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A Death in Summer (Signed U.K. First Edition)

John Banville writing as Benjamin Black

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ISBN 10: 0330509098 / ISBN 13: 9780330509091
Published by Mantle (London), 2011
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First U.K. edition. First printing. Hardbound. New/New. A pristine unread copy, comes with mylar dust jacket protector. Defect-free, smoke-free. Shipped in sturdy box with bubble wrap. Purchased new and never opened. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page as Benjamin in Black. The fourth novel is the Quirke series. Bookseller Inventory # 10-2011-61

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Title: A Death in Summer (Signed U.K. First Edition...

Publisher: Mantle (London)

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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When newspaper magnate Richard Jewell is found dead at his country estate, clutching a shotgun in his lifeless hands, few see his demise as cause for sorrow. But before long Doctor Quirke and Inspector Hackett realise that, rather than the suspected suicide, 'Diamond Dick' has in fact been murdered. Jewell had made many enemies over the years and suspicion soon falls on one of his biggest rivals. But as Quirke and his assistant Sinclair get to know Jewell's beautiful, enigmatic wife Francoise d'Aubigny, and his fragile sister Dannie, as well as those who work for the family, it gradually becomes clear that all is not as it seems. As Quirke's investigations return him to the notorious orphanage of St Christopher's, where he once resided, events begin to take a much darker turn. Quirke finds himself reunited with an old enemy and Sinclair receives sinister threats. But what have the shadowy benefactors of St Christopher's to do with it all? Against the backdrop of 1950's Dublin, Benjamin Black conjures another atmospheric, beguiling mystery.

About the Author:

Benjamin Black is the pen name of acclaimed author John Banville, who was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. His novels have won numerous awards, including the Man Booker Prize in 2005 for The Sea. He lives in Dublin. A Death in Summer is the fourth book in Benjamin Black's celebrated Quirke Dublin series, now a major BBC TV series starring Gabriel Byrne.

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