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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Benjamin Black Narrator: Timothy Dalto Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Quirke Series Release Date:
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Quirke—the hard-drinking, insatiably curious Dublin pathologist—is back, and he’s determined to find his daughter’s best friend, a well-connected young doctor.

April Latimer has vanished. A junior doctor at a local hospital, she is something of a scandal in the conservative and highly patriarchal society of 1950s Dublin. Though her family is one of the most respected in the city, she is known for being independent-minded; her taste in men, for instance, is decidedly unconventional.

Now April has disappeared, and her friend Phoebe Griffin suspects the worst. Frantic, Phoebe seeks out Quirke, her brilliant but erratic father, and asks him for help. Sober again after intensive treatment for alcoholism, Quirke enlists his old sparring partner, Detective Inspector Hackett, in the search for the missing young woman. In their separate ways the two men follow April’s trail through some of the darker byways of the city to uncover crucial information on her whereabouts. And as Quirke becomes deeply involved in April’s murky story, he encounters complicated and ugly truths about family savagery, Catholic ruthlessness, and race hatred.

Both an absorbing crime novel and a brilliant portrait of the difficult and relentless love between a father and his daughter, this is Benjamin Black at his sparkling best.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Tonya | 6/3/2011

    " So disappointing! I was so excited to find a book about a pathologist...oh well! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by John | 5/20/2011

    " The author is wonderfully descriptive, but there was too much description and not enough plot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Cindy | 5/11/2011

    " Benjamin Black is not the writer John Banville is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jenifer | 5/3/2011

    " I liked this one better than the first two. The plotting was a little better, there was much more humor, and the language is still a delight. "

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