A Death in Summer

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Now a major TV series: Quirke starring Gabriel Byrne.

When newspaper magnate Richard Jewell is found dead at his country estate, clutching a shotgun in his lifeless hands, few see his demise as cause for sorrow. But before long Doctor Quirke and Inspector Hackett realise that, rather than the suspected suicide, ‘Diamond Dick’ has in fact been murdered.

Suspicion soon falls on one of Jewell’s biggest rivals. But as Quirke and his assistant Sinclair get to know Jewell's beautiful, enigmatic wife Françoise d’Aubigny, and his fragile sister Dannie, as well as those who work for the family, it gradually becomes clear that all is not as it seems . . .

Against the backdrop of 1950's Dublin, Benjamin Black conjures another atmospheric, beguiling mystery.

About Benjamin Black

Benjamin Black is the pen name of acclaimed author John Banville, who was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. His novels have won numerous awards, most recently the Man Booker Prize in 2005 for The Sea. He lives in Dublin.

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Christine Falls
Christine Falls
The Silver Swan
The Silver Swan
Elegy for April
Elegy for April
Holy Orders
Holy Orders
Vengeance
Vengeance