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A Death in Summer - A Novel

Benjamin Black

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One of The Chicago Tribune's Best Reads of 2011 One of Dublin's most powerful men meets a violent end- and an acknowledged master of crime fiction delivers his most gripping novel yet On a sweltering summer afternoon, newspaper tycoon Richard Jewell-known to his many enemies as Diamond Dick-is discovered with his head blown off by a shotgun blast. But is it suicide or murder? For help with the investigation, Detective Inspector Hackett calls in his old friend Quirke, who has unusual access to Dublin's elite. Jewell's coolly elegant French wife, Françoise, seems less than shocked by her husband's death. But Dannie, Jewell's high-strung sister, is devastated, and Quirke is surprised to learn that in her grief she has turned to an unexpected friend: David Sinclair, Quirke's ambitious assistant in the pathology lab at the Hospital of the Holy Family. Further, Sinclair has been seeing Quirke's fractious daughter Phoebe, and an unlikely romance is blossoming between the two. As a record heat wave envelops the city and the secret deals underpinning Diamond Dick's empire begin to be revealed, Quirke and Hackett find themselves caught up in a dark web of intrigue and violence that threatens to end in disaster. Tightly plotted and gorgeously written, A Death in Summer proves to the brilliant but sometimes reckless Quirke that in a city where old money and the right bloodlines rule, he is by no means safe from mortal danger.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Keating

Length:

9h 49m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:40

Introduction
Introduction

00:31


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:42


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:44


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:41


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:40


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:00


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:42


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:37


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:23


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:14


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:29


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:54


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:11


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:34


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:15


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:24


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:46


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:35


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:23


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:29


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:01


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:20


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:25


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:21


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:05


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:35


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:47


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:51


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:52


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:43


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:07


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:41


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:19


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:35


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:47


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:26


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:28


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:28


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:07


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:32


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:42


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:07


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:03


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:55


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:33


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:50


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:50


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:47


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:04


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:54


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:58


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:14


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:30


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:38


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:17


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:01


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:13


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:43


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:50


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:19


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:04


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:46


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:59


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:46


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:47


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:22


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:14


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:18


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:46


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:07


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:28


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:46


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:54


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:33


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:13


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:31


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:47


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:21


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:16


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:16


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:28


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:18


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:20


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:20


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:23


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:28


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:17


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

00:46