The Magdalen Martyrs

Author: Ken Bruen
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 9781429902359
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Jack Taylor is walking the delicate edge of a sobriety he doesn't trust when his phone rings. He's in debt to a Galway tough named Bill Cassell, what the locals call a "hard man." Bill did Jack a big favor a while back; the trouble is, he never lets a favor go unreturned. Jack is amazed when Cassell simply asks him to track down a woman, now either dead or very old, who long ago helped his mother escape from the notorious Magdalen laundry, where young wayward girls were imprisoned and abused. Jack doesn't like the odds of finding the woman, but counts himself lucky that the task is at least on the right side of the law. Until he spends a few days spinning his wheels and is dragged in front of Cassell for a quick reminder of his priorities. Bill's goons do a little spinning of their own, playing a game of Russian roulette a little too close to the back of Jack's head. It's only blind luck and the mercy of a god he no longer trusts that land Jack back on the street rather than face down in a cellar with a bullet in his skull. He's got one chance to stay alive: find this woman. Unfortunately, he can't escape his own curiosity, and an unnerving hunch quickly turns into a solid fact: just who Jack's looking for, and why, aren't nearly what they seem. The Magdalen Martyrs, the third Galway-set novel by Edgar, Barry, and Macavity finalist and Shamus Award-winner Ken Bruen, is a gripping, dazzling story that takes the Jack Taylor series to explosive new heights of suspense.

The Jack Taylor Series Books 1 3

Author: Ken Bruen
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1250100178
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Ken Bruen's explosive Jack Taylor series, set in the streets of Galway, place him among the greats of modern crime fiction. Now, for the first time, the first three books in the series are available as an eBook bundle: The Guards Ousted from the Guards, Ireland's police force, Jack Taylor is stuck in Galway with nothing to look forward to, until a dazzling woman walks into the bar with a strange request and a rumor about Jack's talent for finding things. But when Jack agrees, he has little idea of what he's getting into. The Killing of the Tinkers Jack's back in Galway a year later, falling into his old patterns. But a big gypsy arrives one day during a moment of Jack's clarity and changes all that. Young men of his band are turning up dead in the center of town. Jack agrees to look into it, knowing but not admitting that getting involved is going to lead to more bad than good. The Magdalen Martyrs Jack Taylor receives a call from Bill Cassell, a hard man that Jack owes a favor, asking him to track down a woman, now either dead or very old. When Jack drags his feet, Bill's goons come for him and it becomes clear: finding this woman is his only chance to stay alive.

The Killing of the Tinkers

Author: Ken Bruen
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 9781429902342
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When Jack Taylor blew town at the end of The Guards his alcoholism was a distant memory and sober dreams of a new life in London were shining in his eyes. In the opening pages of The Killing of the Tinkers, Jack's back in Galway a year later with a new leather jacket on his back, a pack of smokes in his pocket, a few grams of coke in his waistband, and a pint of Guinness on his mind. So much for new beginnings. Before long he's sunk into his old patterns, lifting his head from the bar only every few days, appraising his surroundings for mere minutes and then descending deep into the alcoholic, drug-induced fugue he prefers to the real world. But a big gypsy walks into the bar one day during a moment of Jack's clarity and changes all that with a simple request. Jack knows the look in this man's eyes, a look of hopelessness mixed with resolve topped off with a quietly simmering rage; he's seen it in the mirror. Recognizing a kindred soul, Jack agrees to help him, knowing but not admitting that getting involved is going to lead to more bad than good. But in Jack Taylor's world bad and good are part and parcel of the same lost cause, and besides, no one ever accused Jack of having good sense. Ken Bruen wowed critics and readers alike when he introduced Jack Taylor in The Guards; he'll blow them away with The Killing of the Tinkers, a novel of gritty brilliance that cements Bruen's place among the greats of modern crime fiction.

The Dramatist

Author: Ken Bruen
Publisher: Brandon Books
ISBN: 9780863223860
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The impossible has happened: Jack Taylor is living clean and dating a mature woman. Rumour suggests he is even attending mass... The accidental deaths of two students appear random, tragic events, except that in each case a copy of a book by John Millington Synge is found beneath the body. Jack begins to believe that 'The Dramatist', a calculating killer, is out there, enticing him to play. As the case twists and turns Jack's refuge, the city of Galway, now demands he sacrifice the only love he's maintained, and while Iraq burns, he seems a step away from the abyss.

