Read Books Online

Books: The Lemur

Download books format PDF, TXT, ePub, PDB, RTF, FB2 & Audio Books
Read online
Books description

Read online The Lemur.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Lemur A new thriller from the Booker Prize winning and Edgar nominated author of Christine Falls and The Silver Swan .

John Glass s life in New York should be plenty comfortable He s given up his career as a journalist to write an authorized biography of his father in law communications magnate and former CIA agent Big Bill Mulholland He works in a big office in Mulholland Tower rent free and goes home most nights to his wealthy and well preserved wife Wild Bill s daughter He misses his old life sometimes but all in all things have turned out well .

But when his shifty young researcher a man he calls The Lemur turns up some unflattering information about the family Glass s whole easy existence is threatened Then the young man is murdered and it s up to Glass to find out what The Lemur knew and who killed him before any secrets come out and before any other bodies appear Shifting from s Dublin to contemporary New York the masterful crime writer Benjamin Black returns in this standalone thriller a story of family secrets so deep and so dangerous that anyone might kill to keep them hidden .

by Benjamin Black, John Banville

Books descriptionDetails
The Lemur
Title:The Lemur
Format Type:eBook PDF / e-Pub
Rating:
Author:
Published:
ISBN:0312428081
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:
Category:Mystery, Fiction, Crime, Thriller, Ireland, Noir
Review #Top 1
  • Christine Falls (Quirke #1)

    This book Download ePub PDF - Christine Falls (Quirke #1) - 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 c...

    Read review
  • The Silver Swan (Quirke #2)

    This book Download ePub PDF - 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...

    Read review
  • The Black-Eyed Blonde

    This book Download ePub PDF - The Black-Eyed Blonde - 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 . It was one ...

    Read review
  • Elegy for April (Quirke #3)

    This book Download ePub PDF - Elegy for April (Quirke #3) - 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 ...

    Read review
  • A Death in Summer (Quirke #4)

    This book Download ePub PDF - 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 ...

    Read review
  • Vengeance (Quirke #5)

    This book Download ePub PDF - Vengeance (Quirke #5) - A bizarre suicide leads to a scandal and then still more blood as one of our most brilliant crime novelists reveals a world where money and sex trump everything...

    Read review
  • Holy Orders (Quirke #6)

    This book Download ePub PDF - Holy Orders (Quirke #6) - She looked at him and smiled sadly You ve lived too long among the dead Quirke she said He nodded Yes I suppose I have She was not the first one to have told hi...

    Read review
  • The Lemur

    This book Download ePub PDF - The Lemur - A new thriller from the Booker Prize winning and Edgar nominated author of Christine Falls and The Silver Swan . John Glass s life in New York should be plenty ...

    Read review
  • Even the Dead (Quirke #7)

    This book Download ePub PDF - Even the Dead (Quirke #7) - A suspicious death a pregnant woman suddenly gone missing Quirke s latest case leads him inexorably toward the dark machinations of an old foe b . Perhaps Quirk...

    Read review
  • Wolf on a String

    This book Download ePub PDF - Wolf on a String - 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 . Chr...

    Read review
The Silver Swan (Quirke #2), Holy Orders (Quirke #6), A Death in Summer (Quirke #4), Even the Dead (Quirke #7), Elegy for April (Quirke #3), Vengeance (Quirke #5), Christine Falls (Quirke #1), The Lemur, Wolf on a String, The Black-Eyed Blonde
b A suspicious death a pregnant woman suddenly gone missing Quirke s latest case leads him inexorably toward the dark machinations of an old foe b br br Perhaps Quirke has been down among the dead too long Lately the Irish pathologist has suffered hallucinations and blackouts and he fears the cause is a brain tumor A specialist diagnoses an old head injury caused by a savage beating all that s needed the doctor declares is an extended rest But Quirke ever intent on finding his place among the living is not about to retire br br One night during a June heat wave a car crashes into a tree in central Dublin and bursts into flames The police assume the driver s death was either an accident or a suicide but Quirke s examination of the body leads him to believe otherwise Then his daughter Phoebe gets a mysterious visit from an acquaintance the woman who admits to being pregnant says she fears for her life though she won t say why When the woman later disappears Phoebe asks her father for help and Quirke in turn seeks the assistance of his old friend Inspector Hackett Before long the two men find themselves untangling a twisted string of events that takes them deep into a shadowy world where one of the city s most powerful men uses the cover of politics and religion to make obscene profits i i br i i br i Even the Dead i Benjamin Black s seventh novel featuring the endlessly fascinating Quirke is a story of surpassing intensity and surprising beauty, b A bizarre suicide leads to a scandal and then still more blood as one of our most brilliant crime novelists reveals a world where money and sex trump everything b br br It s a fine day for a sail and Victor Delahaye one of Ireland s most successful businessmen takes his boat far out to sea With him is his partner s son who becomes the sole witness when Delahaye produces a pistol points it at his own chest and fires br br This mysterious death immediately engages the attention of Detective Inspector Hackett who in turn calls upon the services of his sometime partner Quirke consultant pathologist at the Hospital of the Holy Family The stakes are high Delahaye s prominence in business circles means that Hackett and Quirke must proceed very carefully Among others they interview Mona Delahaye the dead man s young and very beautiful wife James and Jonas Delahaye his identical twin sons and Jack Clancy his ambitious womanizing partner But then a second death occurs this one even more shocking than the first and quickly it becomes apparent that a terrible secret threatens to destroy the lives and reputations of several members of Dublin s elite br br Why did Victor Delahaye kill himself and who is intent upon wreaking vengeance on so many of those who knew him, 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, She looked at him and smiled sadly You ve lived too long among the dead Quirke she said He nodded Yes I suppose I have She was not the first one to have told him that and she would not be the last s Dublin When a body is found in the canal pathologist Quirke and his detective friend Inspector Hackett must find the truth behind this brutal murder But in a world where the police are not trusted and secrets often remain buried there is perhaps little hope of bringing the perpetrator to justice As spring storms descend on Dublin Quirke and Hackett s investigation will lead them into the dark heart of the organisation that really runs this troubled city the church Meanwhile Quirke s daughter Phoebe realises she is being followed and when Quirke s terrible childhood in a priest run orphanage returns to haunt him he will face his greatest trial yet