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A suspicious death a pregnant woman suddenly gone missing uirke's latest case leads him inexorably toward the dark machinations of an old foePerhaps uirke has been down among the dead too long Lately the Irish pathologist has suffered hallucinations and blackouts and he fears the cause is a brain tumor A specialist diagnoses an old head injury caused by a savage beating; all that's needed the doctor declares is an extended rest But uirke ever intent on finding his place among the living is not about to retireOne night during a June heat wave a car crashes into a tree in central Dublin and bursts into flames The police assume the driver's death was either an accident or a suicide but uirke's examination of the body leads him to believe otherwise Then his daughter Phoebe gets a mysterious visit from an acuaintance the woman who admits to being pregnant says she fears for her life though she won't say why When the woman later disappears Phoebe asks her father for help and uirke in turn seeks the assistance of his old friend Inspector Hackett Before long the two men find themselves untangling a twisted string of events that takes them deep into a shadowy world where one of the city's most powerful men uses the cover of politics and religion to make obscene profits Even the Dead Benjamin Black's seventh novel featuring the endlessly fascinating uirke is a story of surpassing intensity and surprising beauty Even the Dead A uirke Novel


About the Author: Benjamin Black

John BanvilleBanville was born in Wexford Ireland His father worked in a garage and died when Banville was in his early thirties; his mother was a housewife He is the youngest of three siblings; his older brother Vincent is also a novelist and has written under the name Vincent Lawrence as well as his own His sister Vonnie Banville Evans has written both a children's novel and a reminiscence of growing up in WexfordEducated at a Christian Brothers' school and at St Peter's College in Wexford Despite having intended to be a painter and an architect he did not attend university Banville has described this as A great mistake I should have gone I regret not taking that four years of getting drunk and falling in love But I wanted to get away from my family I wanted to be free After school he worked as a clerk at Aer Lingus which allowed him to travel at deeply discounted rates He took advantage of this to travel in Greece and Italy He lived in the United States during 1968 and 1969 On his return to Ireland he became a sub editor at the Irish Press rising eventually to the position of chief sub editor His first book Long Lankin was published in 1970After the Irish Press collapsed in 1995 he became a sub editor at the Irish Times He was appointed literary editor in 1998 The Irish Times too suffered severe financial problems and Banville was offered the choice of taking a redundancy package or working as a features department sub editor He left Banville has been a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books since 1990 In 1984 he was elected to Aosdána but resigned in 2001 so that some other artist might be allowed to receive the cnuasBanville also writes under the pen name Benjamin Black His first novel under this pen name was Christine Falls which was followed by The Silver Swan in 2007 Banville has two adult sons with his wife the American textile artist Janet Dunham They met during his visit to San Francisco in 1968 where she was a student at the University of California Berkeley Dunham described him during the writing process as being like a murderer who's just come back from a particularly bloody killing Banville has two daughters from his relationship with Patricia uinn former head of the Arts Council of IrelandBanville has a strong interest in vivisection and animal rights and is often featured in Irish media speaking out against vivisection in Irish university research



10 thoughts on “Even the Dead A uirke Novel

  1. says:

    35 StarsThe setting is 1950's Dublin and Pathologist Dr uirke and Police Inspector Hackett join forces to investigate the death of a young man The man was found in his crashed car in Phoenix park with the car well alight It was thought to be a suicide initially until uirke found evidence to the contrary uirke's daughter becomes involved when t


  2. says:

    I received this book from NetGalley Thank you This is my first Benjamin Black book about the uirky pathologist Dr uirke but it's not going to be the last I so enjoyed this story set in Dublin that I am going to go back and read the earlier ones Benjamin Black is the pseudonym John Banville a truly lyrical author Dublin uickly becomes a character


  3. says:

    Even the Dead was my first uirke novel which didn't matter one bit and I have to say that I'm definitely wanting to read I've been a bit down on crime recently with a few notable exceptions I've been findig them all very samey and indeed I have picked up and put down a few with Even the Dead I picked it up and it stayed picked up The writing is gorg


  4. says:

    If anyone in the US would like my advanced reader copy it's yours I'll be buying a hardcover copy to go into my home library I'll even pay postage to make sure my book gets to a good home like a 37 Thanks LT and thanks to Henry Holt for my copyEven the Dead is number seven in Black's aka John Banville uirke series which begins with Christine Falls one


  5. says:

    This was an enjoyable read with Benjamin Black aka John Banville staying true to form with his lyrical evocative descriptions I have enjoyed some previous titles in the uirke series and the suspenseful dark setting of Dublin in the 1950s continues to intrigue uirke always prone to the melancholy is even emo than usual at the beginning of this novel as he


  6. says:

    I find it hard to rate and review this latest entry in the uirke series I liked it well enough but there isn't much of a mystery going on here The suspicious death of a young man who crashes his car into a tree never really develops into anything surprising and it rather takes a backseat to a focus on the personal lives of the characters This is not a bad th


  7. says:

    An ordinary unhappinessThe discordant and downright peculiar Griffinuirke family take what I presume is their final bow Notwithstanding the disparaging comments of the author on the whole crime genre as well as viewing the mediocre television series I confess that I have derived much pleasure from reading this series of novels I have enjoyed the spot on depicti


  8. says:

    This is an excellent well structured and plotted Irish noir that beckons the reader in and captivates until the end It is set in fifties Dublin where Black evokes a marvellous dark suspense filled atmosphere a backdrop where murky deeds take place We find uirke the pathologist in a fragile state suffering from seeing things and blackouts uirke fears the worst but


  9. says:

    I received this book from Sara D’Arcy Penguin Random House UK and the author in exchange for an honest reviewI have to be fair and say that from the start I got the feeling that I was missing out on something having never read any of the the other books in this series However my curiosity got the better if me and although I struggled initially I persevered and was


  10. says:

    Even the Dead is the latest installment in Benjamin Black's aka John Banville uirke detective series I'll admit I'm a huge Banville fan to begin with and have read and thoroughly enjoyed all of the uirke books so farSo I was thrilled to receive a copy of Even the Dead from NetGalley And it did not disappoint uirke is his usual dark self and his daughter Phoebe complicat


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