El otro nombre de Laura/ The Silver Swan by Benjamin Black
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Two years have passed since the events of the bestselling Christine Falls, and much has changed for Quirke: his beloved Sarah is dead, his surrogate father lies paralyzed in a convent hospital and Phoebe, his long-denied daughter, has grown increasingly withdrawn and isolated. With much to regret from his last inquisitive foray, Quirke ought to know better than to let his curiosity get the best of him. Yet, a young woman's dubious suicide sets off a new string of hazards and deceptions. Descriptions in Spanish: Ha pasado el tiempo para Quirke, el hastiado forense que conocimos en El secreto de Christine. La muerte de su gran amor y el distanciamiento de su hija han conseguido acentuar su caracter solitario, pero su capacidad para meterse en problemas continua intacta. Cuando Billy Hunt, conocido de sus tiempos de estudiante, le aborda para hablarle del aparente suicidio de su esposa, Quirke se da cuenta de que se avecinan complicaciones, pero, como siempre, las complicaciones son algo a lo que no podra resistirse. De este modo se vera envuelto en un caso sordido en el que se mezclan las drogas, la pornografia y el chantaje, y que una vez mas pondra en peligro su vida. Esta novela de ambiente y trama apasionantes confirma a Benjamin Black como uno de los escritores contemporaneos de mejor estilo y mayor capacidad de persuasion en el genero de la novela negra.
 

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Benjamin Black is the pen name of the novelist John Banville. As Black, he is the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed Quirke novels, including Christine Falls, The Silver Swan, and Elegy for April, and his standalone novel, The Lemur. Christine Falls was nominated for both the Edgar Award and Macavity Award for Best Novel. Writing as John Banville, his novel The Sea is the winner of the 2005 Man Booker Prize. Black was born in Wexford, Ireland, and lives in Dublin.
 
Published November 30, 2008 by Alfaguara. 384 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Black, the pen name of Booker Prize-winning author John Banville (The Sea), [offers his] second atmospheric crime novel starring Quirke, a 1950s Dublin pathologist and unlikely hero.

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