noir) (1996) 105 cópias, 1 resenha
The Ghosts of Galway (2017) 102 cópias, 9 resenhas
In the Galway Silence (2018) 98 cópias, 12 resenhas
The Emerald Lie (2016) 93 cópias, 4 resenhas
Her Last Call to Louis MacNeice (1998) 87 cópias, 2 resenhas
Tower (2009) 85 cópias, 8 resenhas
Galway Girl (2019) 73 cópias, 6 resenhas
Pimp (2016) 67 cópias, 6 resenhas
The Hackman Blues (1998) 65 cópias, 2 resenhas
The McDead (2000) 57 cópias, 1 resenha
A Galway Ephiphany (2020) 50 cópias, 4 resenhas
Taming the Alien (1999) 50 cópias, 2 resenhas
Dispatching Baudelaire (2004) 42 cópias
The Book of Virtue (2011) 28 cópias
Callous (2021) 13 cópias, 1 resenha
Merrick (2014) 9 cópias, 2 resenhas
Jack Taylor: A Mysterious Profile (2018) 5 cópias, 1 resenha
Shades of Grace (1993) 3 cópias
Dogtown 2 cópias, 1 resenha
Brooklyn requiem (2010) 2 cópias
MURDER BY THE BOOK (2005) 2 cópias
Une pinte de Bruen 2 (2011) 2 cópias
2012 1 exemplar(es)
The Dead Room 1 exemplar(es)
McDead 1 exemplar(es)
Brant (Inspector Brant) (2017) 1 exemplar(es)
Danny Boy 1 exemplar(es)
Fade to...Brooklyn 1 exemplar(es)
El alien (2008) 1 exemplar(es), 1 resenha
The Galway Trinity (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
Miami Purity 1 exemplar(es)
Une pinte de Bruen 1 (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
Martyrs (1994) 1 exemplar(es)
Angel Of Hospitality 1 exemplar(es)
The Green Lie 1 exemplar(es)
Time of the Green 1 exemplar(es)
Colt 1 exemplar(es)
dublin nior 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Inherit the Dead (2013) — Contribuinte — 298 cópias, 10 resenhas
First Thrills (2010) — Contribuinte — 253 cópias, 9 resenhas
Brooklyn Noir (2004) — Contribuinte — 201 cópias, 2 resenhas
Bibliomysteries: Stories of Crime in the World of Books and Bookstores (2017) — Contribuinte — 193 cópias, 9 resenhas
Killer Year: A Criminal Anthology (2008) — Contribuinte — 175 cópias, 5 resenhas
Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer (2010) — Contribuinte — 133 cópias, 26 resenhas
21st Century Dead (2012) — Contribuinte — 120 cópias, 19 resenhas
Hellboy: Oddest Jobs (2008) — Contribuinte — 107 cópias, 2 resenhas
London Noir (2006) — Contribuinte — 95 cópias, 4 resenhas
A Hell of a Woman: An Anthology of Female Noir (2007) — Contribuinte — 79 cópias, 4 resenhas
The Cocaine Chronicles (2005) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
Damn Near Dead: An Anthology of Geezer Noir (2006) — Contribuinte — 64 cópias, 4 resenhas
The Best British Mysteries 2006 (2005) — Contribuinte — 63 cópias, 1 resenha
The Mammoth Book of Best British Mysteries (2008) — Contribuinte — 62 cópias, 1 resenha
First Thrills: Volume 2 (2011) — Contribuinte — 53 cópias, 3 resenhas
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 9 (2012) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 7 (2010) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Best British Mysteries 4 (2006) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias, 1 resenha
Down These Green Streets: Irish Crime Writing in the 21st Century (2011) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias, 1 resenha
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 10 (2013) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
Art in the Blood (2006)algumas edições19 cópias, 3 resenhas
Hardboiled Brooklyn (2006) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
London Boulevard [2010 film] (2013) — Novel — 16 cópias
On Dangerous Ground: Stories of Western Noir (2011) — Autor — 16 cópias, 2 resenhas
Uncommon Assassins (2012) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias, 1 resenha
Politics Noir: Dark Tales from the Corridors of Power (2008) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias, 1 resenha
Requiems for the Departed (2010) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Ink and Daggers (2023) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
West Coast Crime Wave (2011) — Prefácio — 5 cópias
Moord uit het boekje (2013) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Crime Factory Issue 1 1 exemplar(es)

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1951-01-03
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
Ireland
País (para mapa)
Ireland
Local de nascimento
Galway, Ireland
Locais de residência
Galway, Ireland
Educação
Trinity College, Dublin (Phd Metaphysics)
Gormanston College (County Meath)
Ocupação
novelist
English teacher
Agente
Lukas Ortiz
Pequena biografia
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

Resenhas

Was thinking this might be the last Jack Taylor book, maybe it is
½
 
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jimifenway | 1 outra resenha | May 13, 2024 |
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.
 
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zmagic69 | outras 16 resenhas | 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 | 1 outra resenha | Mar 2, 2024 |
The crime itself didn’t seem to be the main part of the plot
 
Marcado
jimifenway | outras 16 resenhas | Jan 24, 2024 |

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Obras
74
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Membros
6,903
Popularidade
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Avaliação
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Resenhas
323
ISBNs
453
Idiomas
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Favorito
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