The Crime Writers’ Association

Historical Dagger 2022


John Banville

April in Spain

Published by: Faber

A well-drawn atmosphere of menace lies over the holiday in San Sebastián of Dr Quirke, the Dublin coroner, and when it comes to a head there is a death in Spain and the end of a cabinet minister’s career in Dublin. This is the second of John Banville’s novels set in the late 1950s and featuring Detective Inspector Strafford.

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