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Why Ken Bruen felt it was time to end his Jack Taylor series | Ireland

B.A double-edged sword is known as “a writer’s writer”. While it means that an author has the great respect of his colleagues, it also implies that they are unknown to the masses. In America, Ken Bruen sells by bucket load; In Ireland the man from Galway is a writer.

Even if you haven’t heard from him, you may have heard of his greatest creation: Jack Taylor. The 16th book with the hard-living private detective will be published shortly. Nine of them have been turned into TV movies with Iain Glen, and three more adaptations are planned. But the books are the stars. They are set in Galway and are written in a style that approximates both verse and prose. They are reminiscent of Pulp Fiction while they are

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