Priest (2007) In Ken Bruen's Priest , Galway-based PI Jack Taylor, a recovering alcoholic fresh off a stint in a mental hospital, investigates a shocking murder with… 2007-03-06 Fiction Mystery and Thriller St. Martin's Minotaur
Book Review

Priest (2007)

Details Release Date: Mar 06, 2007; Writer: Ken Bruen; Genres: Fiction, Mystery and Thriller; Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur

In Ken Bruen's Priest, Galway-based PI Jack Taylor, a recovering alcoholic fresh off a stint in a mental hospital, investigates a shocking murder with the help of a young wannabe detective.

Grisliest Death A clergyman's severed head is found in the confessional.

Lowdown Taylor's winning, even lovable blend of bleak philosophy and noirish humor (''I could smell his breath, the whiskey, the stout and...cheese?'') is more gripping than the novel's central mystery. B+

Originally posted Mar 02, 2007 Published in issue #924 Mar 09, 2007 Order article reprints