Description - Even the Dead by Benjamin Black
NO CRIME IS EVER TRULY BURIED... Visceral, gritty and cinematic, Even the Dead is the latest stylish thriller from John Banville's crime-writing alter ego, Benjamin Black.Pathologist Quirke works in the city morgue, watching over Dublin's dead. The latest to join their ghostly ranks is a suicide. But something doesn't add up. The victim has a suspicious head wound, and the only witness has vanished, every trace of her wiped away.On the trail of the missing woman, Quirke finds himself drawn into the shadowy world of Dublin's elite - secret societies, High Church politics and corrupt politicians. It leads him to a long-buried conspiracy that involves his own family. But it's too late to go back now...THE DEAD WILL BE HEARD'Fresh and original' Guardian'Warm, sensitive, psychologically acute characterisation' Indepedent on Sunday'Quirke is human enough to swell the hardest of hearts' GQ'A beach read for the brainy' LA Times 'Superb' Irish Times'Beautifully written' Literary review'Ravishing prose' Independent
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(198mm x 129mm x 17mm)
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Author Biography - Benjamin Black
Benjamin Black is the pen name of acclaimed author John Banville, who was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. He is the author of fifteen novels, including The Sea, which won the 2005 Man Booker Prize. In 2013 he was awarded the Irish PEN Award for Outstanding Achievement in Irish Literature, and in 2014 the Quirke novels were adapted into a major BBC TV series. This is the seventh book in the acclaimed Quirke series.