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.

Jack Taylor f hrt zur H lle

Author: Ken Bruen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783855350469
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Der Ex-Polizist und jetzige Hobbydetektiv Jack Taylor soll eine Frau suchen, die im berüchtigten Magdalenstift im irischen Galway dort misshandelten Mädchen geholfen hat, zu fliehen.

The Magdalene Martyrs

Author: Ken Bruen
Publisher: Endeavour Media
ISBN:
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“Bruen confirms his rightful place among the finest noir stylists of his generation.” — Publishers Weekly Jack Taylor is walking the delicate edge of a sobriety… Following a particularly dangerous stint in hospital, he thinks about kicking his drinking habit once and for all but it’s not long before he’s back to his old ways again. Yet when Bill Cassell phones him to call in a favour, Jack is thrown into a case that makes his addictions the least of his worries. Bill is what the locals call a hard man, the kind of guy you don’t cross…and you definitely don’t say no to. The job seems simple at first – track down a woman, who’s very old, if not dead. According to Bill, she helped his mother escape from the notorious Magdalene laundry — a true house of horrors where young, wayward girls were imprisoned — and he's eager to repay her. The days quickly pass and Jack none the wiser to the woman's whereabouts, Bill starts piling on the pressure. Jack knows it’s only a matter of time before he’s found down a dark alley with a bullet in the head. He’s got one chance to stay alive – find the woman. But when an unnerving hunch begins to pan out, it becomes dangerously clear that the woman Jack’s looking for, and the reason Bill wants her, isn’t nearly as clear-cut as it seems… The Magdalene Martyrs is a page-turning thriller that will keep surprising you until the very end. Praise for Ken Bruen “A four-star delight.” — The Boston Globe “Gloriously entertaining, Bruen’s twisted genius lies in blending noir elements with humor.” — The Miami Herald “Dazzling. Bruen’s style is clipped, caustic, heartbreaking, and often hilarious.” — Cleveland Plain Dealer “Bruen is a brilliant, lyrical, deeply moving writer who can make you laugh and cry in the same paragraph. If you like Ian Rankin, Dennis Lehane, George Pelecanos, and the like, Bruen is definitely a writer to reckon with.” — The Denver Post “Bruen is an original, grimly hilarious and gloriously Irish.” — Patrick Anderson, The Washington Post “The next major new Irish voice we hear might well belong to Ken Bruen.” — Chicago Tribune “Bracing, eccentric, hard-boiled, unforgettable.” — New Orleans Times-Picayune

The Jack Taylor Series Books 1 3

Author: Ken Bruen
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1250100178
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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.

London Boulevard

Author: Ken Bruen
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518744801
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Kaum zehn Minuten aus dem Knast, bricht Mitchell auch schon einem Punk den Arm. Als Geldeintreiber ist man nicht gerade zimperlich. Doch Mitchell will sein Leben ändern: legale Geldquelle, nette Frau, Kinder vielleicht. Als ihm die Diva Lillian Palmer einen Job auf ihrem Anwesen in Notting Hill anbietet, sieht er seine Chance gekommen – und Lillian könnte glatt die richtige Frau sein. Alles prima, wären da nicht Lillians zwielichtiger Butler Jordan und Tommy Logan, ein Geldhai, der seine eigenen Pläne für Mitchell hat ... Gnadenlos, schnell und wenn es sein muss außerordentlich brutal – ein Typ wie Mitchell scheint wie geboren für ein Dasein zwischen Drogendealern und Geldeintreibern. Als sich ihm die Chance bietet, ein neues Leben anzufangen, holt seine Vergangenheit ihn ein. Und Mitchell muss zurückschlagen.

Jack Taylor und der verlorene Sohn

Author: Ken Bruen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783855350483
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Der längst bekannte irische Privatdetektiv Jack Taylor ermittelt im Mordfall an dem geköpften Pater Joyce, der in Pädophilie verstrickt war.