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Galway Girl
31 Oct 2019 * EBOOK * £4.99 * 9781838933098

Ex-cop turned private eye Jack Taylor is on the hunt for a psychotic assassin who has been killing Galway police officers, one by one.

Fiction / FF (Crime Fiction)
Extent: 368 pages
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The Ghosts of Galway
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A Galway Epiphany
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Galway Girlby Ken Bruen

The latest Jack Taylor novel from the Godfather of Irish noir

Jack Taylor has never quite been able get his life together, but now he has truly hit rock bottom.

Still reeling from a violent family tragedy, Taylor is busy drowning his grief in Jameson and uppers, as usual, when a high-profile officer in the local Garda is murdered.

After another Guard is found dead, and then another, Taylor's old colleagues from the force implore him to take on the case. The plot is one big game, and all of the pieces seem to be moving at the behest of one dangerously mysterious team: a trio of young killers with very different styles, but who are united in their common desire to take down Jack Taylor. Their ring leader is Jericho, a psychotic girl from Galway who is grieving the loss of her lover, and who will force Jack to confront some personal trauma from his past.

As sharp and sardonic as it is starkly bleak and violent, Galway Girl shows master raconteur Ken Bruen at his best: lyrical, brutal, and ceaselessly suspenseful.

Praise for Galway Girl:

'A bleak, gripping slice of noir Irish life ... As good a read as you'll come across this year' IRISH INDEPENDENT

'A surreal mind and an unusual writing style ... It shouldn't work, but it does, delightfully' THE TIMES

'The Godfather of the modern Irish crime novel' IRISH TIMES

Ken Bruen is one of the most prominent Irish crime writers of the last two decades. He received a doctorate in metaphysics, taught English in South Africa, and then became a crime novelist. He is the recipient of two Barry Awards, two Shamus Awards and has twice been a finalist for the Edgar Award. He lives in Galway, Ireland.

Bruen is the recipient of two Shamus Awards, two Barry Awards, the Macavity, and Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere.

Bruen was a finalist for the Edgar Allen Poe Award and was awarded the 2016 iBAM! (Irish Books, Art, and Music) Literature Award.

The Jack Taylor series has been adapted for TV in a series starring Iain Glen (Game of Thrones), available for streaming on Netflix.

MARKET: Adrian McKinty; Derek Raymond.


'Cleverly observational and darkly funny. Nobody does it like Bruen' ShotsMag

'For sheer energy and inventiveness you'd be hard pushed to find better ... An explosion of wit, repartee, murder, vigilantism and pandemonium' NB Magazine

'The comedy sprite of Irish noir delivers a seductive concoction ... Plenty of literary references and razor sharp dialogue creat the sense of being in on some fine pub banter' Sunday Times Crime Club

'Bruen has, no doubt, the brush of artistic genius. His writing is completely unique ... Bruen writes in a literate and lyrical style. He is dark, deceivingly brutal and page-turning. He is a master of this genre. And, for fans of hard-boiled crime, this is one not to miss' Promoting Crime Fiction

'Bruen has, no doubt, the brush of artistic genius. His writing is completely unique ... Bruen writes in a literate and lyrical style. He is dark, deceiving brutal and page-turning. He is a master of this genre. And, for fans of hard-boiled crime, this is one not to miss' Mystery People

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