Jack Taylor (8 books)

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Jack Taylor, dismissed from the Garda Síochána (Irish police) for drinking, now finding things for people in Galway, Ireland, since “private eye” sounds too much like “informer” to the Irish.

 

The Guards

Jack Taylor #1

Shamus Best P.I. Hardcover 2004

by Ken Bruen

Still stinging from his unceremonious ouster from the Garda Síochána—the Guards, Ireland’s police force—and staring at the world through the smoky bottom of his beer mug, Jack Taylor is stuck in Galway...


The Killing of the Tinkers

Jack Taylor #2

Macavity Best Mystery Novel 2005

by Ken Bruen

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,...


The Magdalen Martyrs

Jack Taylor #3

by Ken Bruen

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...


The Dramatist

Jack Taylor #4

Shamus Best P.I. Hardcover 2007

by Ken Bruen

Seems impossible, but Jack Taylor is sober---off booze, pills, powder, and nearly off cigarettes, too. The main reason he's been able to keep clean: his dealer's in jail, which leaves Jack without a source....


Priest

Jack Taylor #5

Barry Best British Novel 2007

by Ken Bruen

Ireland, awash with cash and greed, no longer turns to the Church for solace or comfort.  But the decapitation of Father Joyce in a Galway confessional horrifies even the most jaded citizen.

 

Jack Taylor, devastated...


Cross

Jack Taylor #6

by Ken Bruen

Jack Taylor brings death and pain to everyone he loves. His only hope of redemption - his surrogate son, Cody - is lying in the hospital in a coma. At least he still has Ridge, his old friend from the Guards,...


Sanctuary

Jack Taylor #7

by Ken Bruen

When a letter containing a list of victims arrives in the post, P.I. Jack Taylor tells himself that it’s got nothing to do with him. He has enough to do just staying sane. His close friend Ridge is recovering...


The Devil

Jack Taylor #8

by Ken Bruen

America—the land of opportunity, a place where economic prosperity beckons: but not for PI Jack Taylor, who’s just been refused entry. Disappointed and bitter, he thinks that an encounter with an overly...


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