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Thorndike Press, 2012 - Fiction - 417 pages
37 Reviews
It's a fine day for a sail, and Victor Delahaye, one of Ireland's most successful businessmen, takes his boat far out to sea. With him is his partner's son—who becomes the sole witness when Delahaye produces a pistol, points it at his own chest, and fires. This mysterious death immediately engages the attention of Detective Inspector Hackett, who in turn calls upon the services of his sometime partner Quirke, consultant pathologist at the Hospital of the Holy Family. The stakes are high: Delahaye's prominence in business circles means that Hackett and Quirke must proceed very carefully. Among others, they interview Mona Delahaye, the dead man's young and very beautiful wife; James and Jonas Delahaye, his identical twin sons; and Jack Clancy, his ambitious, womanizing partner. But then a second death occurs, this one even more shocking than the first, and quickly it becomes apparent that a terrible secret threatens to destroy the lives and reputations of several members of Dublin's elite. Why did Victor Delahaye kill himself, and who is intent upon wreaking vengeance on so many of those who knew him?

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Better in that the plot mystery is not a typical one. - Goodreads

Review: Vengeance (Quirke #5)

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Another strong outing in this engaging series. The quality of the writing is what marks these books apart from more routine thrillers. It's actually not much of a thriller as its pretty easy to work ... Read full review

Review: Vengeance (Quirke #5)

User Review  - Dan Downing - Goodreads

Benjamin Black's knack for time and place resonates strongly with me, perhaps more so than many because I am a former smoker. As a teen-ager I lived near a Tobacconist. There, when we had a few extra ... Read full review

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