"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.