Even the Dead by Benjamin Black


Pathologist Quirke works in the city morgue, watching over Dublin’s dead.

A car crashes into a tree in central Dublin and bursts into flames. The police assume the driver’s death was either an accident or a suicide, but Quirke believes otherwise. –His gut tells him something doesn’t add up

Meanwhile Quirke gets involved in the trail of a missing woman- and becomes drawn into the shadowy of Dublin’s elite-corrupt politicians, Church Politics and stolen babies.

It leads him to a long-buried conspiracy that involves his own family.

Quirke is an endearing hero of Dublin of the 1950s-wet, cold, foggy, sinister-is evoked with harsh realism and nostalgia.

This was a real page turner-a beach read for the brainy! Recommended.

“At the heart of Even the Dead is an insidious plot….the hero Black never worries about letting the plot dangle, breathing lovely, rich emotion through these pages with his unhurried, reflective prose….You linger over his descriptions.”—Chicago Tribune.


You can reserve a copy online at South Dublin Libraries’ catalogue here.


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