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Even the Dead
Author: Benjamin Black
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1627790675
Pages: 304
Year: 2016-01-12
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A suspicious death, a pregnant woman suddenly gone missing: Quirke's latest case leads him inexorably toward the dark machinations of an old foe Perhaps Quirke has been down among the dead too long. Lately the Irish pathologist has suffered hallucinations and blackouts, and he fears the cause is a brain tumor. A specialist diagnoses an old head injury caused by a savage beating; all that's needed, the doctor declares, is an extended rest. But Quirke, ever intent on finding his place among the living, is not about to retire. One night during a June heat wave, a car crashes into a tree in central Dublin and bursts into flames. The police assume the driver's death was either an accident or a suicide, but Quirke's examination of the body leads him to believe otherwise. Then his daughter Phoebe gets a mysterious visit from an acquaintance: the woman, who admits to being pregnant, says she fears for her life, though she won't say why. When the woman later disappears, Phoebe asks her father for help, and Quirke in turn seeks the assistance of his old friend Inspector Hackett. Before long the two men find themselves untangling a twisted string of events that takes them deep into a shadowy world where one of the city's most powerful men uses the cover of politics and religion to make obscene profits. Even the Dead--Benjamin Black's seventh novel featuring the endlessly fascinating Quirke--is a story of surpassing intensity and surprising beauty.
Holy Orders
Author: Benjamin Black
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0805094407
Pages: 288
Year: 2013-08-20
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When the body of his daughter's friend is brought to his autopsy table in 1950s Ireland, Quirke, refusing to play by the Catholic Church's rules, investigates the boy's murder and discovers just how far the Church and its supporters will go to protect their own interests.
A Death in Summer
Author: Benjamin Black
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1429972912
Pages: 320
Year: 2011-07-05
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One of The Chicago Tribune's Best Reads of 2011 One of Dublin's most powerful men meets a violent end— and an acknowledged master of crime fiction delivers his most gripping novel yet On a sweltering summer afternoon, newspaper tycoon Richard Jewell—known to his many enemies as Diamond Dick—is discovered with his head blown off by a shotgun blast. But is it suicide or murder? For help with the investigation, Detective Inspector Hackett calls in his old friend Quirke, who has unusual access to Dublin's elite. Jewell's coolly elegant French wife, Françoise, seems less than shocked by her husband's death. But Dannie, Jewell's high-strung sister, is devastated, and Quirke is surprised to learn that in her grief she has turned to an unexpected friend: David Sinclair, Quirke's ambitious assistant in the pathology lab at the Hospital of the Holy Family. Further, Sinclair has been seeing Quirke's fractious daughter Phoebe, and an unlikely romance is blossoming between the two. As a record heat wave envelops the city and the secret deals underpinning Diamond Dick's empire begin to be revealed, Quirke and Hackett find themselves caught up in a dark web of intrigue and violence that threatens to end in disaster. Tightly plotted and gorgeously written, A Death in Summer proves to the brilliant but sometimes reckless Quirke that in a city where old money and the right bloodlines rule, he is by no means safe from mortal danger.
The Silver Swan
Author: Benjamin Black
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1429938293
Pages: 304
Year: 2008-03-04
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The inimitable Quirke returns in another spellbinding crime novel, in which a young woman's dubious suicide sets off a new string of hazards and deceptions Two years have passed since the events of the bestselling Christine Falls, and much has changed for Quirke, the irascible, formerly hard-drinking Dublin pathologist. His beloved Sarah is dead, his surrogate father lies in a convent hospital paralyzed by a devastating stroke, and Phoebe, Quirke's long-denied daughter, has grown increasingly withdrawn and isolated. With much to regret from his last inquisitive foray, Quirke ought to know better than to let his curiosity get the best of him. Yet when an almost forgotten acquaintance comes to him about his beautiful young wife's apparent suicide, Quirke's "old itch to cut into the quick of things, to delve into the dark of what was hidden" is roused again. As he begins to probe further into the shadowy circumstances of Deirdre Hunt's death, he discovers many things that might better have remained hidden, as well as grave danger to those he loves. Haunting, masterfully written, and utterly mesmerizing in its nuance, The Silver Swan fully lives up to the promise of Christine Falls and firmly establishes Benjamin Black (a.k.a. John Banville) among the greatest of crime writers.
