By Benjamin Black
One of The Chicago Tribune's most sensible Reads of 2011
One of Dublin's strongest males meets a violent finish— and an said grasp of crime fiction provides his so much gripping novel yet
On a sweltering summer season afternoon, newspaper rich person Richard Jewell—known to his many enemies as Diamond Dick—is came upon together with his head blown off through a shotgun blast. yet is it suicide or homicide? For support with the research, Detective Inspector Hackett calls in his outdated good friend Quirke, who has strange entry to Dublin's elite.
Jewell's coolly based French spouse, Françoise, turns out below stunned by way of her husband's loss of life. yet Dannie, Jewell's high-strung sister, is devastated, and Quirke is shocked to profit that during her grief she has grew to become to an unforeseen good friend: David Sinclair, Quirke's formidable assistant within the pathology lab on the health facility of the Holy relatives. extra, Sinclair has been seeing Quirke's fractious daughter Phoebe, and an not likely romance is blossoming among the 2. As a list warmth wave envelops the town and the key offers underpinning Diamond Dick's empire start to be published, Quirke and Hackett locate themselves stuck up in a dismal net of intrigue and violence that threatens to finish in disaster.
Tightly plotted and gorgeously written, A demise in summer time proves to the intense yet occasionally reckless Quirke that during a urban the place previous cash and the best bloodlines rule, he's under no circumstances secure from mortal danger.
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A Death in Summer: A Novel (Quirke Book 4) by Benjamin Black