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Even the Dead (Quirke #7) Even the Dead is the latest installment in Benjamin Black s aka John Banville Quirke detective series I ll admit I m a huge Banville fan to begin with and have read and thoroughly enjoyed all of the Quirke books so far.So I was thrilled to receive a copy of Even the Dead from NetGalley And it did not disappoint Quirke is his usual dark self and his daughter Phoebe complicated and likable The mystery is a little less gripping than some of the earlier books but the characters are well draw Even the Dead is the latest installment in Benjamin Black s aka John Banville Quirke detective series I ll admit I m a huge Banville fan to begin with and have read and thorough This was an enjoyable read, with Benjamin Black aka John Banville staying true to form with his lyrical, evocative descriptions I have enjoyed some previous titles in the Quirke series, and the suspenseful, dark setting of Dublin in the 1950s continues to intrigue Quirke, always prone to the melancholy, is evenemo than usual at the beginning of this novel, as he has been prescribed rest for an old head injury causing hallucinations and blackouts, yet he is dragged back into a mystery b This was an enjoyable read, with Benjamin Black aka John Banville staying true to form with his lyrical, evocative descriptions I have enjoyed some previous titles in the Quirke series, and the suspenseful, dark setting of Dublin in the 1950s continues to intrigue Quirke, always prone to the melancholy, is evenemo than usual at the beginning of this novel, as he has been prescribed rest for an old head injury causing hallucinat A Suspicious Death, A Pregnant Woman Suddenly Gone Missing Quirke S Latest Case Leads Him Inexorably Toward The Dark Machinations Of An Old FoePerhaps Quirke Has Been Down Among The Dead Too Long Lately The Irish Pathologist Has Suffered Hallucinations And Blackouts, And He Fears The Cause Is A Brain Tumor A Specialist Diagnoses An Old Head Injury Caused By A Savage Beating All That S Needed, The Doctor Declares, Is An Extended Rest But Quirke, Ever Intent On Finding His Place Among The Living, Is Not About To Retire.One Night During A June Heat Wave, A Car Crashes Into A Tree In Central Dublin And Bursts Into Flames The Police Assume The Driver S Death Was Either An Accident Or A Suicide, But Quirke S Examination Of The Body Leads Him To Believe Otherwise Then His Daughter Phoebe Gets A Mysterious Visit From An Acquaintance The Woman, Who Admits To Being Pregnant, Says She Fears For Her Life, Though She Won T Say Why When The Woman Later Disappears, Phoebe Asks Her Father For Help, And Quirke In Turn Seeks The Assistance Of His Old Friend Inspector Hackett Before Long The Two Men Find Themselves Untangling A Twisted String Of Events That Takes Them Deep Into A Shadowy World Where One Of The City S Most Powerful Men Uses The Cover Of Politics And Religion To Make Obscene Profits Even The Dead Benjamin Black S Seventh Novel Featuring The Endlessly Fascinating Quirke Is A Story Of Surpassing Intensity And Surprising Beauty. If anyone in the US would like my advanced reader copy, it s yours I ll be buying a hardcover copy to go into my home library I ll even pay postage to make sure my book gets to a good home like a 3.7 Thanks, LT and thanks to Henry Holt for my copy.Even the Dead is number seven in Black s aka John Banville Quirke series which begins with Christine Falls, one of my favorites in the entire series My guess is that Even the Dead just might be the last Quirke novel there is just something If anyone in the US would like my advanced reader copy, it s yours I ll be buying a hardcover copy to go into my home library I ll even pay postage to make sure my book gets to a good home like a 3.7 Thanks, LT and thanks to Henry Holt for my copy.Even the Dead is number seven in Black s aka John Banville Quirke series which begins with Christine Falls, one of my favorites in the An ordinary unhappinessThe discordant and downright peculiar Griffin Quirke family take what I presume is their final bow Notwithstanding the disparaging comments of the author on the whole crime genre as well as viewing the mediocre television series, I confess that I have derived much pleasure from reading this series of novels I have enjoyed the spot on depiction of 1950s Irish society and Dublin in particular a culture that is even today not entirely gone I like the melancholy of the no An ordinary unhappinessThe discordant and downright peculiar Griffin Quirke family take what I presume is their final bow Notwithstanding the disparaging