Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Another breezy read in the mystery series by a Dublin novelist whose more literary work is often considered "difficult."The prolific alter ego of the masterful, Booker Prize-winning novelist John Banville, Black takes it easy on himself and his readers with this fifth volume in a mystery series featuring the inscrutable Quirke, who is not a detective, but a pathologist and who here is less a ... Read full review

Review: Vengeance

Editorial Review - - Joe Hartlaub

The Quirke series by Benjamin Black a pseudonym for John Banville, who himself has been in the literary news recently has rapidly become one of my favorites. Quirke, a Dublin pathologist who fights a losing battle with alcoholism (to some extent because he enters the battle halfheartedly), and Detective Inspector Hackett make for a comfortable, notsoodd couple whose separate disciplines complement ... Read full review

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