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The McDead
Bruen, Ken.
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London : Bloodlines/Do-Not Press, 2000.
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151 pages ; 21 cm
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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.

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Booklist Review

London's southeast precinct, ruled by Chief Inspector James Roberts and Detective Sergeant Tom Brand, is an area where even the pit bulls travel in pairs. When Roberts' brother is killed, the inspector sets out to bring down the man responsible, Irish gangster Tommy Logan. While Roberts and Brand set their trap for Logan, other detectives in their squad are setting up one of their own as a decoy to catch the Clapham rapist, a serial pervert with a penchant for black women. This is the third entry in Bruen's White trilogy, and it offers a stark glimpse of a London that tourists hope never to see. Brand and Roberts don't enforce the law as much as they wage war against those they see as challengers to their rule. Fans of British procedurals and noir novels will savor every speck of grit in this unrelenting crime novel. --Wes Lukowsky

Publisher's Weekly Review

With The McDead, Ken Bruen completes his funny, raunchy White Trilogy (A White Arrest; Taming the Alien). Odd couple Chief Inspector Roberts and Detective Sergeant Brant hunt down the murderer of Roberts's brother, against an amusing backdrop of other officers' shenanigans. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved