April in Spain

John Banville

Irresistible, sun-kissed follow up to the top ten bestseller Snow, from the Booker Prize winning author.

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The sun-kissed follow up to the bestselling Snow, shortlisted for the CWA Historical Dagger

‘Superb.’ The Times
‘Utterly absorbing.’ Daily Mail
‘A joy to read.’ Sunday Times
‘The ultimate page-turner.’ Irish Independent

On the idyllic coast of San Sebastian, Dublin pathologist Quirke is struggling to relax. And when he glimpses a familiar face in the twilight at the bar Las Arcadas, a woman who was meant to have died in a political scandal back in Ireland years earlier, any chance of a peaceful holiday is lost.

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Deeply atmospheric; forensically psychological.

Mick Herron
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Superb and shocking . . . more than a touch of genius.

The Times
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[A] masterly book . . . Each scene holds the attention, invites question. The precision of the writing is a delight . . . In his eighth decade Banville is writing as well as ever – perhaps even better.

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Banville’s sly observations about his characters are a joy to read.

Sunday Times
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The narrative . . . is well constructed and full of excellent descriptions, but the book’s most striking features are its characterisations and the psychological acuity of the writing.

Literary Review
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A delight . . . a social and political novel . . . concerned with the arrogance of power.

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John Banville

JOHN BANVILLE was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. He is the author of eighteen novels, including The Book of Evidence, The Sea, which won the 2005 Man Booker Prize, the Quirke Series of crime novels under the pen name Benjamin Black, and the bestselling Snow, his first novel to feature Detective Inspector St John Strafford. Other major prizes he…

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