Black, Benjamin Holy Orders

ISBN 13: 9781427236821

Holy Orders

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9781427236821: Holy Orders

This is the latest compelling Quirke Dublin mystery. She looked at him and smiled sadly. 'You've lived too long among the dead, Quirke,' she said. He nodded. 'Yes, I suppose I have.' She was not the first one to have told him that, and she would not be the last. 1950s Dublin. When a body is found in the canal, pathologist Quirke and his detective friend Inspector Hackett must find the truth behind this brutal murder. But in a world where the police are not trusted and secrets often remain buried there is perhaps little hope of bringing the perpetrator to justice. As spring storms descend on Dublin, Quirke and Hackett's investigation will lead them into the dark heart of the organisation that really runs this troubled city: the church. Meanwhile Quirke's daughter Phoebe realises she is being followed; and when Quirke's terrible childhood in a priest-run orphanage returns to haunt him, he will face his greatest trial yet...

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She looked at him and smiled sadly. You've lived too long among the dead, Quirke, she said. He nodded. Yes, I suppose I have. She was not the first one to have told him that, and she would not be the last. 1950s Dublin. When a body is found in the canal, pathologist Quirke and his detective friend Inspector Hackett must find the truth behind this brutal murder. But in a world where the police are not trusted and secrets often remain buried there is perhaps little hope of bringing the perpetrator to justice.As spring storms descend on Dublin, Quirke and Hackett's investigation will lead them into the dark heart of the organisation that really runs this troubled city: the church. Meanwhile Quirke's daughter Phoebe realises she is being followed; and when Quirke's terrible childhood in a priest-run orphanage returns to haunt him, he will face his greatest trial yet...

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A New York Times Bestselling Author -- In 1950s Ireland newspapers are censored, social conventions are strictly defined, and appalling crimes are hushed up. Why? Because the Catholic Church controls the lives of nearly everyone. But when the body of his daughter Phoebe's close friend is brought to his autopsy table, Quirke can no longer play by the Church's rules. And when he investigates Jimmy's Minor death, Quirke learns just how far the Church will go to protect its own.

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