Christine Falls: [a novel]

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The hero of Christine Falls, Quirke, is a surly pathologist living in 1950s Dublin. One night, after having a few drinks at a party, he returns to the morgue to find his brother-in-law tampering with the records on a young woman's corpse. The next morning, when his hangover has worn off, Quirke reluctantly begins looking into the woman's history. He discovers a plot that spans two continents, implicates the Catholic Church, and may just involve members of his own family. He is warned--first subtly, then with violence--to lay off, but Quirke is a stubborn man. The first novel in the Quirke series brings all the vividness and psychological insight of John Banville's writing to the dark, menacing atmosphere of a first-class thriller.
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Upper class -- Ireland -- Fiction
title_displayChristine Falls : a novel
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Christine Falls : a novel / Benjamin Black
Christine Falls : a novel [electronic resource] / Benjamin Black
Christine falls [sound recording] : [a novel]/ Benjamin Black
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