Elegy for April
Author: Benjamin Black
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1429935871
Pages: 304
Year: 2010-04-13
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Quirke—the hard-drinking, insatiably curious Dublin pathologist—is back, and he's determined to find his daughter's best friend, a well-connected young doctor April Latimer has vanished. A junior doctor at a local hospital, she is something of a scandal in the conservative and highly patriarchal society of 1950s Dublin. Though her family is one of the most respected in the city, she is known for being independent-minded; her taste in men, for instance, is decidedly unconventional. Now April has disappeared, and her friend Phoebe Griffin suspects the worst. Frantic, Phoebe seeks out Quirke, her brilliant but erratic father, and asks him for help. Sober again after intensive treatment for alcoholism, Quirke enlists his old sparring partner, Detective Inspector Hackett, in the search for the missing young woman. In their separate ways the two men follow April's trail through some of the darker byways of the city to uncover crucial information on her whereabouts. And as Quirke becomes deeply involved in April's murky story, he encounters complicated and ugly truths about family savagery, Catholic ruthlessness, and race hatred. Both an absorbing crime novel and a brilliant portrait of the difficult and relentless love between a father and his daughter, this is Benjamin Black at his sparkling best.
Christine Falls
Author: Benjamin Black
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1429906227
Pages: 352
Year: 2007-03-06
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In the debut crime novel from the Booker-winning author, a Dublin pathologist follows the corpse of a mysterious woman into the heart of a conspiracy among the city's high Catholic society It's not the dead that seem strange to Quirke. It's the living. One night, after a few drinks at an office party, Quirke shuffles down into the morgue where he works and finds his brother-in-law, Malachy, altering a file he has no business even reading. Odd enough in itself to find Malachy there, but the next morning, when the haze has lifted, it looks an awful lot like his brother-in-law, the esteemed doctor, was in fact tampering with a corpse—and concealing the cause of death. It turns out the body belonged to a young woman named Christine Falls. And as Quirke reluctantly presses on toward the true facts behind her death, he comes up against some insidious—and very well-guarded—secrets of Dublin's high Catholic society, among them members of his own family. Set in Dublin and Boston in the 1950s, the first novel in the Quirke series brings all the vividness and psychological insight of Booker Prize winner John Banville's fiction to a thrilling, atmospheric crime story. Quirke is a fascinating and subtly drawn hero, Christine Falls is a classic tale of suspense, and Benjamin Black's debut marks him as a true master of the form.
Prague Nights
Author: Benjamin Black
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241197392
Pages: 336
Year: 2017-06-01
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'The emperor's mistress had been murdered, and the world had been taken hold of and turned upon its head' Prague, 1599. Christian Stern, a young doctor, has just arrived in the city. On his first evening, he finds a young woman's body half-buried in the snow. The dead woman is none other than the emperor's mistress, and there's no shortage of suspects. Stern is employed by the emperor himself to investigate the murder. In the search to find the culprit, Stern finds himself drawn into the shadowy world of the emperor's court - unspoken affairs, letters written in code, and bitter rivalries. But there's no turning back now...
The Black-Eyed Blonde
Author: Benjamin Black
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 0805098151
Pages: 304
Year: 2014-03-04
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Raymond Chandler's incomparable private eye is back, pulled by a seductive young heiress into the most difficult and dangerous case of his career "It was one of those summer Tuesday afternoons when you begin to wonder if the earth has stopped revolving. The telephone on my desk had the look of something that knows it's being watched. Traffic trickled by in the street below, and there were a few pedestrians, too, men in hats going nowhere." So begins The Black-Eyed Blonde, a new novel featuring Philip Marlowe—yes, that Philip Marlowe. Channeling Raymond Chandler, Benjamin Black has brought Marlowe back to life for a new adventure on the mean streets of Bay City, California. It is the early 1950s, Marlowe is as restless and lonely as ever, and business is a little slow. Then a new client is shown in: young, beautiful, and expensively dressed, she wants Marlowe to find her former lover, a man named Nico Peterson. Marlowe sets off on his search, but almost immediately discovers that Peterson's disappearance is merely the first in a series of bewildering events. Soon he is tangling with one of Bay City's richest families and developing a singular appreciation for how far they will go to protect their fortune. Only Benjamin Black, a modern master of the genre, could write a new Philip Marlowe detective novel that has all the panache and charm of the originals while delivering a story that is as sharp and fresh as today's best crime fiction.
