Jack Taylor Films

Irish Crime Drama at its best – from the novels of Ken Bruen

“The Guards” is the pilot TV movie for the prime time series based on the novels by Ken Bruen.

 The completed series has been broadcast and is now available on Netflix here.

This website is intended as a resource and information centre for readers and viewers of Ken Bruen’s work.

“The Guards is an acute and compassionate study of rage and loneliness.”
(Sunday Tribune)

“A blistering tale of revenge and retribution that comes off the spade like a shot off a shovel . . .
I’d swear the book vibrated in my hands at times”
(The Irish Times)

“Perhaps the standard bearer for a new subgenre called ‘Hibernian Noir’ – Ireland‘s version of Scotland’s Ian Rankin.”
(Publishers Weekly)

“Even in barrooms, there are poets among us, and sometimes their voices are fierce.”
(Marliyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review)

“Edgy, pitch-black humour.” (The Guardian)