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Holy Orders Quirke Mysteries Book 6 by Benjamin Black
  

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1950’s Dublin and the sixth Dr Quirke tale. He is a pathologist, a fascinating character. The IRA are regarded as a gang of young yobs for this is a country ruled by the priests. A young reporter’s body is pulled from the canal, a priest flees to Africa and a gypsy encampment closes in on itself. Inspector Hackett and Dr Quirke have a hard case to crack, one that strangely involves Quirke’s daughter. I cannot recommend this series highly enough. The author is also John Banville, a highly respected literary prize-winner. But fear not, this series is not a challenging read, more probably one of the most gripping, beautifully written, period crime novels you’ll read for a long time. I understand it is going to be on television.

If you like Benjamin Black you might also like to read books by John Lawton, Philip Kerr and Robert Edric.

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Synopsis

Holy Orders Quirke Mysteries Book 6 by Benjamin Black

She looked at him and smiled sadly. 'You've lived too long among the dead, Quirke,' she said. He nodded. 'Yes, I suppose I have.' She was not the first one to have told him that, and she would not be the last. 1950s Dublin. When a body is found in the canal, pathologist Quirke and his detective friend Inspector Hackett must find the truth behind this brutal murder. But in a world where the police are not trusted and secrets often remain buried there is perhaps little hope of bringing the perpetrator to justice. As spring storms descend on Dublin, Quirke and Hackett's investigation will lead them into the dark heart of the organisation that really runs this troubled city: the church. Meanwhile Quirke's daughter Phoebe realises she is being followed; and when Quirke's terrible childhood in a priest-run orphanage returns to haunt him, he will face his greatest trial yet ...

About the Author

Benjamin Black

Benjamin Black is the pen name of acclaimed author John Banville, who was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. His novels have won numerous awards, most recently the Man Booker Prize in 2005 for The Sea. He lives in Dublin.

Author photo © D. Banville

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Book Info

Publication date

8th May 2014

Author

Benjamin Black

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Author's Website

www.benjaminblackbooks.com/

Publisher

Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9781447202196

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