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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,989 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Benjamin Black Narrator: Timothy Dalton Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It's not the dead that seem strange to Quirke. It's the living. One night, after a few drinks at an office party, Quirke shuffles down into the morgue where he works and finds his brother-in-law, Malachy, altering a file he has no business even reading. Odd enough in itself to find Malachy there, but the next morning, when the haze has lifted, it looks an awful lot like his brother-in-law, the esteemed doctor, was in fact tampering with a corpse, and concealing the cause of death.

It turns out the body belonged to a young woman named Christine Falls. And as Quirke reluctantly presses on toward the true facts behind her death, he comes up against some insidious and very well-guarded secrets of Dublin's high Catholic society, including members of his own family.

Set in Dublin and Boston in the 1950s, the first novel in the Quirke series brings all the vividness and psychological insight of Booker Prize-winner John Banville's fiction to a thrilling, atmospheric crime story. Quirke is a fascinating and subtly drawn hero, Christine Falls is a classic tale of suspense, and Benjamin Black's debut marks him as a true master of the form.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kathryn | 2/15/2014

    " Well written story that didn't entirely succeed as a mystery as I felt there were a few too many coincidences. 3 1/2 stars "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dave | 2/14/2014

    " Luridly descriptive but at the cost of the plot. The conclusion was a bit too transparent for a mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jo M. F. | 2/10/2014

    " A well written mystery that has quirky and interesting characters along with an intriguing plot. An enjoyable read. It's a nice change to have the mystery genre expanded to the size of a nice hefty novel with chacters drawn in depth and with much complexity. John Banville, writing under the name of Benjamin Black, is an expressive and colorful writer whose talents are put to good use in this crime novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sara Grace ('00-'05) | 2/3/2014

    " Beautifully written mystery with a hint of thriller. Perfect for anyone who loves mystery but wishes the genre leaned a little more toward literary excellence. "

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