Christine Falls: a novel
|Grouped Work ID||250b1e5b-c223-0042-c43e-fe87d288bf46|
|Grouping Title||christine falls|
|Grouping Author||black benjamin|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-11-15 22:45:21PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-11-14 23:53:16PM|
|author||Black, Benjamin, 1945-|
|available_at_catalog||Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|detailed_location_catalog||Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction, Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Fiction|
It's not the dead that seem strange to Quirke. It's the living. One night, after a few drinks at an office party, Quirke shuffles down into the morgue where he works and finds his brother-in-law, Malachy, altering a file he has no business even reading. Odd enough in itself to find Malachy there, but the next morning, when the haze has lifted, it looks an awful lot like his brother-in-law, the esteemed doctor, was in fact tampering with a corpse—and concealing the cause of death.
It turns out the body belonged to a young woman named Christine Falls. And as Quirke reluctantly presses on toward the true facts behind her death, he comes up against some insidious—and very well-guarded—secrets of Dublin's high Catholic society, among them members of his own family.
Set in Dublin and Boston in the 1950s, the first novel in the Quirke series brings all the vividness and psychological insight of Booker Prize winner John Banville's fiction to a thrilling, atmospheric crime story. Quirke is a fascinating and subtly drawn hero, Christine Falls is a classic tale of suspense, and Benjamin Black's debut marks him as a true master of the form.
|format_category_catalog||Audio Books, Books, eBook|
|isbn||9780312426323, 9780805081527, 9781427218193|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000279965|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|H. Holt,|2006.|340 p. ; 25 cm., overdrive:55d561ab-4174-4183-a5b9-f12b5637de85|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Macmillan Audio|2007||
|subject_facet||Catholics -- Fiction, Detective and mystery stories, English, Dublin (Ireland) -- Fiction, Pathologists -- Fiction, Upper class -- Ireland -- Fiction|
|title_display||Christine Falls : a novel|
|title_full||Christine Falls : a novel / Benjamin Black, Christine Falls Quirke Series, Book 1|
|title_short||Christine Falls :|
|topic_facet||Catholics, Detective and mystery stories, English, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literature, Mystery, Pathologists, Upper class|