• Crime fiction,  International

    Elegy for April by Benjamin Black

    I came across Elegy for April last winter and my wonderful parents bought me the book for Christmas. The book is written by Benjamin Black, pen-name for writer John Banville, and displays all the great features of high-quality detective fiction, up to the point of being praised by fellow writer Martin Amis. 4/5 From Book Depository: 1950’s Ireland. As a deep, bewildering fog cloaks Dublin, a young woman is found to have vanished. When Phoebe Griffin, still haunted by the horrors of her past, is unable to discover news of her friend; Quirke, fresh from drying out in an institution, responds to his daughter’s request for help. But as Phoebe,…