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Read online The Silver Swan (Quirke #2).pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Silver Swan (Quirke #2) The inimitable Quirke returns in another spellbinding crime novel in which a young woman s dubious suicide sets off a new string of hazards and deceptions .

Two years have passed since the events of the bestselling Christine Falls and much has changed for Quirke the irascible formerly hard drinking Dublin pathologist His beloved Sarah is dead his surrogate father lies in a convent hospital paralyzed by a devastating stroke and Phoebe Quirke s long denied daughter has grown increasingly withdrawn and isolated .

With much to regret from his last inquisitive foray Quirke ought to know better than to let his curiosity get the best of him Yet when an almost forgotten acquaintance comes to him about his beautiful young wife s apparent suicide Quirke s old itch to cut into the quick of things to delve into the dark of what was hidden is roused again As he begins to probe further into the shadowy circumstances of Deirdre Hunt s death he discovers many things that might better have remained hidden as well as grave danger to those he loves .

Haunting masterfully written and utterly mesmerizing in its nuance The Silver Swan fully lives up to the promise of Christine Falls and firmly establishes Benjamin Black a k a John Banville among the greatest of crime writers by Benjamin Black, John Banville

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The Silver Swan (Quirke #2)
Title:The Silver Swan (Quirke #2)
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Category:Mystery, Fiction, Crime, Ireland, Irish literature
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In the debut crime novel from the Booker winning author a Dublin pathologist follows the corpse of a mysterious woman into the heart of a conspiracy among the city s high Catholic society br br It s not the dead that seem strange to Quirke It s the living One night after a few drinks at an office party Quirke shuffles down into the morgue where he works and finds his brother in law Malachy altering a file he has no business even reading Odd enough in itself to find Malachy there but the next morning when the haze has lifted it looks an awful lot like his brother in law the esteemed doctor was in fact tampering with a corpse and concealing the cause of death br br It turns out the body belonged to a young woman named Christine Falls And as Quirke reluctantly presses on toward the true facts behind her death he comes up against some insidious and very well guarded secrets of Dublin s high Catholic society among them members of his own family br br Set in Dublin and Boston in the s the first novel in the Quirke series brings all the vividness and psychological insight of Booker Prize winner John Banville s fiction to a thrilling atmospheric crime story Quirke is a fascinating and subtly drawn hero Christine Falls is a classic tale of suspense and Benjamin Black s debut marks him as a true master of the form, The inimitable Quirke returns in another spellbinding crime novel in which a young woman s dubious suicide sets off a new string of hazards and deceptions br br Two years have passed since the events of the bestselling Christine Falls and much has changed for Quirke the irascible formerly hard drinking Dublin pathologist His beloved Sarah is dead his surrogate father lies in a convent hospital paralyzed by a devastating stroke and Phoebe Quirke s long denied daughter has grown increasingly withdrawn and isolated br br With much to regret from his last inquisitive foray Quirke ought to know better than to let his curiosity get the best of him Yet when an almost forgotten acquaintance comes to him about his beautiful young wife s apparent suicide Quirke s old itch to cut into the quick of things to delve into the dark of what was hidden is roused again As he begins to probe further into the shadowy circumstances of Deirdre Hunt s death he discovers many things that might better have remained hidden as well as grave danger to those he loves br br Haunting masterfully written and utterly mesmerizing in its nuance The Silver Swan fully lives up to the promise of Christine Falls and firmly establishes Benjamin Black a k a John Banville among the greatest of crime writers, 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 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