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‘Elegy for April’ by Benjamin Black
"Elegy for April" is the third crime story that the Booker Prize-winning Irish novelist John Banville has published under the pseudonym Benjamin Black. As with the earlier books "Christine Falls" and "The Silver Swan," the action here takes place in the Dublin of the 1950s and features a brilliant middle-aged pathologist named Quirke, a loner, a man haunted by his past and inclined not to happiness but to drink.
By Richard Rayner, Special to the Los Angeles Times
April 16, 2010