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Holy Orders - A Quirke Novel

Benjamin Black

When the body of his daughter's friend is brought to his autopsy table, Quirke is plunged into a world of corruption that takes him to the darkest corners of the Irish Church and State. "At first they thought it was the body of a child. Later, when they got it out of the water and saw the pubic hair and the nicotine stains on the fingers, they realized their mistake." So begins the latest Quirke case, a story set in Dublin at a moment when newspapers are censored, social conventions are strictly defined, and appalling crimes are hushed up. Why? Because in 1950s Ireland the Catholic Church controls the lives of nearly everyone. But when Quirke's daughter Phoebe loses her close friend Jimmy Minor to murder, Quirke can no longer play by the Church's rules. Along with Inspector Hackett, his sometime partner, Quirke investigates Jimmy's death and learns just how far the Church and its supporters will go to protect their own interests. Haunting, fierce, and brilliantly plotted, Holy Orders is Benjamin Black writing at the top of his form. His inimitable creation, the endlessly curious Quirke, brings a pathologist's unique understanding of death to unlock the most dangerous of secrets.

When the body of his daughter's friend is brought to his autopsy table, Quirke is plunged into a world of corruption that takes him to the darkest corners of the Irish Church and State. "At first they thought it was the body of a child. Later, when they got it out of the water and saw the pubic hair and the nicotine stains on the fingers, they realized their mistake." So begins the latest Quirke case, a story set in Dublin at a moment when newspapers are censored, social conventions are strictly defined, and appalling crimes are hushed up. Why? Because in 1950s Ireland the Catholic Church controls the lives of nearly everyone. But when Quirke's daughter Phoebe loses her close friend Jimmy Minor to murder, Quirke can no longer play by the Church's rules. Along with Inspector Hackett, his sometime partner, Quirke investigates Jimmy's death and learns just how far the Church and its supporters will go to protect their own interests. Haunting, fierce, and brilliantly plotted, Holy Orders is Benjamin Black writing at the top of his form. His inimitable creation, the endlessly curious Quirke, brings a pathologist's unique understanding of death to unlock the most dangerous of secrets.
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When the body of his daughter's friend is brought to his autopsy table, Quirke is plunged into a world of corruption that takes him to the darkest corners of the Irish Church and State. "At first they thought it was the body of a child. Later, when they got it out of the water and saw the pubic hair and the nicotine stains on the fingers, they realized their mistake." So begins the latest Quirke case, a story set in Dublin at a moment when newspapers are censored, social conventions are strictly defined, and appalling crimes are hushed up. Why? Because in 1950s Ireland the Catholic Church controls the lives of nearly everyone. But when Quirke's daughter Phoebe loses her close friend Jimmy Minor to murder, Quirke can no longer play by the Church's rules. Along with Inspector Hackett, his sometime partner, Quirke investigates Jimmy's death and learns just how far the Church and its supporters will go to protect their own interests. Haunting, fierce, and brilliantly plotted, Holy Orders is Benjamin Black writing at the top of his form. His inimitable creation, the endlessly curious Quirke, brings a pathologist's unique understanding of death to unlock the most dangerous of secrets.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Keating

Length:

9h 40m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:30


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

16:28


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

11:11


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

28:57


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

18:38


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

31:33


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

18:07


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

17:41


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

29:00


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

50:42


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

24:25


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

13:08


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

30:00


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

19:35


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

18:34


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

01:03:40


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

43:12


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

15:24


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

38:42


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

41:46


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

26:56


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

21:06


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

00:54