Join the North Providence Mystery Book Club on Tuesday May 1, 2018. We will be discussing Christine Falls by Benjamin Black. This book is the first featuring Quirke, who is a pathologist in Dublin, Ireland during the 1950s. Benjamin Black is the pen name of author John Banville, an award-winning writer.
The book summary from the author’s website is:” It's not the dead that seem strange to Quirke. It's the living. One night, after a few drinks at an office party, Quirke shuffles down into the morgue where he works and finds his brother-in-law, Malachy, altering a file he has no business even reading. Odd enough in itself to find Malachy there, but the next morning, when the haze has lifted, it looks an awful lot like his brother-in-law, the esteemed doctor, was in fact tampering with a corpse-and concealing the cause of death.
It turns out the body belonged to a young woman named Christine Falls. And as Quirke reluctantly presses on toward the true facts behind her death, he comes up against some insidious-and very well guarded-secrets of Dublin's high Catholic society, among them members of his own family.”
We will be meeting in the Second Floor Meeting Room at 7:00pm.