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A Death in Summer | [Benjamin Black]

A Death in Summer

When newspaper magnate Richard Jewell is found dead at his country estate, clutching a shotgun in his lifeless hands, few see his demise as cause for sorrow. But before long Doctor Quirke and Inspector Hackett realise that, rather than the suspected suicide, ‘Diamond Dick' has in fact been murdered. Suspicion soon falls on one of Jewell's biggest rivals.
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Publisher's Summary

The fourth Quirke mystery from John Banville writing as Benjamin Black: now a major TV series starring Gabriel Byrne. When newspaper magnate Richard Jewell is found dead at his country estate, clutching a shotgun in his lifeless hands, few see his demise as cause for sorrow. But before long Doctor Quirke and Inspector Hackett realise that, rather than the suspected suicide, ‘Diamond Dick' has in fact been murdered.

Suspicion soon falls on one of Jewell's biggest rivals. But as Quirke and his assistant Sinclair get to know Jewell's beautiful, enigmatic wife Françoise d'Aubigny, and his fragile sister Dannie, as well as those who work for the family, it gradually becomes clear that all is not as it seems... Against the backdrop of 1950's Dublin, Benjamin Black conjures another atmospheric, beguiling mystery.

©2011 Benjamin Black (P)2013 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd

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  • Sarah
    Settle, United Kingdom
    1/5/14
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    "Poor narration"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    A superb story spoiled by dreadful narration


    What did you like best about this story?

    Characters are well rounded and the setting, in the 1950s, well evoked


    What didn’t you like about John Keating’s performance?

    He seemed to be reading a line at a time and therefore pausing in inapposite places. I shall not purchase any further books read by him.


    Do you think A Death in Summer needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Yes, Quirke is a character with lots to give.


    Any additional comments?

    I shall acquire the remaining Quirke books either as Kindle books or in paper. A pitdy, because with a better narrator, the book could have been great.

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