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  • Even the Dead A uirke Novel
  • Benjamin Black
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  • 15 October 2019
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Read & download  Even the Dead A uirke Novel 102 Characters Even the Dead A uirke Novel 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. 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 in this novel and I love a book with a strong sense of place uirke is on medical leave when the story opens He is staying with his stepbrother and wife when his assistant encounters an interesting case and seeks advice from him uirke is intrigued and is uickly back at work He works with his police friend Detective Hackett in a case of a frightened woman who is sucked into a scheme for selling Catholic babies to rich Americans Here s the one thing that bothered me so much that I dropped the rating a star I don t know if it was a plot device or a cultural thing but it annoyed me They were looking for a woman who had given them a fake name They knew where she lived and asked the landlord about Lisa Smith The landlord denied knowing her Then instead of asking who lived there they just walk away Why not ask that uestion Then they return days later and search the apartment By then it had cleaned out and there were no clues It just bothered me Why not ask at the beginning I enjoyed the pace of the book and there were some lovely twists I loved Dublin as a character I loved the characters A good mystery that I recommend

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Read & download  Even the Dead A uirke Novel 102 Characters Even the Dead A uirke Novel 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 beau. 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 very glad that I didThere was a gradual build up of mystery and suspense almost like the reader is being teased To me it felt like the author was playing a game of sorts rather than throwing everything into your face all at once we are given a subtle trail to follow which ultimately led to the killer and a very clever ending in my view uirke himself is wellkind of uirky I found there was an air of mystery surrounding him and I am curious if that was just in the context of this book or whether this can be felt in the other books in this series A semi reformed alcoholic who happens to fall in love What I liked about this story is that although a murder was committed and an investigation follows you are inadvertently drawn into a love story of sortsbut not a mushy it is way to in your face type of loveno it was kinda sweet OMG Did I just say the S worduirke is also uite reflective but seems to be fighting an inner turmoilwhich I found uite endearing And Evelyn Blakewell I adore her Confident sassy and too old to play gamesyepI like her character She feels real uirke s daughter Phoebe also features uite a lot within the pages and her strange relationship with her father unfoldsI also felt there was something haunting about this read I cannot uite put my finger on itbut once I got over my initial struggleI could not put it down Politics revelations secrecy redemption love and even justice is what you will find within this story Will I read any in this seriesI think you will find I have already added a few to my TBR pile Definitely interested in learning about uirke

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Read & download  Even the Dead A uirke Novel 102 Characters Even the Dead A uirke Novel 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. 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 of my favorites in the entire series My guess is that Even the Dead just might be the last uirke novel there is just something I gleaned from the story that makes me feel that way If not we ll say I m wrong and call it a day but to me it just has that last of series feeling This one is a bit subdued than the other uirke novels not nearly as dark in tone but still uite good And it is a must read for anyone who s been following this series Set in mean and mendacious Dublin of the 1950s a city where the small group behind the powers that be maintain control through a mix of religion politics and money Even the Dead opens with a dead man on the pathologist s slab being worked on by Dr David Sinclair uirke s assistant and the guy uirke s daughter Phoebe s been seeing for a while now Chief pathologist uirke is not even at the hospital but rather convalescing from events that started in an earlier story The police are certain that the body belongs to a suicide but Sinclair thinks otherwise and to be sure he reluctantly calls his boss in for a consultation It is actually just what uirke needs being back at work and he puts his recovery time aside and goes back to work The dead man Leon Corless is the son of a very well known Communist agitator this is the 1950s remember and uirke confirms Sinclair s findings that this was no mere accident and definitely not suicide While uirke is getting back into his post convalescent swing Phoebe has an adventure of her own when she is contacted by a former classmate who confides to Phoebe that she is both pregnant and in very serious danger Phoebe barely remembers her but sensing that the girl is completely in earnest she hides her away at a family home Phoebe turns to her father who turns to his friend Inspector Hackett for help both on the Corless case and on the girl s disappearance and it isn t long until they discover that the two cases just might be relatedAs always in this series of novels Black s writing is tip top he has a way of not only creating a clever plot but also characters that manage to stay under my skin and make me impatient for the next installment especially in the main character uirke who was driven by an absence of a past and who was aware of no great thirst in himself for justice and the righting of wrongswithno illusions that the world could be set to rights at least not by him who could not even set right his own life However as the story continues and uirke s present crosses his past things begin to change leading to an extremely powerful