A Death in Summer

A Death in Summer - Quirke Dublin Mysteries

1st paperback ed

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Publisher's Synopsis

A Death in Summer is the fourth entry in the Quirke Mysteries, an enthralling literary crime series set in 1950s Dublin from John Banville, writing as Benjamin Black. Now major TV series: Quirke, starring Gabriel Byrne and Michael Gambon.

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 realize that - rather than the suspected suicide - 'Diamond Dick' has been murdered.

Suspicion soon falls on one of Jewell's biggest rivals. But Quirke has his eyes elsewhere. With his assistant Sinclair, he gets to know Jewell's beautiful, enigmatic wife Françoise d'Aubigny and his fragile sister Dannie, as well as those who work for the family. And, gradually, it becomes clear that, in this household, everything is not as it seems . . .

A Death in Summer is the fourth Quirke Mystery. Continue the atmospheric, beguiling series with Vengeance.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780330509152
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Imprint: Picador
Pub date:
Edition: 1st paperback ed
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 311
Weight: 232g
Height: 132mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 22mm