The Dramatist 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… The Dramatist 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
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