Ken Bruen, famous crime writer, dedicates new book to Marc

Described as a 'brilliant, lyrical, deeply moving writer', Ken Bruen is one of Galway city's best-known authors. With many of his books set in Galway, he may soon be bringing the bright lights of Hollywood to his hometown as studio execs fight to bring one of his most famous novels 'The Guards' to life.

Galway native Ken is set to be the toast of Hollywood, with three of his novels set to be made into movies in the next year. The first is the hotly anticipated 'London Boulevard', which is expected to be a box office smash, with Oscar-winning screenwriter William Monahan and Hollywood heavyweights Colin Farrell and Keira Knightley already on board.

Jude Law has also signed up to star in the adaptation of Ken's book 'Blitz', which will be filmed in Belfast later this year. However, the project that Ken is most excited about is the movie version of Galway-based story 'The Guards'.

Having refused a number of offers as filming would take place in a different location, Ken told the Galway Independent that a deal to make the film in Galway was "90 per cent" complete.

Marc's absolutely thrilled that Ken has dedicated his latest book 'The Devil' to him.

........."Marc Roberts, our best singer-songwriter"


The Devil

The Devil: America - the land of opportunity, a place where economic prosperity beckons: but not for PI Jack Taylor, who's just been refused entry. Disappointed and bitter, he thinks that an encounter with an over-friendly stranger in an airport bar is the least of his problems. Except that this stranger seems to know rather more than he should about Jack. Jack thinks no more of their meeting and resumes his old life in Galway. But when he's called to investigate a student murder - connected to an elusive Mr K - he remembers the man from the airport. Is the stranger really is who he says he is? With the help of the Jameson, Jack struggles to make sense of it all. After several more murders and too many coincidental encounters, Jack believes he may have met his nemesis. But why has he been chosen? And could he really have taken on the devil himself?

Ken Bruen