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Snow

(2020)
(The first book in the St. John Strafford series)
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*NATIONAL BESTSELLER*

A New York Times Editors’ Choice Pick

“Banville sets up and then deftly demolishes the Agatha Christie format…superbly rich and sophisticated.”—New York Times Book Review

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.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"John Banville is simply the finest writer at work today, a prolific prose stylist whose work has only deepened in quality throughout his career." - John Boyne

"Banville writes a dangerous and clear-running prose and has a grim gift of seeing people's souls." - Don DeLillo

"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


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October 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: Snow
Author(s): John Banville
ISBN: 0-571-36267-2 / 978-0-571-36267-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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October 2020 : Canada Hardback
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Title: Snow: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-335-23000-9 / 978-1-335-23000-3 (Canada edition)
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October 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Snow
Author(s): John Banville
ISBN: 0-571-36268-0 / 978-0-571-36268-4 (UK edition)
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October 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Snow
Author(s): John Banville
ISBN: 1-79991-992-7 / 978-1-79991-992-6
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October 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Snow: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-79991-993-5 / 978-1-79991-993-3
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October 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Snow: Library Edition
Author(s): John Banville
ISBN: 1-79991-991-9 / 978-1-79991-991-9
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October 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Snow: A Novel
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October 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Snow: A Novel
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September 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Snow
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Title: Snow
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Title: Snow
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October 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Snow: A Novel
Author(s): John Banville
Publisher: Hanover Square Press
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September 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Snow
Author(s): John Banville
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU