Holy Orders

Holy Orders

Large Print - 2013
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In 1950s Ireland, newspapers are censored, social conventions are strictly defined, and appalling crimes are hushed up. Why? Because the Catholic Church controls the lives of nearly everyone. But when the body of his daughter Phoebe's closest friend is brought to his autopsy table, Quirke can no longer play by the Church's rules. Along with Inspector Hackett, his sometime partner, Quirke investigates Jimmy's death and learns just how far the Church and its supporters will go to protect their own interests.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781410463890
1410463893
Characteristics: 429 pages ;,23 cm.

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Doris527
Nov 05, 2015

New author for me. Book was good even though set in the 50s. Quirke investigates the death of a friend of his daughters and finds things are not as they seem. touches on religion of the day and much soul searching. I will try another of Black's books.

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Daphne57
Oct 21, 2013

Didn't like Black's style at all and his period setting lacked a good deal of authenticity.

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beverleymcmaster
Oct 11, 2013

The most interesting of the series. Shows what an iron grip the Catholic Church had on every aspect of society, including crime.

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maipenrai
Oct 09, 2013

2013 audiobook - will be available thru minn link SIXTH BOOK IN QUIRKE SERIES

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