The Hackman Blues [Paperback] by Ken Bruen
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"This violent, profane novel. . .is also wickedly entertaining and, in places, quite funny."—Booklist

"Bruen combines jazz, drugs, sex, and violence into a heady brew that goes down easy and leaves a long aftertaste."—Publishers Weekly

"A masterpiece of London noir."—BBC Greater London Radio

"The Hackman Blues is British noir at its most brutal and honest. The Hackman Blues is the book that will change the way you read crime fiction, that will show up most other writers trading in the darkness of the soul as rank amateurs compared to Ken Bruen. This is noir. This is Bruen. This is The Hackman Blues."—Russel McLean, author of The Good Son

Brady is fifty, gay, and a manic-depressive professional criminal of Irish descent, strung out on lithium and excessive drinking. Add in a lethal ex-con, an Irish builder obsessed with Gene Hackman, and the biggest funeral Brixton has ever seen, and what you get is the Blues like they've never been sung before.

This new edition features an original foreword by British crime writer Ray Banks and a new afterword by Ken Bruen!

Ken Bruen has been nominated for two Edgar Awards and has won or been nominated for pretty much every other mystery and crime award out there, including the Barry, Macavity, and Shamus awards. His books have been adapted to film—Blitz (starring Jason Statham) and London Boulevard (starring Colin Farrell and Keira Knightley)—and for British television (The Guards). He lives in Galway, Ireland.


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Ken Bruen was born in 1951 in Galway, Ireland. He was educated at Gormanston College, Meath and later at Trinity College Dublin where he earned a PhD. in metaphysics. He spent 25 years as an English teacher in Africa, Japan, Asia and South America. Ken Bruen's works include the well reeived White Trilogy and a book entitled The Guards, which won a Shamus Award .He also edited an anthology of stories set in Dublin entitled Dublin Noir. His writing speciality is crime fiction. Some of his other works include The Killing of the Tinkers, The Magdalen Martyrs, and The Dramatist and Priest, which was nominated for the 2008 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel. Ken Bruen is also the recipient of the first David Loeb Gooodis Award in 2008 for his dedication to his art.
Published June 4, 2007 by FAYARD (�DITIONS).
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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A gay, manic-depressive, thoroughly disreputable ex-con with a violent streak, Tony Brady is also vibrantly alive and capable of dropping insightful quotes from Genet, Baldwin or Maupin gleaned from h

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