April in Spain

John Banville

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

Format
Ebook
ISBN
9780571363612
Date Published
05.10.2021
Delivery
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Summary

**THE DROWNED – THE CHILLING NEW STRAFFORD & QUIRKE MURDER MYSTERY – AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW**

‘Deeply atmospheric.’

MICK HERRON

‘A joy to read.’
SUNDAY TIMES

‘The ultimate page-turner.’
IRISH INDEPENDENT

The sumptuous, propulsive, sun-kissed follow up to the bestselling Snow, from the Booker Prize winning author.

‘He wanted to know who she was, and why he was convinced he had some unremembered connection with her. It was as simple as that. But he knew it wasn’t. It wasn’t simple at all.’

When Dublin pathologist Quirke glimpses a familiar face while on holiday with his wife, it’s hard, at first, to tell whether his imagination is just running away with him. Could she really be who he thinks she is, and have a connection with a crime that nearly brought ruin to an Irish political dynasty?

Unable to ignore his instincts, Quirke makes a call back home and Detective St John Strafford is soon dispatched to Spain. But he’s not the only one on route: as a terrifying hitman hunts down his prey, they are all set for a brutal showdown.

Praise for Snow:

‘Superb … crime fiction for the connoisseur.’ The Times
‘Outstanding.’ Irish Independent
‘Exquisite.’ Daily Mail
‘Hypnotic.’ Financial Times
‘Compelling.’ Sunday Times
‘Superb to the last drop.’ Independent

Critic Reviews

Deeply atmospheric; forensically psychological.

Mick Herron
Critic Reviews

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

The Times
Critic Reviews

[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.

Scotsman
Critic Reviews

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

Sunday Times
Critic Reviews

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
Critic Reviews

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 many novels, including The Book of Evidence, the 2005 Booker Prize-winning The Sea, and, more recently, the bestselling Strafford and Quirke crime series, which has twice been shortlisted for the CWA Historical Dagger.

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