Monday, September 11, 2017

The Emerald Lie

Grammar. Fans of Ken Bruen’s series featuring Galway private investigator Jack Taylor are those readers most likely to enjoy the 12th installment titled, The Emerald Lie. Bruen continues to develop the depth of character of troubled Jack Taylor, and reprises both DS Ridge from earlier novels and Emily from the last installment. While Jack spends his time brooding, reading books, listening to music and drinking, a serial killer has been slaying people for incorrect grammatical usage. Hypocrisy is in Bruen’s crosshairs in this novel, and he targets both the Irish government and the Church. Along the way, there’s fine writing, great characters, puzzles and an undertone of weariness as Jack is beaten down both physically and emotionally. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Emerald Lie from

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