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Christine Falls EW PICK After a suspicious body rolls across his desk in Benjamin Black's Christine Falls, jolly...Christine FallsMystery and Thriller, Fiction EW PICK After a suspicious body rolls across his desk in Benjamin Black's Christine Falls, jolly...2007-03-02Henry Holt & Company
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Christine Falls

Genre: Mystery and Thriller, Fiction; Author: Benjamin Black; Status: In Season; Publisher: Henry Holt & Company

EW PICK

After a suspicious body rolls across his desk in Benjamin Black’s Christine Falls, jolly Irish coroner Quirke gets entangled in a conspiracy involving stolen babies and malevolent nuns in the ’50s.

Grisliest Death A woman is tied to a chair and left for dead.

Lowdown Crime fiction rarely lives up to the term ”literary,” but Falls (by Man Booker Prize winner John Banville under a pseudonym) is the happy exception. Falls starts slow, but builds to a melancholy, satisfying conclusion.

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