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Vengeance Hardcover – 7 August 2012
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|Hardcover, 7 August 2012||
- Publisher : Henry Holt & Co (7 August 2012)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 304 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0805094393
- ISBN-13 : 978-0805094398
- Dimensions : 16.33 x 2.9 x 24.38 cm
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About the Author
Benjamin Black is the pen name of the Man Booker Prize-winning novelist John Banville. The author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed series of Quirke novels--Christine Falls,The Silver Swan, Elegy for April, and A Death in Summer--he lives in Dublin.
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Here, the action centres on a family feud and business rivalry, but once again it is less a burning sense of suspense than the texture of the writing and the lives of the three central, permanent characters that rivet attention. Against the background of 1950s Dublin – the time if not perhaps the place – is sharply realised, and becomes almost an additional character. The plot is skilfully handled, but our attention is every bit as much focused on the lives and relationships of Quirke, himself, his daughter Phoebe and his foil, the phlegmatic but sharp Inspector Hackett.
As I write I think I have only one novel in this series left to read. I savour the prospect and hope that Black is hard at work on the seventh. I find Quirke one of the most engaging of crime novel detectives.