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Elegy for April

by Benjamin Black

Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

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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

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Elegy for April Synopsis

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 ...

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ISBN: 9780330509145
Publication date: 26/03/2011
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9780330509145
Publication date: 26th March 2011
Author: Benjamin Black
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
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About 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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