Incorrigible boor Jack Taylor is fired from the Garda (Irish national police) for brutality against a government minister. His experience, some contacts and cheap rates get him started as ...
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A man is brutally murdered by an unseen assailant. We glimpse the murder weapon: A steel spearhead with a scythe-like hook on the side, mounted on a shaft. Some days later and Jack Taylor ... See full summary »
Galway Private Investigator JACK TAYLOR is hired by the daughter of a former inmate of the infamous Magdalen Laundries to find the identity of a former nun, known only as LUCIFER, who was ... See full summary »
A priest who had just returned from 20 years of working overseas is found beheaded in his church. Father Malachy confesses to Jack that now he himself fears for his life and reveals a ... See full summary »
A female student dies from a fall from the roof of the university. She is dressed in a theatre costume and wears a ring of paper with a quote from the play "Deirdre of the Sorrows" typed ... See full summary »
This episode is actually called Nemesis. Jack Taylor: Nemesis Iain Glen returns in the second of three new crime dramas, based on the novels by Ken Bruen, about a former Garda officer now ... See full summary »
Incorrigible boor Jack Taylor is fired from the Garda (Irish national police) for brutality against a government minister. His experience, some contacts and cheap rates get him started as private eye in all but name, assisted by his even less law-abiding buddy, painter Sutton. Anne Henderson hires him, suggesting her missing teenage daughter was the latest in a series of suspicious 'suicides', which he traces to sleazy manager Ford's factory and illegal sex recordings. That turns out only the tip of the iceberg, even before Jack is beaten badly and old publican Sean is fatally run over. Written by
Jack Taylor's informant named China, is a nod of the head by author Ken Bruen in his first novel (2001) to author Alan Hunter's original informant character named China, in the George Gently series of novels; first published in 1955. See more »
When Jack finds the gun, it is a Smith & Wesson; when Jack first points the gun @ the dock, it is a vented/ribbed Colt Python; then, it goes back to a Smith & Wesson. See more »
Ah Jack, I know your father; Paddy, Paddy Taylor, man of subtlety and taste, is he not?
He had his moments.
One deduces, from the use of the past tense, that he is no longer with us.
Or worse, in England.
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Jack Taylor Wonderful series recommend it to others worth a look
I don't know what was painful about the series of Jack Taylor that this person found but no accounting for taste. I was so riled to read his review, however we are all entitled to an opinion but check mate I counteract that review. Ian Glen if you happen to read this I thought you were fantastic, loved Cody and especially enjoyed the actress who played Kate. I thought the way each story unfolded the twists and turns kept me intrigued and thoroughly entertained. When the first story finished I was eagerly awaiting the next one but was really sorry when all the episodes ended and there were no more made. Never too late to do more! I have seen all the Jack Taylor episodes at least twice. It's a re-run I don't mind seeing again. It would have been magic to have seen how the relationship between Jack and Kate developed as I would have loved to have seen the relationship between Jack and Cody and to see whether their Detective Agency became a reputable one and a going concern or whether it stayed the same and what about the lovely landlady Jack had?
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