Vengeance

Vengeance

Book - 2012
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Detective Inspector Hackett and his occasional partner Quirke investigate the suicide of a prominent Irish businessman, but when a second death occurs, Hackett and Quirke uncover evidence of a secret that threatens to destroy other members of Dublin's elite.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, ©2012
ISBN: 9780805094398
Branch Call Number: BLACK
Characteristics: 304 p. ; 25 cm

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empbee
Oct 17, 2017

Slow.

KCLSLibrarians Jun 25, 2014

Chief Inspector Hackett and consulting pathologist ‘Quirke’ come together in this character driven period piece set in Scotland. Black has a wonderful ability to develop complex and compelling (if sometimes repellent) characters and bring the reader directly to the scene of the crime. You can almost smell the cigarette smoke and feel the chill in the air as the story unfolds around a baffling apparent suicide and a murder.

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Patricia03
Nov 12, 2012

Just so so. I felt that the author did not have his heart in the story.

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toby65
Sep 06, 2012

Not as interesting or engaging as the previous in this series. Nonetheless, a good read.

akarenina Aug 11, 2012

This is another excellent mystery by Benjamin Black (AKA John Banville) written in the classic "drawing room" tradition.

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