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Galway Confidential (Jack Taylor, #18) was the most recently released book by Ken Bruen, on March 5th, 2024.

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Ken Bruen Stats: The highest rated book by Ken Bruen on Book Notification is Cross, the 7th novel in the Jack Taylor series. The second-highest rated book is Green Hell (Jack Taylor #12).

The most read book by Ken Bruen on Book Notification is The Guards, the first novel in the Jack Taylor series. The second most read book is The Killing of the Tinkers (Jack Taylor #2).

Below is a complete list of Ken Bruen books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by Ken Bruen is the Jack Taylor Series.

List of Inspector Brant Books in Publication Order

List of Jack Taylor Books in Publication Order

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The Dead Room was a limited edition story of which only 150 were released.

List of Max and Angela Books in Publication Order (with Jason Starr)

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

List of Mysterious Profiles Books in Publication Order

The Mysterious Profiles series offers brief biographies of iconic mystery writers, providing insights into their lives, works, and the creation of their most famous characters.

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List of Akashic Drug Chronicles Books in Publication Order

This is an anthology series which features stories set in different cities around the world, each exploring the dark and complex relationship between location and the drug trade through various narratives.

List of Bibliomysteries Books in Publication Order

A collection of short stories and novellas centered around the theme of books. Each story combines elements of mystery, crime, and suspense with a focus on books, libraries, bookstores, or the world of literature, involving various authors contributing to this intriguing and literary-focused series.

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List of Bibliomysteries Series in Chronological Order

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List of Ken Bruen Anthologies in Publication Order

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Ken Bruen: Biography

Ken Bruen was born on January 3rd, 1951 and is currently 73 years old. Ken Bruen was born in Galway, Ireland. Bruen attended Trinity College Dublin where he received a Ph.D Metaphysics and.

Ken Bruen is the author of the Jack Taylor series which currently consists of 18 novels. The Jack Taylor series started in 2001 with the novel The Guards. The most recently released novel in the Jack Taylor series was Galway Confidential which was released in 2024. There are no upcoming novels for the Jack Taylor series.

Ken Bruen: Awards & Accolades

Bruen's books have won multiple awards, The Guards won the Shamus Award, Best P.I. Novel, in 2004. The Killing of the Tinkers won the Macavity Award, Best Mystery Novel, in 2005. Priest won the Barry Award, Best British Crime Novel, in 2007. The Dramatist won the Shamus Award, Best P.I. Novel, in 2007. Tower won the Macavity Award, Best Mystery Novel, in 2010.

The following novels by Ken Bruen were nominated for these awards:

  • The Guards: Barry Award, Best Novel (2004). Edgar Award, Best Mystery Novel (2004). Macavity Award, Best Mystery Novel (2004). Barry Award, Best Mystery/Crime Novel of the Decade (2010).
  • The Killing of the Tinkers: Anthony Award, Best Mystery Novel (2005).
  • The Dramatist: Barry Award, Best British Crime Novel (2005). Gumshoe Award, Best European Crime Novel (2007).
  • Bust: Barry Award, Best Paperback Original (2007).
  • Priest: Edgar Award, Best Mystery Novel (2008).
  • Slide: Anthony Award, Best Paperback Original (2008).
  • Time of the Green: International Thriller Writers Award, Best Short Story (2009).
  • Tower: Anthony Award, Best Paperback Original (2010).
  • Wednesday’s Child: Crime Writer's Association Award, Short Story Award (2011).

Related Authors

The most common authors followed by users who also follow Ken Bruen are:

  1. Michael Connelly, author of the Harry Bosch Series.
  2. David Baldacci, author of the Amos Decker Series.
  3. Louise Penny, author of the Inspector Gamache Series.
  4. Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher Series.
  5. Robert Crais, author of the Elvis Cole & Joe Pike Series.

Ken Bruen: F.A.Q

When was Ken Bruen Born? How old is Ken Bruen?

Ken Bruen was born on January 3rd, 1951. Ken Bruen is currently 73 years old.

Where was Ken Bruen Born?

Ken Bruen was born in Galway, Ireland and is Irish.

What book awards has Ken Bruen won?

The Guards: Shamus Award Best P.I. Novel (2004).
The Killing of the Tinkers: Macavity Award Best Mystery Novel (2005).
Priest: Barry Award Best British Crime Novel (2007).
The Dramatist: Shamus Award Best P.I. Novel (2007).
Tower: Macavity Award Best Mystery Novel (2010).

What was the first book Ken Bruen wrote?

The first book written by Ken Bruen was Funeral: Tales of Irish Morbidities, published in 1992.

What was the most recent book Ken Bruen wrote?

His most recently released work was Galway Confidential on March 5th, 2024.

Will there be any more books by Ken Bruen?

Ken Bruen does not have any upcoming books with a set publication date within the next few months at this time.

How many books has Ken Bruen written?

Ken Bruen has written 48 books excluding contributions to anthologies. 7 books in the Inspector Brant Series, 18 books in the Jack Taylor Series, 4 books in the Max and Angela Series, 10 Standalone Novels, 3 Short Stories/Novellas, 4 books in the Short Story Collections, 1 book in the Mysterious Profiles Series, 1 book in the Bibliomysteries Series.

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    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    Ken Bruen is my kind of author. A friend recommended the author to me after I watched Blitz. Jason Statham is my primary guilty pleasure in movies. I love most of his projects.

    And once I learned that Blitz was a Ken Bruen adaptation, I decided to give him a read. He did not disappoint. Don’t get me wrong. I am all for long, flowery descriptions.

    But sometimes, I prefer short, punchy sentences. Bruen’s style is terse. He likes to get to the point instead of meandering through long unnecessary explanations.

    As a result, his stories feel clean and polished. I don’t enjoy stories told in the first person, but I always make an exception for Bruen.

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