Vengeance: A Novel

Category: Book
By (author): Black, Benjamin
Series: Quirke
Subject:  FICTION / Literary
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Picador
Published: March 2013
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 8.33in x 5.47in x 5.61in
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From The Publisher*Propulsive… [ Vengeance ] will keep you turning pages." - The Los Angeles Times 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 - then kills himself in front of his partner's son. This mysterious death immediately engages the attention of Detective Inspector Hackett and his sometime partner, Quirke, consultant pathologist. The stakes are high, and Hackett and Quirke must proceed with caution as they question 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. When a second - and even more shocking - death occurs, it becomes clear that a terrible secret threatens to destroy the lives and reputations of Dublin's elite, in this novel from Benjamin Black. "
Review Quote*
"Black's best yet… He knows how to create a first-rate sleuth-the ungainly, middle-aged Dublin pathologist Quirke, a man who can never seem to keep his nose out of trouble."- The Daily Beast on A Death in Summer "Sinister… Dublin comes alive with specific details: humping traffic jams, municipal employees, and dangerous alleys, garden walks, wealthy country estates and entrenched racism… A page-turner."- Los Angeles Times on A Death in Summer
Biographical NoteBenjamin Black is the pen name of the Man Booker Prize-winning novelist John Banville. The author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed series of Quirke novels - Christine Falls , The Silver Swan , Elegy for April , and A Death in Summer - he lives in Dublin. Benjamin Black is the pen name of the Man Booker Prize-winning novelist John Banville. The author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed series of Quirke novels - as well as The Black-Eyed Blonde , a Philip Marlowe novel - he lives in Dublin.