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 (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The McDead (2001)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
The Emerald Lie (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ghosts of Galway (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In the Galway Silence (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Galway Girl (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Galway Epiphany (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Max and Angela Books

(with Jason Starr)

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 (2002)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 (With: Reed Farrel Coleman) (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Callous (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Murder by the Book (2005)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 Akashic Drug Chronicles Books

The Cocaine Chronicles (With: Lee Child,Laura Lippman,Jervey Tervalon) (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Marijuana Chronicles (By: Jonathan Santlofer) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Nicotine Chronicles (By: Lee Child,Joyce Carol Oates,Hannah Tinti,,Cara Black,,,Jonathan Ames) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Bibliomysteries Books

The Book of Virtue (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By: C.J. Box) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book Thing (By: Laura Lippman) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book Case (By: Nelson DeMille) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Acceptable Sacrifice (By: Jeffery Deaver) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Leaves a Bookmark (By: William Link) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Final Testament (By: Peter Blauner) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rides a Stranger (By: David Bell) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Long Sonata of the Dead (By: Andrew Taylor) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book of Ghosts (By: Reed Farrel Coleman) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
What's in a Name? (By: Thomas H. Cook) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Remaindered (By: Peter Lovesey) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Compendium of Srem (By: F. Paul Wilson) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sequel (By: R.L. Stine) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gospel of Sheba (By: Lyndsay Faye) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Book Club (By: Loren D. Estleman) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Nature of My Inheritance (By: Bradford Morrow) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
It's in the Book (By: Mickey Spillane) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Scroll (By: Anne Perry) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book of the Lion (By: Thomas Perry) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Little Men (By: Megan Abbott) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Condor in the Stacks (By: James Grady) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mystery, Inc. (By: Joyce Carol Oates) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Every Seven Years (By: Denise Mina) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Travelling Companion (By: Ian Rankin) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Citadel (By: Stephen Hunter) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Reconciliation Day (By: Christopher Fowler) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Dames Don't Sing (By: John Harvey) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Haze (By: James W. Hall) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hoodoo Harry (By: Joe R. Lansdale) (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pretty Little Box (By: Charles Todd) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seven Years (By: Peter Robinson) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hemingway Valise (By: Robert Olen Butler) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Honest Horse Thief (By: Michael Koryta) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By: John Connolly) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Bibliomysteries Books

The Book of Virtue(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Scroll (By: Anne Perry)(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By: C.J. Box)(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Acceptable Sacrifice (By: Jeffery Deaver)(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Leaves a Bookmark (By: William Link)(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seven Years (By: Peter Robinson)(2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book Thing (By: Laura Lippman)(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book of Ghosts (By: Reed Farrel Coleman)(2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Book Club (By: Loren D. Estleman)(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Long Sonata of the Dead (By: Andrew Taylor)(2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Final Testament (By: Peter Blauner)(2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rides a Stranger (By: David Bell)(2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
What's in a Name? (By: Thomas H. Cook)(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
It's in the Book (By: Mickey Spillane)(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Nature of My Inheritance (By: Bradford Morrow)(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Remaindered (By: Peter Lovesey)(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Compendium of Srem (By: F. Paul Wilson)(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gospel of Sheba (By: Lyndsay Faye)(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sequel (By: R.L. Stine)(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book of the Lion (By: Thomas Perry)(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Little Men (By: Megan Abbott)(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart)(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Every Seven Years (By: Denise Mina)(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Citadel (By: Stephen Hunter)(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Condor in the Stacks (By: James Grady)(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mystery, Inc. (By: Joyce Carol Oates)(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Travelling Companion (By: Ian Rankin)(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Haze (By: James W. Hall)(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Dames Don't Sing (By: John Harvey)(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Reconciliation Day (By: Christopher Fowler)(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hoodoo Harry (By: Joe R. Lansdale)(2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pretty Little Box (By: Charles Todd)(2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By: John Connolly)(2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hemingway Valise (By: Robert Olen Butler)(2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Honest Horse Thief (By: Michael Koryta)(2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book Case (By: Nelson DeMille)(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Cocaine Chronicles(2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dublin Noir(2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Damn Near Dead(2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Killer Year: Stories to Die For...(2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
D*CKED: Dark Fiction Inspired by Dick Cheney(2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Inherit the Dead(2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kwik Krimes(2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Borderland Noir(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Silent Night, Deadly Night(2016)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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