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Holy Orders

A Quirke Novel

By Benjamin Black, 1945-

When the body of his daughter’s friend is brought to his autopsy table, Quirke is plunged into a world of corruption that takes him to the darkest corners of the Irish Church and State.

“At first they thought it was the body of a child. Later, when they got it out of the water and saw the pubic hair and the nicotine stains on the fingers, they realized their mistake.”

So begins Holy Orders, the latest Quirke case set in Dublin at a moment when newspapers are censored, social conventions are strictly defined, and appalling crimes are hushed up. Why? Because in 1950s Ireland the Catholic Church controls the lives of nearly everyone. But when Quirke’s daughter Phoebe loses her close friend Jimmy Minor to murder, Quirke can no longer play by the Church’s rules. Along with Inspector Hackett, his sometime partner, Quirke investigates Jimmy’s death and learns just how far the Church and its supporters will go to protect their own interests.

Haunting, fierce, and brilliantly plotted, this is Benjamin Black writing at the top of his form. His inimitable creation, the endlessly curious Quirke, brings a pathologist’s unique understanding of death to unlock the most dangerous of secrets.

Format

Book

Availability

2 available at Main (Downtown)
  • M Black, Mystery
  • M Black, Mystery

Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780805094404


Format: Book
Author: Black, Benjamin, 1945-
Summary: When the body of his daughter's friend is brought to his autopsy table, Quirke is plunged into a world of corruption that takes him to the darkest corners of the Irish Church and State.-- Publisher's description
Title: Holy orders : a Quirke novel / Benjamin Black.
Publisher Date: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2013.
Subject: Catholic Church -- Ireland -- Dublin -- Fiction. Police -- Ireland -- Dublin -- Fiction Pathologists -- Fiction. Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction Dublin (Ireland) -- Fiction
Isbn: 9780805094404 0805094407
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: M Black
Oclc: 811597675
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Bib Id: 445713

Format: Book
Author: Black, Benjamin, 1945-
Summary: When the body of his daughter's friend is brought to his autopsy table, Quirke is plunged into a world of corruption that takes him to the darkest corners of the Irish Church and State.-- Publisher's description
Title: Holy orders : a Quirke novel / Benjamin Black.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2013.
Description: 288 pages ; 25 cm
Subjects: Catholic Church -- Ireland -- Dublin -- Fiction.
Subjects: Police -- Ireland -- Dublin -- Fiction
Subjects: Pathologists -- Fiction.
Subjects: Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Subjects: Dublin (Ireland) -- Fiction
Genre: Psychological fiction.
LCCN: 2013001589
ISBN: 9780805094404
ISBN: 0805094407
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: M Black