Quirke

Quirke is a surly pathologist in 1950s Dublin. Stumbling on a coverup, he finds himself investigating a vast plot--even though it puts him in danger. Black vividly evokes the historical setting in these intricate and psychologically complex thrillers.

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Holy Orders
Holy Orders

Quirke

Benjamin Black

Henry Holt and Co.

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
Vengeance

Quirke

Benjamin Black

Henry Holt and Co.

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
A Death in Summer

Quirke

Benjamin Black

Henry Holt and Co.

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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Elegy for April
Elegy for April

Quirke

Benjamin Black

Henry Holt and Co.

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 doctorApril Latimer...

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The Silver Swan
The Silver Swan

Quirke

Benjamin Black

Henry Holt and Co.

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...

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Christine Falls
Christine Falls

Quirke

John Banville writing as Benjamin Black

Henry Holt and Co.

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...

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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