Down among the dead men...
Pathologist Quirke works in the city morgue, watching over Dublin's dead. The latest to join their ghostly ranks is a suicide. But something doesn't add up. The victim has a suspicious head wound, and the only witness has vanished, every trace of her wiped away.
On the trail of the missing woman, Quirke finds himself drawn into the shadowy world of Dublin's elite - secret societies, High Church politics and corrupt politicians. It leads him to a long-buried conspiracy that involves his own family. But it's too late to go back now....
The dead will be heard.
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By Rogayah on 04-06-16
Life, all its cruelties and yet...
Excellent with a brilliant narrator and a story that is slow to move into higher gears but goes on an unexpected roller coaster of a ride. Quirk, with his mental problems sees the world in a very unusual and lyrical way that gives an uncommon yet painterly view of life. The characters as seen by him are remote and distant but the story is vivid in its descriptions and has a very visual quality. Dublin and the Ireland of the 1950s is well drawn.
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