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June 2012 Book of the Month.
Money, power, corruption and the apparent suicide of a media baron... The fourth in the atmospheric and beguiling Quirke mysteries.
When newspaper magnate Richard Jewell is found dead at his country estate, clutching a shotgun in his lifeless hands, few see his demise as cause for sorrow. But before long Doctor Quirke and Inspector Hackett realise that, rather than the suspected suicide, 'Diamond Dick' has in fact been murdered. Suspicion soon falls on one of Jewell's biggest rivals. But as Quirke and his assistant Sinclair get to know Jewell's beautiful, enigmatic wife Francoise d'Aubigny, and his fragile sister Dannie, as well as those who work for the family, it gradually becomes clear that all is not as it seems ...
Closing date: 23/01/2020
Publication date: 07/06/2012
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
|Publication date:||7th June 2012|
|Publisher:||Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
|Genres:||Books of the Month, Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery,|
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. BanvilleMore About Benjamin Black