Now a major motion picture starring Colin Farrell and Keira Knightley, written and directed by Oscar-winning screenwriter William Monahan of The Departed.
When Mitchell is released from prison after serving three years for a vicious attack he doesn't even remember, Billy Norton is there to pick him up. But Norton works for Tommy Logan, a ruthless loan shark lowlife with plans Mitchell wants nothing to do with. Attempting to stay out of Logan's way, he finds work at the Holland Park mansion of faded movie actress Lillian Palmer, where he has to deal with her mysterious butler, Jordan. It isn't long before Mitchell's violent past catches up with him and people start getting hurt. When his disturbed sister Briony is threatened, Mitchell is forced to act.
London Boulevard is a masterful work of double-dealing and suspense from Ken Bruen, one of the great crime writers of our time.
Sign up to receive information about new books, author events, and special offers.
“Even tough guys are allowed to play their little games, and Ken Bruen exercises that license in London Boulevard, an unnervingly clever reworking of ‘Sunset Boulevard’ that’s both a homage to the 1950 Billy Wilder film and a blueprint for contemporary noir fiction.” ---Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times
"This is a strong solo effort from Irish noir master Bruen, whose prose floats like a butterfly and stings like bejesus." --Library Journal
"Bruen combines staccato prose and hard-edged dialogue with gritty realism and a terrifying look at London's dark underbelly. This one packs one hell of a powerful punch." --Booklist (starred review)
"Noir fans will enjoy this rapid-fire thrill ride." --Publishers Weekly
“Bruen is a master of dark crime fiction and London Boulevard further seals his affinity for the noir.” –The South Florida Sun-Sentinel
KEN BRUEN has been a finalist for the Edgar and Anthony Awards, and has won a Macavity Award, a Barry Award, and two Shamus Awards for the Jack Taylor series. He has been an English teacher in Africa, Japan, Southeast Asia, and South America. He lives in Galway, Ireland.