The Lemur
Author: Benjamin Black
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 1429926678
Pages: 144
Year: 2008-06-24
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A new thriller from the Booker Prize–winning and Edgar-nominated author of Christine Falls and The Silver Swan John Glass's life in New York should be plenty comfortable. He's given up his career as a journalist to write an authorized biography of his father-in-law, communications magnate and former CIA agent Big Bill Mulholland. He works in a big office in Mulholland Tower, rent-free, and goes home (most nights) to his wealthy and well-preserved wife, Wild Bill's daughter. He misses his old life sometimes, but all in all things have turned out well. But when his shifty young researcher--a man he calls "The Lemur"--turns up some unflattering information about the family, Glass's whole easy existence is threatened. Then the young man is murdered, and it's up to Glass to find out what The Lemur knew, and who killed him, before any secrets come out--and before any other bodies appear.Shifting from 1950s Dublin to contemporary New York, the masterful crime writer Benjamin Black returns in this standalone thriller--a story of family secrets so deep, and so dangerous, that anyone might kill to keep them hidden.
Las sombras de Quirke (Quirke 7)
Author: Benjamin Black
Publisher: ALFAGUARA
ISBN: 8420426334
Year: 2017-02-16
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El maestro irlandés y Premio Príncipe de Asturias sorprende con la mejor entrega de Black hasta la fecha. «La séptima entrega, Las sombras de Quirke, es tan magnífica como de costumbre. Si aún no ha conocido a Quirke, un patólogo alcohólico, prepárese para darse un atracón con los seis primeros y leérselos de golpe para poder echarle el guante a este.» Isabella Biedenharn, Entertainment Weekly Incapaz de guardar reposo pese a sus alucinaciones y desvanecimientos, Quirke regresa al trabajo en la morgue de Dublín. Es a él a quien llaman cuando aparece un cuerpo en el interior de un coche calcinado: todo apunta al suicidio de un funcionario advenedizo, pero Quirke no puede quitarse de la cabeza la sospecha de que algo no encaja. La única testigo se ha esfumado, han borrado todo rastro de ella. Al reunir las piezas de su desaparición, el patólogo se ve atraído hacia las sombras del universo de las élites dublinesas: sociedades secretas y política eclesiástica de altos vuelos, políticos corruptos y hombres con mucho dinero que perder. Mientras la psicoanalista austriaca Evelyn Blake entra en su vida y en su corazón, la pista acaba por llevar a Quirke hacia su propia familia, y pasado y presente entran en colisión. Los crímenes de antaño han de permanecer ocultos, y Quirke ha agitado la telaraña. ** Ganadora del Premio Best Novel Valencia Negra 2017. La crítica ha dicho... «John Banville es un escritor enorme y hay mucho de Banville en Black porque si no es imposible la creación de personajes como el forense Quirke o Phoebe. Sus tramas no son un dechado de acción desenfrenada sino una experiencia literaria de estar leyendo algo que tiene que ver con una recreación artística pero también con la vida cuando pasa a través de ti. Y encima el tipo se lo está pasando en grande. Envidia. De la buena y de la mala.» Carlos Zanón, El País «Black sabe bien cómo tramar una novela negra cautivadora y llena de suspense.» Publishers Weekly «Un absoluto placer de principio a fin.» Myles McWeeney, The Independent «A Black jamás le preocupa que la trama oscile y que sus páginas transpiren una densa y maravillosa emoción con esa prosa suya tan reflexiva y sin prisas. Sus descripciones te atrapan.» Lloyd Sachs, Chicago Tribune «Black da forma a una pieza de una meticulosa escritura que destaca por su palpable sentido de la ubicación, una paleta de personajes dibujada al detalle y un elocuente desenlace.» Kirkus Reviews (lectura seleccionada) «Benjamin Black tiene un don para los personajes de trazo fino y el detalle minucioso. La innegable excentricidad de Quirke lo dota de un encanto irresistible que mantiene al lector enganchado hasta el mismísimo final.» Shelf Awareness «En esta entrega de Quirke, sus sorprendentes encuentros permiten que se filtren unos breves rayos de sol.» Library Journal «Quirke se enamora. Una ocasión excelente para volver a uno de los mejores personajes de la historia, sí, del género.» Juan Carlos Galindo, Elemental (El País) «La evolución de un Quirke mucho más complejo y oscuro, ahora asaltado por los fantasmas de su pasado.» Diario de Jerez «La manera en que representa la sociedad dublinesa de mitad de siglo, con su jerarquía eclesiástica corrupta, su violencia enquistada y su tweed omnipresente tiene algo de adictivo.» Xaime Martínez, Playground
Time Pieces
Author: John Banville
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 1524732834
Pages: 224
Year: 2018-02-27
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Originally published in 2016 by Hachette Books Ireland.
