10(ish) QUESTIONS WITH KEN BRUEN & CRAIG McDO...

THE GHOSTS OF GALWAY is the 13th Jack Taylor novel by author Ken Bruen. To date, nine novels about Bruen’s Irish ex-cop turned private detective have been adapted to screen starring Iain Glen of Game of Thrones fame. The series has variously been nominated for and awarded many honors, including those for Edgar©, Anthony, Macavity and Shamus awards. HEAD GAMES: the Graphic Novel is Craig McDonald’s adaptation of his 2007 debut novel that was a finalist for Edgar© and Anthony awards, and one of 10 novels in his internationally best-selling Hector Lassiter series about an author/screenwriter notorious for “living what he writes and writing...

Review of THE EMERALD LIE

THE EMERALD LIE Ken Bruen September 6, 2016 Mysterious Press Jack Taylor is typically a disaster of a man, teetering between always-tenuous sobriety and dedicated addiction to alcohol and…well, whatever’s handy. Jack drank himself off of Ireland’s police force, the Garda Siochana, twelve novels ago, and he’s been spending his time as a freelance investigator…when he can lift his head off of the bar. THE EMERALD LIE doesn’t spend any time allowing Taylor to flirt with sobriety. The tale picks up shortly after the events of GREEN HELL, with Jack still on the outs with Ridge and suffering the attendant guilt. So, he’s drinking. Because Jack...

PIMP: Ken Bruen, Jason Starr team up for fourth novel Jun02

PIMP: Ken Bruen, Jason Starr team up for fourth no...

Ten years after they first teamed up, Hard Case Crime will release PIMP, the fourth novel by Ken Bruen and Jason Starr. PIMP features the return of Max Fisher, the would-be druglord that was first introduced in BUST and continued his criminal ways in SLIDE and THE MAX. THERE’S NO DRUG MORE ADDICTIVE THAN FAME. EXCEPT, YOU KNOW, PIMP. Ruined and on the lam, former drug kingpin Max Fisher stumbles upon the biggest discovery of his crooked life: a designer drug called PIMP that could put him back on top. Meanwhile, a certain femme fatale from his past is pursuing a comeback dream of her own, setting herself up in Hollywood as producer of a...

Ken Bruen and Marcia Clark Nov08

Ken Bruen and Marcia Clark

Hope the start of November finds everyone happy and healthy.  Crimespree magazine,  in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page,  is giving away copies of Marcia Clark’s KILLER AMBITION and Ken Bruen’s PURGATORY PURGATORY by Ken Bruen Recovering from the severe mental and physical wounds inflicted from his recent past, former cop Jack Taylor has finally found a modicum of peace. He has managed to kick the myriad substances that have had a stranglehold over his painful life, however tenuously. Yet this fragile existence is threatened when a vigilante killer begins targeting the scum of Galway, signing mysterious notes with the...

Ken Bruen – Five Albums That Changed My Life

1. Astral Weeks – Van Morrison: No one album has influenced my whole way of writing like this one has. Astral Weeks sets off the most startling images in my head and fuels My writing with a sense of loss that I am always trying to convey and if I want to describe a sense of yearning then all I have to do is listen to “Cypress Avenue” 2. Exile on Main Street – The Rolling Stones: The Stones when they were still raw, rugged. “Wild Horses” may be the best song ever written.   3. Harvest Moon – Neil Young: “Powderfinger” is the one song I have quoted in 7 of my books.   4. On a Bus to St. Cloud – Gretchen Peters: She is the voice of a...