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Read online A Death in Summer (Quirke #4).pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC A Death in Summer (Quirke #4) One of The i Chicago Tribune i s Best Reads of b .

b One of Dublin s most powerful men meets a violent end and an acknowledged master of crime fiction delivers his most gripping novel yet b .

On a sweltering summer afternoon newspaper tycoon Richard Jewell known to his many enemies as Diamond Dick is discovered with his head blown off by a shotgun blast But is it suicide or murder For help with the investigation Detective Inspector Hackett calls in his old friend Quirke who has unusual access to Dublin s elite .

Jewell s coolly elegant French wife Fran oise seems less than shocked by her husband s death But Dannie Jewell s high strung sister is devastated and Quirke is surprised to learn that in her grief she has turned to an unexpected friend David Sinclair Quirke s ambitious assistant in the pathology lab at the Hospital of the Holy Family Further Sinclair has been seeing Quirke s fractious daughter Phoebe and an unlikely romance is blossoming between the two As a record heat wave envelops the city and the secret deals underpinning Diamond Dick s empire begin to be revealed Quirke and Hackett find themselves caught up in a dark web of intrigue and violence that threatens to end in disaster .

Tightly plotted and gorgeously written i A Death in Summer i proves to the brilliant but sometimes reckless Quirke that in a city where old money and the right bloodlines rule he is by no means safe from mortal dange by Benjamin Black, John Banville

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A Death in Summer (Quirke #4)
Title:A Death in Summer (Quirke #4)
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Category:Mystery, Fiction, Ireland, Crime, Irish literature, Historical fiction
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p b 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 b p p 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 s 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 p p 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 p p 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 p, b Bestselling author Benjamin Black turns his eye to sixteenth century Prague and a story of murder magic and the dark art of wielding extraordinary power b br br Christian Stern an ambitious young scholar and alchemist arrives in Prague in the bitter winter of intent on making his fortune at the court of the Holy Roman Emperor the eccentric Rudolf II The night of his arrival drunk and lost Christian stumbles upon the body of a young woman in Golden Lane an alley hard by Rudolf s great castle Dressed in a velvet gown wearing a large gold medallion around her neck the woman is clearly well born or was for her throat has been slashed br br A lesser man would smell danger but Christian is determined to follow his fortunes wherever they may lead He quickly finds himself entangled in the machinations of several ruthless courtiers and before long he comes to the attention of the Emperor himself Rudolf deciding that Christian is that rare thing a person he can trust sets him the task of solving the mystery of the woman s murder But Christian soon realizes that he has blundered into the midst of a power struggle that threatens to subvert the throne itself And as he gets ever nearer to the truth of what happened that night in Golden Lane he finally sees that his own life is in grave danger br br From the spectacularly inventive Benjamin Black here is a historical crime novel that delivers both a mesmerizing portrait of a lost world and a riveting tale of intrigue and suspense, b One of The i Chicago Tribune i s Best Reads of b br br b One of Dublin s most powerful men meets a violent end and an acknowledged master of crime fiction delivers his most gripping novel yet b br br On a sweltering summer afternoon newspaper tycoon Richard Jewell known to his many enemies as Diamond Dick is discovered with his head blown off by a shotgun blast But is it suicide or murder For help with the investigation Detective Inspector Hackett calls in his old friend Quirke who has unusual access to Dublin s elite br br Jewell s coolly elegant French wife Fran oise seems less than shocked by her husband s death But Dannie Jewell s high strung sister is devastated and Quirke is surprised to learn that in her grief she has turned to an unexpected friend David Sinclair Quirke s ambitious assistant in the pathology lab at the Hospital of the Holy Family Further Sinclair has been seeing Quirke s fractious daughter Phoebe and an unlikely romance is blossoming between the two As a record heat wave envelops the city and the secret deals underpinning Diamond Dick s empire begin to be revealed Quirke and Hackett find themselves caught up in a dark web of intrigue and violence that threatens to end in disaster br br Tightly plotted and gorgeously written i A Death in Summer i proves to the brilliant but sometimes reckless Quirke that in a city where old money and the right bloodlines rule he is by no means safe from mortal danger, b Raymond Chandler s incomparable private eye is back pulled by a seductive young heiress into the most difficult and dangerous case of his career b br br It was one of those summer Tuesday afternoons when you begin to wonder if the earth has stopped revolving The telephone on my desk had the look of something that knows it s being watched Traffic trickled by in the street below and there were a few pedestrians too men in hats going nowhere br br So begins i The Black Eyed Blonde i a new novel featuring Philip Marlowe yes that Philip Marlowe Channeling Raymond Chandler Benjamin Black has brought Marlowe back to life for a new adventure on the mean streets of Bay City California It is the early s Marlowe is as restless and lonely as ever and business is a little slow Then a new client is shown in young beautiful and expensively dressed she wants Marlowe to find her former lover a man named Nico Peterson Marlowe sets off on his search but almost immediately discovers that Peterson s disappearance is merely the first in a series of bewildering events Soon he is tangling with one of Bay City s richest families and developing a singular appreciation for how far they will go to protect their fortune br br Only Benjamin Black a modern master of the genre could write a new Philip Marlowe detective novel that has all the panache and charm of the originals while delivering a story that is as sharp and fresh as today s best crime fiction