The Dramatist (2006) When investigator Jack Taylor's drug dealer gets sent to jail, he hops on the train to sobriety. Then said dealer asks Taylor to investigate his… 2006-03-07 Fiction Mystery and Thriller St. Martin's Press
Book Review

The Dramatist (2006)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Mar 07, 2006; Writer: Ken Bruen; Genres: Fiction, Mystery and Thriller; Publisher: St. Martin's Press

When investigator Jack Taylor's drug dealer gets sent to jail, he hops on the train to sobriety. Then said dealer asks Taylor to investigate his sister's death.
In a former life... Taylor was a cop, so working for a criminal rankles his onetime co-workers.
Bottom Line Bruen's dark Irish tale focuses more on charting Taylor's abysmal life than solving the mystery itself. A depressing yet satisfying story.

Originally posted Mar 03, 2006 Published in issue #867 Mar 10, 2006 Order article reprints