Snow

John Banville (Author)
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Description

The incomparable Booker Prize winner's next great crime novel--the story of a family whose secrets resurface when a parish priest is found murdered in their ancestral home

Detective Inspector St. John Strafford has been summoned to County Wexford to investigate a murder. A parish priest has been found dead in Ballyglass House, the family seat of the aristocratic, secretive Osborne family.

The year is 1957 and the Catholic Church rules Ireland with an iron fist. Strafford--flinty, visibly Protestant and determined to identify the murderer--faces obstruction at every turn, from the heavily accumulating snow to the culture of silence in the tight-knit community he begins to investigate.

As he delves further, he learns the Osbornes are not at all what they seem. And when his own deputy goes missing, Strafford must work to unravel the ever-expanding mystery before the community's secrets, like the snowfall itself, threaten to obliterate everything.

Beautifully crafted, darkly evocative and pulsing with suspense, Snow is "the Irish master" (New Yorker) John Banville at his page-turning best.

Product Details

Price
$27.99  $25.75
Publisher
Hanover Square Press
Publish Date
October 06, 2020
Pages
304
Dimensions
6.2 X 0.9 X 9.3 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781335230003

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About the Author

John Banville

Reviews

"[A] deceptively complex mystery with literary flourishes...[A] brilliant mix of old tropes and sadly modern evil."--Booklist, STARRED review

"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