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The Resource A death in summer : a novel, Benjamin Black

A death in summer : a novel, Benjamin Black

Label
A death in summer : a novel
Title
A death in summer
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin Black
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On a sweltering summer afternoon, newspaper tycoon Richard Jewell—known to his many enemies as Diamond Dick—is discovered with his head blown off by a shotgun blast. But is it suicide or murder? For help with the investigation, Detective Inspector Hackett calls in his old friend Quirke, who has unusual access to Dublin's elite. Jewell's coolly elegant French wife, Françoise, seems less than shocked by her husband's death. But Dannie, Jewell's high-strung sister, is devastated, and Quirke is surprised to learn that in her grief she has turned to an unexpected friend: David Sinclair, Quirke's ambitious assistant in the pathology lab at the Hospital of the Holy Family. Further, Sinclair has been seeing Quirke's fractious daughter Phoebe, and an unlikely romance is blossoming between the two. As a record heat wave envelops the city and the secret deals underpinning Diamond Dick's empire begin to be revealed, Quirke and Hackett find themselves caught up in a dark web of intrigue and violence that threatens to end in disaster. Tightly plotted and gorgeously written, A Death in Summer proves to the brilliant but sometimes reckless Quirke that in a city where old money and the right bloodlines rule, he is by no means safe from mortal danger
Member of
Summary
Summoned by Detective Inspector Hackett to investigate the suspicious death of a newspaper tycoon, Quirke discovers a relationship between the victim's grieving sister and Quirke's pathology assistant David Sinclair, a situation that is further complicated by David's relationship with Quirke's daughter and a deadly secret
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
387448
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Black, Benjamin
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6052.A57
LC item number
D43 2011
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Quirke novel
Series volume
Book 4]
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Quirke (Fictitious character : Black)
  • Police
  • Pathologists
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Dublin (Ireland)
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical
Target audience
adult
Label
A death in summer : a novel, Benjamin Black
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Publication
Copyright
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Series information from NoveList
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19058033
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
308 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9780805090925
Lccn
2010043024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
A death in summer : a novel, Benjamin Black
Publication
Copyright
Note
Series information from NoveList
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19058033
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
308 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9780805090925
Lccn
2010043024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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