Christine Falls 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… Christine Falls 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… 2007-03-06 Fiction Mystery and Thriller Henry Holt & Company
Book Review

Christine Falls (2007)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Mar 06, 2007; Writer: Benjamin Black; Genres: Fiction, Mystery and Thriller; 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.

Originally posted Mar 02, 2007 Published in issue #924 Mar 09, 2007 Order article reprints
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