Galway Confidential: A Jack Taylor Mystery (Hardcover)

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Galway Confidential: A Jack Taylor Mystery (Hardcover)


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In this new installment of Ken Bruen’s beloved Jack Taylor series, the whiskey-swigging Irish detective investigates a series of violent attacks on the local convent’s nuns.

Jack Taylor wakes up from a coma to discover that much of the world has changed since he last walked the streets of Galway. The pandemic had hit while he was under, devastating the lives of many in his beloved city and beyond. Now, as Jack tries to recover from the attack that put him in the hospital and absorb the incredible changes in the world around him, a woman approaches him with a distressing case: two local nuns have been bludgeoned by a mysterious man wielding a hammer, and more are sure to follow. As the police fail to act while the violence against the Sisters escalates, Jack seems like their only hope.

Initially wary of becoming involved in the investigation, Jack finds he cannot stay away from the mystery surrounding these vicious attacks. He also cannot shake a feeling of darkness that has haunted him since he awoke from his coma—a darkness that is far too close for comfort. Luckily an old friend is there to help see him through and there is always Jack’s dark wit and a drink to help shore up his mood.
Ken Bruen received a doctorate in metaphysics, taught English in South Africa, and then became a crime novelist. The critically acclaimed author of the Jack Taylor novels and the White Trilogy, he is the recipient of two Barry Awards and two Shamus Awards, and he has twice been a finalist for the Edgar Award. He lives in Galway, Ireland.

Product Details ISBN: 9781613164792
ISBN-10: 1613164793
Publisher: Mysterious Press
Publication Date: March 5th, 2024
Pages: 264
Language: English
The raffish hero’s world feels like an unusually sordid theme park attraction. Just be sure to wipe your hands when you exit.
— Kirkus

Satisfyingly complex . . . All the usual elements of a Jack Taylor novel—terse prose, muscular action, and plenty of Jameson—are on offer in spades. . . . This will more than satisfy series fans.
— Publishers Weekly

At a time when it seems as if the world is spinning out of control, steeped in anonymous violence, a Jack Taylor novel provides a front and center opportunity to contemplate doing something about the issues in our own backyard.
— The Arts Fuse