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Vengeance

(2012)
(The fifth book in the Quirke series)
A novel by

 
A bizarre suicide leads to a scandal and then still more blood, as one of our most brilliant crime novelists reveals a world where money and sex trump everything

It's a fine day for a sail, and Victor de Courcy, one of Ireland's most successful businessmen, takes his boat far out to sea. With him is his partner's son - who becomes the sole witness when de Courcy produces a pistol, points it at his own chest, and fires.

This mysterious death immediately engages the attention of Detective Inspector Hackett, who in turn calls upon the services of his sometime partner Quirke, consultant pathologist at the Hospital of the Holy Family. The stakes are high: de Courcy's prominence in business circles means that Hackett and Quirke must proceed very carefully. Among others, they interview Mona de Courcy, the dead man's young and very beautiful wife; James and Jonas de Courcy, his identical twin sons; and Jack Clancy, his ambitious, womanizing partner. But then a second death occurs, this one even more shocking than the first, and quickly it becomes apparent that a terrible secret threatens to destroy the lives and reputations of several members of Dublin's elite.

Why did Victor de Courcy kill himself, and who is intent upon wreaking vengeance on so many of those who knew him?

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

June 2013 : UK Hardback
Title: Vengeance
Author(s): Benjamin Black
ISBN: 0-7531-9158-X / 978-0-7531-9158-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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December 2012 : USA Hardback
Title: Vengeance (Thorndike Large Print Crime Scene)
Author(s): Benjamin Black
ISBN: 1-4104-5251-4 / 978-1-4104-5251-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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August 2012 : USA Hardback
Title: Vengeance: A Novel (Quirke)
Author(s): Benjamin Black
ISBN: 0-8050-9439-3 / 978-0-8050-9439-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2012 : UK Hardback
Title: Vengeance (Quirke Mysteries)
Author(s): Benjamin Black
ISBN: 0-330-54581-7 / 978-0-330-54581-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mantle
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Paperback Editions

June 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: Vengeance
Author(s): Benjamin Black
ISBN: 0-7531-9159-8 / 978-0-7531-9159-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: Vengeance
Author(s): Black Benjamin
ISBN: 1-4472-6401-0 / 978-1-4472-6401-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: Vengeance: Quirke Mysteries Book 5
Author(s): Benjamin Black
ISBN: 0-330-54582-5 / 978-0-330-54582-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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March 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: Vengeance: A Novel (Quirke)
Author(s): Benjamin Black
ISBN: 1-250-02418-8 / 978-1-250-02418-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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June 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: Vengeance
Author(s): Benjamin Black
ISBN: 0-330-54583-3 / 978-0-330-54583-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mantle
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

October 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: Vengeance
Author(s): Benjamin Black
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Availability: Amazon   

October 2013 : UK Audio edition
Title: Vengeance
Author(s): Benjamin Black
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Availability: Amazon UK   

December 2012 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: Vengeance
Author(s): Benjamin Black
ISBN: 1-4450-2269-9 / 978-1-4450-2269-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2012 : UK Audio CD
Title: Vengeance
Author(s): Benjamin Black
ISBN: 1-4450-2270-2 / 978-1-4450-2270-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2012 : UK MP3 CD
Title: Vengeance
Author(s): Benjamin Black
ISBN: 1-4450-2271-0 / 978-1-4450-2271-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2012 : USA Audio CD
Title: Vengeance: A Novel (Quirke)
Author(s): Benjamin Black
ISBN: 1-4272-2142-1 / 978-1-4272-2142-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

August 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Vengeance: A Novel (Quirke)
Author(s): Benjamin Black
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

August 2012 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Vengeance: Quirke Mysteries Book 5
Author(s): Benjamin Black
Publisher: Mantle
Availability: Amazon UK   



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