Ken Bruen is an Irish author of hardboiled crime fiction. From Galway, Bruen attended Gormanston College and Trinity College Dublin to earn his PhD in metaphysics. From there, he spent 25 years teaching English abroad in places like Africa, Japan, Southeast Asia and South America. His series characters include Jack Taylor and Tom Brant.

Ken Bruen made his literary debut in 1993 with the novel Shades of Grace. Below is a list of Ken Bruen’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Inspector Brant Books


A White Arrest(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Taming the Alien(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The McDead(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blitz(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vixen(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Calibre(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ammunition(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Jack Taylor Books


The Guards(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Killing of the Tinkers(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Magdalen Martyrs(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dramatist(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dead Room(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Priest(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cross(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sanctuary(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Devil(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Headstone(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Purgatory(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Green Hell(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Emerald Lie(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Max and Angela Books


Bust(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Slide(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Max(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pimp(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Shades of Grace(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Her Last Call to Louis MacNeice(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rilke on Black(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hackman Blues(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
London Boulevard(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dispatching Baudelaire(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
American Skin(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Once Were Cops(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tower(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Merrick(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories


Murder by the Book(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book of Virtue(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Funeral: Tales of Irish Morbidities(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sherry and Other Stories(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Time of Serena-May and Upon the Third Cross(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Fifth of Bruen: Early Fiction of Ken Bruen(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies


Dublin Noir(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Max and Angela series is co-authored with Jason Starr. Tower was co-authored with Reed Farrel Coleman.

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