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April in Spain: A Novel

April in Spain: A Novel

by John Banville

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Who doesn’t love it when one character from a favorite TV series appears in ANOTHER series? Well, it happens in novels as well — and we could not be more pleased! Along with Banville’s 2020 title Snow, newcomer, DI St. John Strafford joins fan favorite Quirke (a pathologist from the Dublin Crime novels and written priorly under the pen name Benjamin Black) in this new novel, April in Spain. A detective duo we are excited to see in cahoots!

*NATIONAL BESTSELLER*

Booker Prize winner John Banville returns with a dark and evocative new mystery set on the Spanish coast

Don't disturb the dead…

On the idyllic coast of San Sebastian, Spain, Dublin pathologist Quirke is struggling to relax, despite the beaches, cafés and the company of his disarmingly lovely wife. When he glimpses a familiar face in the twilight at Las Acadas bar, it's hard at first to tell whether his imagination is just running away with him.

Because this young woman can't be April Latimer. She was murdered by her brother, years ago—the conclusion to an unspeakable scandal that shook one of Ireland's foremost political dynasties.

Unable to ignore his instincts, Quirke makes a call back home to Ireland and soon Detective St. John Strafford is dispatched to Spain. But he's not the only one en route. A relentless hit man is on the hunt for his latest prey, and the next victim might be Quirke himself.

Sumptous, propulsive and utterly transporting, April in Spain is the work of a master writer at the top of his game.


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ISBN-13: 9781335471406
Publisher: Hanover Square Press
Publication date: 10/05/2021
Edition description: Original
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 7,601
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

JOHN BANVILLE was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. He is the author of numerous novels, including The Sea, which won the 2005 Booker Prize, and the DI Quirke novels written under the pseudonym Benjamin Black. In 2011 he was awarded the Franz Kafka Prize, in 2013 he was awarded the Irish PEN Award for Outstanding Achievement in Irish Literature and in 2014 he won the Prince of Asturias Award, Spain’s most important literary prize. He lives in Dublin.

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