A Novel

Audiobook CD - 2012
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A bizarre suicide leads to a scandal and then still more blood, as one of our most brilliant crime novelists reveals a world where money and sex trump everything

In Vengeance,  a bizarre suicide leads to a scandal and then still more blood, as Benjamin Black reveals a world where money and sex trump everything. It's a fine day for a sail, and Victor Delahaye, one of Ireland's most successful businessmen, takes his boat far out to sea. With him is his partner's son-who becomes the sole witness when Delahaye produces a pistol, points it at his own chest, and fires. This mysterious death immediately engages the attention of Detective Inspector Hackett, who in turn calls upon the services of his sometime partner Quirke, consultant pathologist at the Hospital of the Holy Family. The stakes are high: Delahaye's prominence in business circles means that Hackett and Quirke must proceed very carefully. Among others, they interview Mona Delahaye, the dead man's young and very beautiful wife; James and Jonas Delahaye, his identical twin sons; and Jack Clancy, his ambitious, womanizing partner. But then a second death occurs, this one even more shocking than the first, and quickly it becomes apparent that a terrible secret threatens to destroy the lives and reputations of several members of Dublin's elite. Why did Victor Delahaye kill himself, and who is intent upon wreaking vengeance on so many of those who knew him?
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Macmillan Audio, p2012.
ISBN: 9781427221421
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 8 sound discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Keating, John (Actor)


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Dec 20, 2016

I've tried this series & author, just cannot get into them. The DVD series with Gabriel Byrne is fine. The narrator of these books doesn't just read them, he seems to interpret them like the actor he is. I want to form my own opinions on the subject matter.

Aug 20, 2016


Jun 14, 2013

Benjamin Black aka John Banville aka is a master of his craft, no matter what he is writing.

To be sure, Vengeance has a cheesy title and it takes a while to get going; still, the characters and pure Irishness of this text will pull you in before long, especially in audio...


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