ending I never saw coming Even though in my opinion Even the Dead is not as dark nor as particularly in depth as its predecessors there is still a deep underlying noirish current that runs throughout the story which certainly kept me turning pages to see where Black was going to take things I love this entire series and this newest book did not disappoint I would truly hate to see this series end but as I said earlier it s written so that it feels like it might just be the last here s hoping it s not Who s going to like this book Certainly readers who ve followed the series in order up to now and readers who enjoy the darker side of crime and characters without going to the darker extreme of true noir Cozy fans stay away there is nothing I repeat nothing even remotely cutesy or nice in this entire book Also since much of this book strays into uirke s past it would be doing oneself a disservice to start the series with this novel each and every book should really be read in publication order As long as Banville continues to write as Benjamin Black I ll continue reading what has turned out to be one of my very favorite series of crime novels ever Road Trip With Daddy car The Devil Is Dead crashes into a tree in Sergey Love Me Harder #3 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. If anyone in the US would like my advanced reader Pirate Unmasked copy it s yours I ll be buying a hardcover How Creative Are You 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 Malcolm and the Baby Road to Avonlea #8 copyEven the Dead is number seven in Black s aka John Banville uirke series which begins with Christine Falls one of my favorites in the entire series My guess is that Even the Dead just might be the last uirke novel there is just something I gleaned from the story that makes me feel that way If not we ll say I m wrong and Royals call it a day but to me it just has that last of series feeling This one is a bit subdued than the other uirke novels not nearly as dark in tone but still uite good And it is a must read for anyone who s been following this series Set in mean and mendacious Dublin of the 1950s a Dr Eve Zombie Killer Book #1 city where the small group behind the powers that be maintain Freak of Nature Lost Witch #1 control through a mix of religion politics and money Even the Dead opens with a dead man on the pathologist s slab being worked on by Dr David Sinclair uirke s assistant and the guy uirke s daughter Phoebe s been seeing for a while now Chief pathologist uirke is not even at the hospital but rather An Army at Dawn The War in Africa 1942 1943 certain that the body belongs to a suicide but Sinclair thinks otherwise and to be sure he reluctantly Capitalism and Classical Social Theory Third Edition calls his boss in for a Lascivious Something consultation It is actually just what uirke needs being back at work and he puts his recovery time aside and goes back to work The dead man Leon Corless is the son of a very well known Communist agitator this is the 1950s remember and uirke Feminism Art Theory confirms Sinclair s findings that this was no mere accident and definitely not suicide While uirke is getting back into his post Drowned by Water The Cloud Warrior Saga #25 convalescent swing Phoebe has an adventure of her own when she is Heat Parker Reed #1 contacted by a former Scrooge The Musical classmate who From Julia Child's Kitchen confides to Phoebe that she is both pregnant and in very serious danger Phoebe barely remembers her but sensing that the girl is Dragon's Fin Soup and Other Modern Siamese Fables completely in earnest she hides her away at a family home Phoebe turns to her father who turns to his friend Inspector Hackett for help both on the Corless 75 Classic Rides Oregon case and on the girl s disappearance and it isn t long until they discover that the two Island of Ignorance The Third Cthulhu Companion cases just might be relatedAs always in this series of novels Black s writing is tip top he has a way of not only Metes and Bounds A Novel creating a Keystone Cornerstone #2 characters that manage to stay under my skin and make me impatient for the next installment especially in the main The goose girl A North South picture book character uirke who was driven by an absence of a past and who was aware of no great thirst in himself for justice and the righting of wrongswithno illusions that the world Taking Heart could be set to rights at least not by him who The Baroness Black Gold could not even set right his own life However as the story Fabulous Monsters continues and uirke s present Addis Aläm crosses his past things begin to Payback in Wayback change leading to an extremely powerful ending I never saw The Satires of Horace Campus coming Even though in my opinion Even the Dead is not as dark nor as particularly in depth as its predecessors there is still a deep underlying noirish The Wicked Ones current that runs throughout the story which Introduction to the Methods of Grigori Grabovoi certainly kept me turning pages to see where Black was going to take things I love this entire series and this newest book did not disappoint I would truly hate to see this series end but as I said earlier it s written so that it feels like it might just be the last here s hoping it s not Who s going to like this book Certainly readers who ve followed the series in order up to now and readers who enjoy the darker side of Upon the Head of the Goat A Childhood in Hungary 1939 1944 crime and Concentration Exercises characters without going to the darker extreme of true noir Cozy fans stay away there is nothing I repeat nothing even remotely An Epiphany Manual on the Art and Discipline of Formation In Common A Fresh Approach to the Ancient Practice of Spiritual Direction cutesy or nice in this entire book Also since much of this book strays into uirke s past it would be doing oneself a disservice to start the series with this novel each and every book should really be read in publication order As long as Banville Reckless Need Hearts Temptation #3 continues to write as Benjamin Black I ll Acta Templarorium - 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