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 (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, social conventions are strictly...

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Vengeance
Vengeance

Quirke (Volume 5)

Benjamin Black

Picador

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

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A Death in Summer
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
Elegy for April

Quirke (Volume 3)

Benjamin Black

Picador

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

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The Silver Swan
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. Quirke's beloved Sarah...

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Christine Falls
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 to find his brother-in-law...

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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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