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Christine Falls - A Novel

Benjamin Black

It's not the dead that seem strange to Quirke. It's the living. One night, after a few drinks at an office party, Quirke shuffles down into the morgue where he works and finds his brother-in-law, Malachy, altering a file he has no business even reading. Odd enough in itself to find Malachy there, but the next morning, when the haze has lifted, it looks an awful lot like his brother-in-law, the esteemed doctor, was in fact tampering with a corpse-and concealing the cause of death. It turns out the body belonged to a young woman named Christine Falls. And as Quirke reluctantly presses on toward the true facts behind her death, he comes up against some insidious-and very well-guarded-secrets of Dublin's high Catholic society, among them members of his own family. Set in Dublin and Boston in the 1950s, the first novel in the Quirke series brings all the vividness and psychological insight of Booker Prize winner John Banville's fiction to a thrilling, atmospheric crime story. Quirke is a fascinating and subtly drawn hero, Christine Falls is a classic tale of suspense, and Benjamin Black's debut marks him as a true master of the form.

It's not the dead that seem strange to Quirke. It's the living. One night, after a few drinks at an office party, Quirke shuffles down into the morgue where he works and finds his brother-in-law, Malachy, altering a file he has no business even reading. Odd enough in itself to find Malachy there, but the next morning, when the haze has lifted, it looks an awful lot like his brother-in-law, the esteemed doctor, was in fact tampering with a corpse-and concealing the cause of death. It turns out the body belonged to a young woman named Christine Falls. And as Quirke reluctantly presses on toward the true facts behind her death, he comes up against some insidious-and very well-guarded-secrets of Dublin's high Catholic society, among them members of his own family. Set in Dublin and Boston in the 1950s, the first novel in the Quirke series brings all the vividness and psychological insight of Booker Prize winner John Banville's fiction to a thrilling, atmospheric crime story. Quirke is a fascinating and subtly drawn hero, Christine Falls is a classic tale of suspense, and Benjamin Black's debut marks him as a true master of the form.
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It's not the dead that seem strange to Quirke. It's the living. One night, after a few drinks at an office party, Quirke shuffles down into the morgue where he works and finds his brother-in-law, Malachy, altering a file he has no business even reading. Odd enough in itself to find Malachy there, but the next morning, when the haze has lifted, it looks an awful lot like his brother-in-law, the esteemed doctor, was in fact tampering with a corpse-and concealing the cause of death. It turns out the body belonged to a young woman named Christine Falls. And as Quirke reluctantly presses on toward the true facts behind her death, he comes up against some insidious-and very well-guarded-secrets of Dublin's high Catholic society, among them members of his own family. Set in Dublin and Boston in the 1950s, the first novel in the Quirke series brings all the vividness and psychological insight of Booker Prize winner John Banville's fiction to a thrilling, atmospheric crime story. Quirke is a fascinating and subtly drawn hero, Christine Falls is a classic tale of suspense, and Benjamin Black's debut marks him as a true master of the form.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Timothy Dalton

Length:

9h 35m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

05:21


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:46


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:47


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:35


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:22


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:39


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:06


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:28


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:31


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:21


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:08


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:41


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:43


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:45


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:26


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:17


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:56


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:48


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:00


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:41


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:42


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:49


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:48


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:11


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:36


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:47


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:46


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:18


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:51


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:28


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:01


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:07


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:35


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:34


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:11


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:10


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:42


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:38


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:48


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:44


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:07


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:47


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:46


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:43


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:52


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:24


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:36


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:50


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:40


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:39


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:09


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:32


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:23


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:30


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:37


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:01


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:13


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:42


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:47


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:49


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:39


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:48


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:12


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:25


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:57


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:46


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:49


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:53


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:27


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:03


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:15


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:52


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:12


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:30


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:40


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:54


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:39


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:17


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:48


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:34


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:43


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:40


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:23


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:28


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:04


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:07


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:32


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:49


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:26