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Holy Orders
Quirke (Volume 6)
Benjamin Black
Picador

NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST MYSTERIES OF THE YEAR BY THE WALL STREET JOURNAL. The latest Quirke case opens in Dublin at a moment when newspapers are censored,...


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Vengeance
Quirke (Volume 5)
Benjamin Black
Picador

"Propulsive… [Vengeance] will keep you turning pages."—The Los Angeles Times It's a fine day for a sail, and Victor Delahaye, one of Ireland's most successful...


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A Death in Summer
Quirke (Volume 4)
Benjamin Black
Picador

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...


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Elegy for April
Quirke (Volume 3)
Benjamin Black
Picador

The New York Times Bestselling Author of Christine Falls April Latimer, a junior doctor at a local hospital, is something of a scandal in the conservative and...


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The Silver Swan
Quirke (Volume 2)
Benjamin Black
Picador

It has been two years since the events of Christine Falls, the bestselling novel that introduced the world to an irascible Dublin pathologist named Quirke....


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Christine Falls
Quirke (Volume 1)
Benjamin Black
Picador

The hero of Christine Falls, Quirke, is a surly pathologist living in 1950s Dublin. One night, after having a few drinks at a party, he returns to the morgue...


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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Benjamin Black discusses his novel Elegy for April

Hear New York Times bestselling author Benjamin Black discuss his mystery thriller novel Elegy for April. Black talks about his inspiration for the book and the 1950's Dublin setting. An absorbing crime novel and a portrait of a father and daughter, this is Benjamin Black at his best.

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Benjamin Black

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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