Death In Summer
Author: William Trevor
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241962455
Pages: 240
Year: 2012-02-09
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Death In Summer - a beautiful and haunting novel by acclaimed writer William Trevor 'Possibly the most perfect of Trevor's novels . . . Astonishing' Los Angeles Times Book Review There were three deaths that summer. The first was Letitia's, sudden and quite unexpected, leaving her husband, Thaddeus, haunted by the details of her last afternoon. The next death came some weeks later, after Thaddeus's mother-in-law helped him to interview for a nanny to bring up their baby. None of the applicants were suitable - least of all the last one, with her small, sharp features, her shabby clothes that reeked of cigarettes, her badly typed references - so Letitia's mother moved in herself. But then, just as the household was beginning to settle down, the last of the nannies surprisingly returned, her unwelcome arrival heralding the third of the summer tragedies. 'William Trevor is an extraordinarily mellifluous writer, seemingly incapable of composing an ungraceful sentence . . . His skill is very real, and equals his great compassion' New York Times Book Review Readers of The Story of Lucy Gault and Love and Summer will adore Death In Summer. It will also be cherished by readers of Colm Toibin and William Boyd. William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork. He has written eighteen novels and novellas, and hundreds of short stories, for which he has won a number of prizes including the Hawthornden Prize, the Yorkshire Post Book of the Year Award, the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and the David Cohen Literature Prize in recognition of a lifetime's literary achievement. In 2002 he was knighted for his services to literature. His books in Penguin are: After Rain; A Bit on the Side; Bodily Secrets; Cheating at Canasta; The Children of Dynmouth; The Collected Stories (Volumes One and Two); Death in Summer; Felicia's Journey; Fools of Fortune; The Hill Bachelors; Love and Summer; The Mark-2 Wife; Selected Stories; The Story of Lucy Gault and Two Lives.
Dublin Dead
Author: Gerard O'Donovan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451610653
Pages: 288
Year: 2012-03-13
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Irish detective Mike Mulcahy returns in this suspenseful follow-up to the highly acclaimed international bestseller The Priest—and now he’s hot on the trail of an international drugs gang. One year later, DI Mike Mulcahy is exactly where he wants to be, coordinating international intelligence for Ireland’s National Drugs Unit. But with the economy in meltdown and his department facing tough cutbacks, his dream job is in jeopardy. Then Mulcahy spots a possible link between the murder of a Dublin gangster in Spain and a massive shipment of cocaine abandoned off the south coast of Ireland. Could this be the break he’s been praying for? Meanwhile, reporter Siobhan Fallon is still recovering from her ordeal at the hands of a sadistic killer. Work is her only refuge, and while she’s an emotional basket case, her nose for a story is as sharp as ever. When a suicide turns out to have a bizarre missing-person’s angle, she’s convinced there is something darker to it. But with a vital piece of evidence beyond her grasp, she has to turn to Mulcahy for help. Mulcahy and Fallon have no idea what deadly ground they’re setting out on together, or that their journey will lead them on a twisted trail of terror to the rocky shores and windswept hills of West Cork and a blood-drenched showdown with a remorseless killer.
The Book of Evidence
Author: John Banville
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307817121
Pages: 224
Year: 2012-03-07
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John Banville’s stunning powers of mimicry are brilliantly on display in this engrossing novel, the darkly compelling confession of an improbable murderer. Freddie Montgomery is a highly cultured man, a husband and father living the life of a dissolute exile on a Mediterranean island. When a debt comes due and his wife and child are held as collateral, he returns to Ireland to secure funds. That pursuit leads to murder. And here is his attempt to present evidence, not of his innocence, but of his life, of the events that lead to the murder he committed because he could. Like a hero out of Nabokov or Camus, Montgomery is a chillingly articulate, self-aware, and amoral being, whose humanity is painfully on display.
In the Woods
Author: Tana French
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101147156
Pages: 464
Year: 2007-05-17
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The debut novel of an astonishing voice in psychological suspense As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children gripping a tree trunk in terror, wearing blood-filled sneakers, and unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours. Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad and keeps his past a secret. But when a twelve-year-old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox—his partner and closest friend—find themselves investigating a case chillingly similar to the previous unsolved mystery. Now, with only snippets of long-buried memories to guide him, Ryan has the chance to uncover both the mystery of the case before him and that of his own shadowy past. Richly atmospheric, stunning in its complexity, and utterly convincing and surprising to the end, In the Woods is sure to enthrall fans of Mystic River and The Lovely Bones. From the Hardcover edition.

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