Picador USA, October 2006. First Edition. Hardcover. Used - Very Good / Very Good. Item #299353
In the Pathology Department it was always night. This was one of the things Quirke liked about his job. But one night, after a party, Quirke stumbles across a body that shouldn't have been there - and his brother-in-law, eminent paediatrician Malachy Griffin, altering a file to cover up the corpse's cause of death.
The debut crime novel from a Booker Prize-winning author Benjamin Black. Dublin, 1950s. One night, after a few drinks at an office party, Quirke shuffles down into the morgue where he works and finds his brother-in-law tampering with the corpse of Christine Fallsand concealing the cause of death. As Quirke reluctantly presses on toward the true facts behind her death, he comes up against some insidiousand very well guardedsecrets of Dublins high Catholic society, among them members of his own family. First printing w/ full number line; Flat-signed by the author at title page; Tight binding; Clean, sturdy boards; Text free of markings; Un-clipped dust jacket Near Fine, housed in protective mylar to ensure futher preservation; An exceptional copy, fit for any collector's library.