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The Silver Swan by Benjamin Black
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Aug 17, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: amateur_sleuths, bookmarks, murder_mystery
Recommended to KarenC by: next in series
Read from August 05 to 11, 2010 — I own a copy

A murder mystery to be solved by an inept pathologist who does a bad job of trying to be an amateur detective. Quirke should stick to being a pathologist, report his complete and truthful findings at the coroner's inquest and walk away from the case. His detecting instincts are awful, causing more issues than he resolves. In this one he just gets it all wrong.

Characters seemed flat and engendered no feelings of empathy. Female characters remain the same helpless, undirected, sex objects they were in Christine Falls. If you like the 1950's and darkly described scenes you may like this character study. I really didn't. So despite the Edgar nomination for Christine Falls I will probably not read further volumes in this series.

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