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Snow

Snow

ISBN
9780571362677
Published
01/10/2020
9780571362677
Format
Hardback
Price
£14.99
Paperback
352

About the Book

'Superb.' The Times
'Outstanding.' Irish Independent
'Exquisite.' Daily Mail

A CrimeReads Most Anticipated Book of 2020

'The body is in the library,’ Colonel Osborne said. ‘Come this way.’

Following the discovery of the corpse of a highly respected parish priest at Ballyglass House - the Co. Wexford family seat of the aristocratic, secretive Osborne family - Detective Inspector St John Strafford is called in from Dublin to investigate.

Strafford faces obstruction from all angles, but carries on determinedly in his pursuit of the murderer. However, as the snow continues to fall over this ever-expanding mystery, the people of Ballyglass are equally determined to keep their secrets.

‘The sinister and unnerving Snow has all the trimmings of a classic country house mystery - body in the library, closed circle of suspects, foul weather - all elevated by Banville's immaculate, penetrating prose.’ Peter Swanson

'Superb.' The Times'Outstanding.' Irish Independent'Exquisite.' Daily MailA CrimeReads Most Anticipated Book of 2020'The body is in the library,’ Colonel Osborne said. ‘Come this way.’Following the discovery of the corpse of a highly respected parish priest at Ballyglass House - the Co. Wexford family seat of the aristocratic, secretive Osborne family - Detective Inspector St John Strafford is called in from Dublin to investigate. Strafford faces obstruction from all angles, but carries on determinedly in his pursuit of the murderer. However, as the snow continues to fall over this ever-expanding mystery, the people of Ballyglass are equally determined to keep their secrets.‘The sinister and unnerving Snow has all the trimmings of a classic country house mystery - body in the library, closed circle of suspects, foul weather - all elevated by Banville's immaculate, penetrating prose.’ Peter Swanson
  • John Banville

    John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. He is the author of seventeen novels, including The Book of EvidenceThe Sea, which won the 2005 Man Booker Prize, and the Quirke Series of crime novels under the pen name Benjamin Black. Other major prizes he has won include the Franz Kafka Prize, the Irish PEN Award for Outstanding Achievement in Irish Literature, and the Prince of Asturias Award. He lives in Dublin. 

“Superb . . . This is crime fiction for the connoisseur.”
- The Times
“Stylish… engrossing… a deft, penetrating study of the elaborate rituals of class and religion in post-war Ireland… Banville has taken a classic crime construct and produced a subtle, incisive novel that is superb to the last drop.”
- Independent