The Killing of the Tinkers: A Jack Taylor Novel (Jack Taylor Series #2) (Paperback)

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Journey back to the rain-soaked streets of Galway, Ireland, as we rejoin our profoundly flawed yet deeply relatable protagonist, Jack Taylor.

Taylor, an acclaimed private investigator, is back in town with dreams of a sober life already fading in the rearview mirror. Despite fresh promises, he soon succumbs to the lure of old habits–an affinity for alcohol and illicit substances pulling him back into a foggy haze.

The real world, with its stark reality and desolate truths, is something he would rather escape. This captivating tale of self-destruction and unflinching realism strikes a resonant chord that echoes the somber notes of noir fiction.

Just when you think Jack's downward spiral is irreversible, a chance encounter propels him back into the fray. Tasked with a seemingly insurmountable quest, Jack comes face-to-face with a mirror of his own life, filled with grief, determination, and inescapable rage.

A thrilling journey of suspense and intrigue, The Killing of the Tinkers will leave readers awash in the thrill of crime fiction, making them question the fine line between good and bad in a world devoid of sense.

About the Author

Ken Bruen has been a finalist for the Edgar and Anthony Awards, and has won a Macavity Award, a Barry Award, and two Shamus Awards for the Jack Taylor series. He is also the author of the Inspector Brant series. Several of Bruen's novels have been adapted for the screen: The first six Jack Taylor novels were adapted into a television series starring Iain Glen; Blitz was adapted into a movie starring Jason Statham; and London Boulevard was adapted into a film starring Colin Farrell and Keira Knightley. Bruen lives in Galway, Ireland.

Praise For…

“Ken Bruen confirms his rightful place among the finest noir stylists of his generation. This is a remarkable book from a singular talent.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Bruen is a brilliant, lyrical, deeply moving writer who can make you laugh and cry in the same paragraph and whose characters are so sharply portrayed that they almost walk off the page at you. If you like Ian Rankin, Dennis Lehane, Pelecanos, and the like, Bruen is definitely a writer to reckon with.” —Denver Post

“Bruen is an original, grimly hilarious and gloriously Irish. I await the further adventures of the incorrigible Jack Taylor.” —Patrick Anderson, Washington Post

“The next major new Irish voice we hear might well belong to Ken Bruen.” —Chicago Tribune

Product Details
ISBN: 9780312339289
ISBN-10: 0312339283
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: March 1st, 2005
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Jack Taylor Series