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Elegy for April

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After his daughter asks for help, Quirke is drawn into a deadly web of lies, jealousy and dark secrets. The third Quirke novel from John Banville, writing as Benjamin Black.

The Quirke series
1. Christine Falls
2. The Silver Swan
3. Elegy for April
4. A Death in Summer
5. Vengeance

If you like Benjamin Black you might also like to read books by Philip Kerr, Ian Rankin and Simon Kernick.

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Synopsis

Elegy for April by Benjamin Black

1950's Ireland. As a deep, bewildering fog cloaks Dublin, a young woman is found to have vanished. When Phoebe Griffin, still haunted by the horrors of her past, is unable to discover news of her friend; Quirke, fresh from drying out in an institution, responds to his daughter's request for help. But as Phoebe, Quirke and Inspector Hackett speak with those who knew April, they begin to realise that there may have been more behind the young woman's discretion and secrecy than they could have imagined. And while Quirke finds himself distracted from his sobriety by a beautiful young actress, Phoebe watches helplessly as April's family hush up her disappearance, terrified of a scandal; and all possible leads seem to dry up, bar one she cannot bear to contemplate ...When Quirke eventually makes a disturbing discovery, he is finally able to begin unravelling the great, complex web of love, lies, jealousy and dark secrets that April spun her life from ...

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

26th March 2011

Author

Benjamin Black

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Author's Website

www.benjaminblackbooks.com/

Publisher

Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9780330509145

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