Author: Tana French
Publisher: Metaichmio Publications
ISBN: 6180309752
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Ο αστυνόμος Στίβεν Μόραν περίμενε καιρό να του δοθεί η ευκαιρία να περάσει το κατώφλι του Τμήματος Ανθρωποκτονιών του Δουβλίνου και η επιθυμία του γίνεται πραγματικότητα όταν ένα πρωί η δεκαεξάχρονη Χόλι Μακέι τού φέρνει αυτή τη φωτογραφία. Τη βρήκε αναρτημένη στον Τόπο των Μυστικών, έναν πίνακα όπου τα κορίτσια του ιδιωτικού σχολείου Σεντ Κίλντα μπορούν να αναρτήσουν ανώνυμα τα μυστικά τους. Συνήθως πρόκειται για κουτσομπολιά και κακεντρεχή σχόλια, αλλά σήμερα κάποιος τον χρησιμοποίησε για να πυροδοτήσει εκ νέου την έρευνα για τη δολοφονία του όμορφου και δημοφιλούς Κρις Χάρπερ. Ο Στίβεν θα ενώσει τις δυνάμεις του με τη σκληροτράχηλη αστυνόμο Αντουανέτ Κόνγουεϊ για να βρει τη λύση. Όλα τα στοιχεία οδηγούν τους δύο ντετέκτιβ στην κλίκα της Χόλι και στην κλίκα των αντίζηλών τους καθώς και σε έναν περίπλοκο ιστό σχέσεων και μυστικών που δένουν όλα αυτά τα κορίτσια με τον νεκρό Κρις Χάρπερ. Σε κάθε τους βήμα η πίεση αυξάνεται. Ο κόσμος των έφηβων αυτών κοριτσιών θα αποδειχθεί πολύ πιο επικίνδυνος απ’ ό,τι είχαν ποτέ φανταστεί οι δύο αστυνομικοί…

Author: Ian Rankin
Publisher: Metaichmio Publications
ISBN: 6180311846
Format: PDF, ePub
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Ένας λαθρομετανάστης βρίσκεται δολοφονημένος σ' ένα δημοτικό οικιστικό συγκρότημα του Εδιμβούργου: ρατσιστικό έγκλημα ή κάτι τελείως διαφορετικό; Εκτός από το φόνο, τον επιθεωρητή Ρέμπους τον απασχολούν, βέβαια, και άλλα ζητήματα: το παλιό του αστυνομικό τμήμα έκλεισε και οι ανώτεροί του θα προτιμούσαν να βγει στη σύνταξη παρά να τον έχουν στα πόδια τους. Ο Ρέμπους όμως δεν θα τους κάνει το χατίρι. Στο πλαίσιο της έρευνάς του, θα επισκεφθεί ένα κρατητήριο προσφύγων, θα συναλλαχθεί με τον βρομερό υπόκοσμο του Εδιμβούργου, και σχεδόν θα ερωτευτεί... Στο μεταξύ, η συνεργάτιδά του η Σίβον έχει τα δικά της προβλήματα. Μια έφηβη το έσκασε απ' το σπίτι της κι η Σίβον καλείται να βοηθήσει την οικογένεια, που σημαίνει ότι θα βρεθεί πιο κοντά απ' ό,τι θα ήθελε στον ιστό ενός βιαστή. Πώς συνδέονται όλα αυτά με το θέμα δύο σκελετών -μιας γυναίκας κι ενός νηπίου- που βρέθηκαν θαμμένοι κάτω απ' το τσιμεντένιο πάτωμα ενός κελαριού στην Κρεαταγορά;

Sanctuary

Author: Ken Bruen
Publisher: Transworld Publishers
ISBN: 9781848270176
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Two guards; one nun; one judge. When a letter containing a list of victims arrives in the post, PI Jack Taylor is sickened, but tells himself the list has nothing to do with him. He has enough to do just staying sane. His close friend Ridge is recovering from surgery, and alcohol's siren song is calling to him ever more insistently. A guard and then a judge die in mysterious circumstances. But it is not until a child is added to the list that Taylor determines to find the identity of the killer, and stop them at any cost. What he doesn't know is that his relationship with the killer is far closer than he thinks. And that it's about to become deeply personal. Spiked with dark humour, seasoned with acute insights about the perils of urbanisation, and fuelled by rage at man's inhumanity to man, this is crime-writing at its darkest and most original.

Headstone

Author: Ken Bruen
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 0802126006
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Galway private investigator Jack Taylor confronts an evil coterie named Headstone, who have committed a series of random, insane, violent crimes in Galway, Ireland.

Sequels

Author: Janet Husband
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838909671
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A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.

The Guards

Author: Ken Bruen
Publisher: Brandon Books
ISBN: 9780863224102
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The first title in the acclaimed and bestselling crime series featuring Jack Taylor, a disgraced former police detective from Galway. Mourning the death of his father, Jack is slowly drinking himself into oblivion when he is asked to investigate a teenage suicide. Plunged into a dangerous confrontation with a powerful businessman and with the Irish police - The Guard - who have an unhealthy interest in Jack's past, he finds that all is not as simple as it at first seemed and a dark conspiracy unfolds.