body of his daughter’s friend is brought to his autopsy table, Quirke is
plunged into a world of corruption that takes him to the darkest corners of the
Irish Church and State.
first they thought it was the body of a child. Later, when they got it out of
the water and saw the pubic hair and the nicotine stains on the fingers, they
realized their mistake.”
begins Holy Orders, the latest Quirke case set in Dublin at a moment
when newspapers are censored, social conventions are strictly defined, and
appalling crimes are hushed up. Why? Because in 1950s Ireland the Catholic
Church controls the lives of nearly everyone. But when Quirke’s daughter Phoebe
loses her close friend Jimmy Minor to murder, Quirke can no longer play by the
Church’s rules. Along with Inspector Hackett, his sometime partner, Quirke
investigates Jimmy’s death and learns just how far the Church and its
supporters will go to protect their own interests. Download and start listening now!