comments of the author on the whole crime genre as well as viewing the mediocre television series, I confess that I have derived much pleasure from reading this series of novels I have enjoyed the spot on depiction of 1950s Irish society and Dublin in particular a culture that is even today not entirely gone I like the melancholy of the novels, the darkness of atmosphere, the extremes of privilege and entitlement and poverty and despair.As for plot well, the plot of this one is neither better nor worse than the earlier books The usual themes are very much in evidence, corrupt and stifling church, corrupt and stifling state, nasty villains acting on behalf of or established in the seats of power A young civil servant is f I find it hard to rate and review this latest entry in the Quirke series I liked it well enough but there isn t much of a mystery going on here The suspicious death of a young man who crashes his car into a tree never really develops into anything surprising, and it rather takes a backseat to a focus on the personal lives of the characters This is not a bad thing per se, as I like the characters in this series a lot and found the developments in their lives compelling However, I wish there h I find it hard to rate and review this latest entry in the Quirke series I liked it well enough but there isn t much of a mystery going on here The suspicious death of a young man who crashes his car into a tree never really develops into anything surprising, and it rather takes a backseat to a focus on th This is an excellent well structured and plotted Irish noir that beckons the reader in and captivates until the end It is set in fifties Dublin, where Black evokes a marvellous dark suspense filled atmosphere, a backdrop where murky deeds take place We find Quirke, the pathologist, in a fragile state suffering from seeing things and blackouts Quirke fears the worst, but a specialist prescribes rest, whilst attributing the symptoms to an old head injury.Responding to his daughter Phoebe s plea This is an excellent well structured and plotted Irish noir that beckons the reade I received this book from Sara D Arcy Penguin Random House UK and the author in exchange for an honest review.I have to be fair and say that from the start, I got the feeling that I was missing out on something, having never read any of the the other books in this series However, my curiosity got the better if me and although I struggled initially, I persevered and was very glad that I did.There was a gradual build up of mystery and suspense almost like the reader is being teased To me, it I received this book from Sara D Arcy Penguin Random House UK and Even the Dead was my first Quirke novel which didn t matter one bit and I have to say that I m definitely wanting to read.I ve been a bit down on crime recently with a few notable exceptions I ve been findig them all very samey and indeed I have picked up and put down a few with Even the Dead I picked it up and it stayed picked up The writing is gorgeous, invoking the senses and really embedding you into Quirkes world a supposedly gentler time that still erupts into violence an Even the Dead was my first Quirke novel which didn t matter one bit and I have to say that I m definitely wanting to read.I ve been a bit down on crime recently with a few notable exceptions I ve been findig them all very samey and indeed I have picked up and put down a few with Even the Dead I picked it up and it stayed picked up The writing is gorgeous, invoking the senses and really embedding you into Quirkes world a supposedly gentler time that still erupts into violence and with some real old school mystery storytelling at its heart.An accident that is not an accident, a scared girl who feels all alone and Quirke is back in business having been away for a while For me as a first time meeting the characters, it was beautifully done, no problem picking up threads and the current mystery was intriguing and atmospheric.Even the Dead floats along carrying you with it, a firm sense of place and time, some really really fas 3.5 Stars The setting is 1950 s Dublin, and Pathologist Dr Quirke and Police Inspector Hackett, join forces to investigate the death of a young man The man was found in his crashed car in Phoenix park with the car well alight It was thought to be a suicide initially until Quirke found evidence to the contrary Quirke s daughter becomes involved when the man s pregnant girlfriend asks for her help, declaring that she s in extreme danger, and in fear of her life Who would want thi

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