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Benjamin Black is the pen name of the Man Booker Prize-winning novelist John Banville. The author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed series of Quirke novels—including Christine Falls, Vengeance, and Holy Orders—he lives in Dublin.

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  • Elegy for April by Benjamin Black--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Benjamin Black's crime novel Elegy for April, narrated by actor Timothy Dalton. 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.

  • Christine Falls by Benjamin Black--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Benjamin Black's thriller novel Christine Falls, narrated by actor Timothy Dalton. Benjamin Black is a pseudonym of Booker Prize-winning author John Banville, and Christine Falls, the first novel in the Quirke series, brings all the vividness and psychological insight of John Banville's writing to the dark, menacing atmosphere of a first-class thriller.

  • The Lemur by Benjamin Black--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Benjamin Black's thriller novel The Lemur. When John Glass's billionaire father-in-law hires him to write his biography, he feels he can't refuse. Then his research assistant on the book discovers some very sensitive information about John's in-laws, and is murdered before he can tell anyone what he knows. John is on his own to find out the young man's secret, before the murderer finds him.

  • The Silver Swan by Benjamin Black--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Benjamin Black's literary crime novel The Silver Swan, narrated by Timothy Dalton. 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. Quirke's beloved Sarah has died, his surrogate father lies paralyzed by a stroke, and he's been sober for half a year.

  • Vengeance by Benjamin Black - Audio excerpt

    Listen to an excerpt from the audio book edition of Vengeance, the new Quirke novel by Benjamin Black.

  • Benjamin Black interviewed on The Leonard Lopate Show

    Benjamin Black (John Banville) discusses 'The Black-Eyed Blonde: A Philip Marlowe Novel' on The Leonard Lopate Show

  • Benjamin Black interviewed on PBS Newshour

    Benjamin Black (John Banville) discusses 'The Black-Eyed Blonde' on PBS Newshour.

  • Benjamin Black on his books, Christine Falls and The Silver Swan

    Benjamin Black (award-winning novelist John Banville) discusses his mystery novels, Christine Falls and The Silver Swan.

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BOOKS BY THE AUTHOR

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...

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Holy Orders

Quirke

Benjamin Black

When the body of his daughter’s friend is brought to his autopsy table, Quirke is plunged into a world of corruption that takes him to the darkest corners of the Irish Church and State.“At...

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Vengeance

Quirke

Benjamin Black

A bizarre suicide leads to a scandal and then still more blood, as one of our most brilliant crime novelists reveals a world where money and sex trump everythingIt's a fine day for...

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A Death in Summer

Quirke

Benjamin Black

One of The Chicago Tribune's Best Reads of 2011One of Dublin's most powerful men meets a violent end— and an acknowledged master of crime fiction delivers his most...

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