The Silver Swan

Quirke Mysteries Book 2

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Now a major TV series: Quirke starring Gabriel Byrne and Michael Gambon and written by Andrew Davies

Time has moved on for Quirke, the world-weary pathologist first encountered in Christine Falls. It is the middle of the 1950s, that low, dishonourable decade; a woman he loved has died, a man whom he once admired is dying, while the daughter he for so long denied is still finding it hard to accept him as her father. When an old acquaintance approaches him about his wife’s apparent suicide, Quirke recognizes trouble but, as always, trouble is something he cannot resist.

‘Absorbing, atmospheric and moving. More please’ Guardian

‘Drug addiction, morbid sexual obsession, blackmail and murder, as well as prose as crisp as a winter’s morning by the Liffey . . . Quirke is human enough to swell the hardest of hearts’ GQ

‘A romp of a read, a compelling fix’ Scotsman

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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Books in the Series

Elegy for April
Elegy for April
Holy Orders
Holy Orders
Vengeance
Vengeance
A Death in Summer
A Death in Summer
Christine Falls
Christine Falls