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Even the dead

Author: Benjamin Black; John Banville
Publisher: London : Viking, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Two victims ... one dead, one missing. Even the Dead is a visceral, gritty and cinematic thriller from Benjamin Black. Every web has a spider sitting at the centre of it. Pathologist Quirke is back working in the city morgue, watching over Dublin's dead. When a body is found in a burnt-out car, Quirke is called in to verify the apparent suicide of an up-and-coming civil servant. But Quirke can't shake a suspicion of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery stories
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Mystery fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Black; John Banville
ISBN: 9780241197349 0241197341
OCLC Number: 1016535737
Notes: "John Banville writing as Benjamin Black"--Cover.
Description: 261 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: When a body is found in a burnt-out car, Quirke is called in to verify the apparent suicide of an up-and-coming civil servant. But Quirke can't shake a suspicion of foul play. The only witness has vanished, every trace of her wiped away. Piecing together her disappearance, Quirke finds himself drawn into the shadowy world of Dublin's elite --
secret societies and high church politics, corrupt politicians and men with money to lose.
Other Titles: Even the dead :
Responsibility: Benjamin Black.

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Two victims ... one dead, one missing. Even the Dead is a visceral, gritty and cinematic thriller from Benjamin Black. Every web has a spider sitting at the centre of it. Pathologist Quirke is back working in the city morgue, watching over Dublin's dead. When a body is found in a burnt-out car, Quirke is called in to verify the apparent suicide of an up-and-coming civil servant. But Quirke can't shake a suspicion of foul play.The only witness has vanished, every trace of her wiped away. Piecing together her disappearance, Quirke finds himself drawn into the shadowy world of Dublin's elite - secret societies and high church politics, corrupt politicians and men with money to lose. When the trail eventually leads to Quirke's own family, the past and present collide. But crimes of the past are supposed to stay hidden, and Quirke has shaken the web. Now he must wait to see what comes running out.

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Quirke is an endearing hero and the Dublin of the 1950s - wet, cold, foggy, sinister - is evoked with harsh realism and nostalgia * The Times * Addiction, morbid sexual obsession, blackmail and Read more...

 
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