April in Spain: A Detective Mystery (Hardcover)

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April in Spain: A Detective Mystery (Hardcover)



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Booker Prize winner John Banville's Quirke returns for a dramatic new mystery on the Spanish coast in this dark and evocative follow up to national bestseller Snow, which is conveniently just out in paperback so you can pick up the duo of great Irish crime fiction for a great holiday gift.

— From Mysteries, Thrillers, & Horror

Don't miss this page-turner for the mystery lover


Booker Prize winner John Banville returns with a dark and evocative new mystery set on the Spanish coast

Don't disturb the dead...

On the idyllic coast of San Sebastian, Spain, Dublin pathologist Quirke is struggling to relax, despite the beaches, caf's and the company of his disarmingly lovely wife. When he glimpses a familiar face in the twilight at Las Acadas bar, it's hard at first to tell whether his imagination is just running away with him.

Because this young woman can't be April Latimer. She was murdered by her brother, years ago--the conclusion to an unspeakable scandal that shook one of Ireland's foremost political dynasties.

Unable to ignore his instincts, Quirke makes a call back home to Ireland and soon Detective St. John Strafford is dispatched to Spain. But he's not the only one en route. A relentless hit man is on the hunt for his latest prey, and the next victim might be Quirke himself.

Sumptous, propulsive and utterly transporting, April in Spain is the work of a master writer at the top of his game.

Don't miss John Banville's next novel, The Lock-up

Other riveting mysteries from John Banville:
  • Snow

Product Details ISBN: 9781335471406
ISBN-10: 1335471405
Publisher: Hanover Square Press
Publication Date: October 5th, 2021
Pages: 320
Language: English