Snow (Hardback)
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Snow (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 01/10/2020
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Darkly evocative and fuelled by Banville’s wintry wit, Snow explores the religious tensions in mid-twentieth century Ireland through a masterfully nuanced take on a classic whodunit.

Shortlisted for the CWA Sapere Books Historical Dagger 2021

'The body is in the library,' Colonel Osborne said. 'Come this way.'

Following the discovery of the corpse of a highly respected parish priest at Ballyglass House - the Co. Wexford family seat of the aristocratic, secretive Osborne family - Detective Inspector St John Strafford is called in from Dublin to investigate.

Strafford faces obstruction from all angles, but carries on determinedly in his pursuit of the murderer. However, as the snow continues to fall over this ever-expanding mystery, the people of Ballyglass are equally determined to keep their secrets.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571362677
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 225 x 140 x 30 mm
Edition: Main


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'The sinister and unnerving Snow has all the trimmings of a classic country house mystery - body in the library, closed circle of suspects, foul weather - all elevated by Banville's immaculate, penetrating prose.' - Peter Swanson

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“Worth a late night reading”

A priest, Father Tom, is found murdered in the library of a Protestant house in Southern Ireland. The story may sound cliched and the characters stereotyped but the writing is superb. The characters are like actors in... More

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“Sins of the Father”

With this novel the two John Banvilles, himself and his alter ego, Benjamin Black, become one. Personalities from the Quirke novels, such as Inspector Hackett, now Chief-Inspector, and even Quirke himself make... More

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“Very good”

A murder mystery sets in 1950's Ireland. This is the first book I've read by this author. It was an easy read and one which I got into very quickly. The story is set in County wexford in Ireland. A... More

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