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Read online Elegy for April (Quirke #3).pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC 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 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 by Benjamin Black, John Banville

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Elegy for April (Quirke #3)
Title:Elegy for April (Quirke #3)
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Category:Mystery, Fiction, Crime, Ireland, Irish literature
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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, 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, 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