#2 in series

The Silver Swan

Quirke Mysteries Book 2

Book 2 in the series

3.47 based on 2375 ratings & 323 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

Publication date: 15.08.2013
ISBN: 9781447237327
Number of pages: 368

Synopsis

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