Snow Snow

Snow

A Novel

    • 3.8 • 457 Ratings
    • $14.99
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Publisher Description

*NATIONAL BESTSELLER*

*SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA HISTORICAL DAGGER AWARD*

A Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year

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.

Don't miss John Banville's next novel, The Lock-up!

Other riveting mysteries from John Banville:  April in Spain

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2020
October 6
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Hanover Square Press
SELLER
Harlequin Digital Sales Corporation
SIZE
1.9
MB

Customer Reviews

snail usa ,

A good read

I enjoyed the descriptions of the family and The sense of place. I did notice a few details discrepancies that careful editing would have caught - I didn’t quite see the point of one character’s flat head(pun)

ChgoLaw67 ,

Beautifully done mystery

This is a traditional murder at the isolated house with a twist, the house is in Ireland and the victim a Catholic priest.

dominolouis ,

Poor plot

Poor plot

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