Vengeance: A Novel

by Benjamin Black

Picador | March 26, 2013 | Trade Paperback

Vengeance: A Novel is rated 3 out of 5 by 1.


"Propulsive. [Vengeance] will keep you turning pages."-The Los Angeles Times

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-then kills himself in front of his partner's son. This mysterious death immediately engages the attention of Detective Inspector Hackett and his sometime partner, Quirke, consultant pathologist. The stakes are high, and Hackett and Quirke must proceed with caution as they question 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. When a second-and even more shocking-death occurs, it becomes clear that a terrible secret threatens to destroy the lives and reputations of Dublin's elite, in this novel from Benjamin Black.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.71 in

Published: March 26, 2013

Publisher: Picador

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1250024188

ISBN - 13: 9781250024183

Found in: Literary

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Vengeance I LOVE his writing but this was a little flat. MAYBE it was me but I felt dissapionted . My opinion only.
Date published: 2015-10-21

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Vengeance: A Novel

Vengeance: A Novel

by Benjamin Black

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.71 in

Published: March 26, 2013

Publisher: Picador

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1250024188

ISBN - 13: 9781250024183

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"Propulsive. [Vengeance] will keep you turning pages."-The Los Angeles Times

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-then kills himself in front of his partner's son. This mysterious death immediately engages the attention of Detective Inspector Hackett and his sometime partner, Quirke, consultant pathologist. The stakes are high, and Hackett and Quirke must proceed with caution as they question 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. When a second-and even more shocking-death occurs, it becomes clear that a terrible secret threatens to destroy the lives and reputations of Dublin's elite, in this novel from Benjamin Black.

About the Author

Benjamin Black is the pen name of the Man Booker Prize-winning novelist John Banville. The author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed series of Quirke novels-Christine Falls, The Silver Swan, Elegy for April, and A Death in Summer-he lives in Dublin.

Editorial Reviews

"[Benjamin Black's] books about the dour Irish pathologist named Quirke have effortless flair, with their period-piece cinematic ambience and their sultry romance. The Black books are more like Alan Furst's elegant, doom-infused World War II spy books than like standard crime tales." -Janet Maslin, The New York Times"Readers with a literary bent who prefer stylish prose and fully-realized characters are in the right hands with Black. Black's prose is vividly rendered, almost painterly in its detail." -The Boston Globe"Quirke is captivating--by turns dour and charming, and with an air about him that is catnip to women." -Seattle Times"There are very few writers who can write elegantly about murder, but there is no question that Benjamin Black is one of them." -The Washington Times"Propulsive. [Vengeance] will keep you turning pages." -The Los Angeles Time"Alluring.The Black books have been lovely and luminous. [They] remain enticing, sultry pleasures." -Janet Maslin, The New York Times"[Vengeance's] tartly playful opening is a tour de force, and one typical of Mr. Black, who enjoys confounding readers' expectations.. Vengeance is filled with . enticing sentences, sentences that quietly beckon, promising one thing before flirtatiously turning back and ending unexpectedly. Indeed, language is at the heart of the entire series." -Judith Flanders, The Wall Street Journal"Benjamin Black.has become a dab hand at certain flourishes of classic genre writing, from the thumbnail charac
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