Man Booker prize winner John Banville writing as Benjamin Black
In the Pathology Department one night, late after a party, Quirke stumbles across a body that shouldn’t have been there . . . and his brother- in-law, eminent paediatrician Malachy Griffin – a rare sight in Quirke’s gloomy domain – altering a file to cover up the corpse’s cause of death. It is the first time Quirke encounters Christine Falls. The investigation he decides to lead into the way she lived – and the reason she died – disturbs a dark secret that has been festering at the core of Dublin’s high Catholic society, a secret ready to destabilise the very heart and soul of Quirke’s own family . . .
"A wonderfully intricate, intriguing, fast-moving plot - and a colourful cast of characters" - The Guardian