È una bella giornata per una gita in barca a vela e Victor Delahaye, importante imprenditore irlandese, decide di uscire in mare insieme a Davy Clancy, giovane figlio del suo socio. Ma una volta al largo, Victor prende la pistola e si uccide. Per lo meno, questo è quanto racconta il ragazzo, unico testimone. Il caso è di alto profilo, visto che le indagini si svolgeranno nell’alta società dublinese, e l’ispettore Hackett chiede aiuto al suo amico Quirke, medico legale. Le cose si complicano quando pochi giorni dopo si verifica un’altra morte misteriosa: quella del socio di Victor, Jack Clancy, che viene ritrovato annegato. Anche questa volta, un’uscita in barca a vela finita tragicamente. Incidente? Suicidio? Oppure dietro le morti dei due soci c’è la stessa mano assassina? E se è così, dove va cercato il responsabile? In famiglia o nell’ambiente di lavoro? Ad aiutare Quirke c’è anche la figlia Phoebe, con la quale il medico sta ricostruendo un difficile rapporto, e proprio Phoebe ha l’intuizione giusta per trovare il bandolo dell’intricatissima matassa…
- ISBN: 8823507510
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 288
In this fifth book in the 'Dr. Quirke' series, the pathologist helps investigate the deaths of two businessmen. The book can be read as a standalone. ***** Wealthy Dublin businessman Victor Delahaye invites Davey Clancy, the 25-year-old son of his business partner, out on his sailboat. Victor then pro Leggi tutto
This is the fifth of Benjamin Black's novels set in the Ireland of the 1950s, and featuring Quirke, a consulting pathologist who often works on homicide cases with Detective Inspector Hackett. Like the other entries in the series, it's very literary in tone and moves at a slow and steady pace. That
This is #5 in the Quirke series by Benjamin Black aka John Banville but it can be read as a standalone. Quirke is a pathologist in 1950s Dublin when nice middle-class women didn't work and almost everybody smoked. The book opens with a carefully staged suicide by a businessman in front of his partne Leggi tutto
Things are not always what they seem. This is so true for the Delahey & Clancy families. These families built a company together. Even though they shared the same amount of investment, the Clancy's were seen as the subservient party. This isn't the story. The current Delaney, Victor, took Jack Clanc Leggi tutto
Most of this Quirke tale is a character study of the families involved in this hapless suicide case, however there are a few well placed humorous passages that are real gems. Whilst on the way through the cemetery to attend the funeral of said supposed suicide, Inspector. Hackett lowers his voice and Leggi tutto
The author is acclaimed, it would seem. I have no idea why. I found this book dull, dreary, and long-winded. Almost nothing happens, and when it does happen it happens very, very slowly. It is a short work of 200 or so pages in my edition. At least 150 pages of those are somnolent and tiresome. No d Leggi tutto
Arranqué la serie de Quirke por este tomo, el quinto. Un par de consideraciones. Capaz que hice mal y tenía que haber arrancado por el #1. Me encontré con un par de personajes principales ya moldeados con una relación dada y no entendí el juego entre ellos. Se me complicó la lectura. Y lo otro, lo usu Leggi tutto
Just couldn't seem to really get into this. Not bad, Not good. Just o. k. Probably one of those I shouldn't have finished. OH WELL. On to something else. Just downloaded Jo Nesbo's Phantom That's more like it.
first: I received this book as an ARC; I loved it so much I bought a regular copy. So my ARC is available and needs a good home. If you live in the US and you want it, just be the first to leave a comment saying you'd like it and I'll send it to you. The postage is on me. My thanks to Librarything's Leggi tutto
Vengeance is the fifth of the six novels featuring the Dublin pathologist Quirke (no first name) from the pen of Benjamin Black, aka Man Booker Prize-winner John Banville. Banville reportedly writes the series for money, seeing them as of a lower order than the dozens of “serious” novels and plays h Leggi tutto
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