A corpse goes missing, much to the surprise of the medical examiner, Quirke. The deceased is one Christine Falls, whose autopsy records are mistakenly or deliberately changed by Quirke's own brother-in-law, who refuses to answer Quirke's questions. Quirke's dogged quest for justice for Christine threatens to unbury secrets of Dublin's city officials, the Catholic Church and his own. A great start, good plot and the exceptional writing of Benjamin Black aka Booker Award winner John Banville elevate this mystery to a must-read.
In the debut crime novel from a Booker Prize-winning author, a Dublin pathologist follows the corpse of a mysterious woman into the heart of a conspiracy among the city's high Catholic society. Picador USA